As revenues continue short of projections, the Washington State Parks department plans to request $27 million from the general fund for 2013-2015, despite that fact that legislators have previously said that state parks may get no general fund money.
With fear of how that may impact our parks, Chelan County PUD will turn to outside expertise to evaluate the options for future operation of the three state operated parks, as well as three not operated by the state: Entiat, Beebe Bridge and Orondo River parks.
Chelan County PUD Commissioner, Carnan Bergren, says the analysis is a first step for the district to have alternative options, should state funding fall through.
Although it remains unclear what help state parks will get from Washington’s general fund, state revenue projections aren’t rosy- leaving Chelan County PUD little choice but to search out other options for their park system."CLICK HERE" for Audio