Petition drive begins for Chuckanut Mountains Park District

The Chuckanut Mountains Park District (CMPD) Advisory Board announces its 2007 petition drive kickoff with a drop-in, volunteer information session 6-9 p.m. Friday, February 2, at the Whatcom Educational Credit Union public meeting space, 510 E. Holly St., Bellingham.

Supportive citizens are encouraged to stop by and sign up to assist with the petition circulation and signature-gathering needed in specific Whatcom and Skagit County precincts in order to place the question of establishing this metropolitan park district, as authorized by Washington state statute, before voters on the November 2007 general election ballot. Maps of the proposed park district, official petitions, and additional information packets for petition circulators will be available to those who volunteer to help circulate the petition to voters registered within the district boundaries in Whatcom and Skagit counties.

Specific information about the proposed park district, which emphasizes conservation in this unique region where the Cascades meet the sea, is available on the CMPD website, More information about the petition drive is available from Joanne Peterson, 676-7573.

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