Chelan County Commissioner Tiffany Gering recently took a trip to the nation's capital. She went with Commissioner Shon Smith and the National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition:
Gering explains where the five million dollars comes from:
It was in 2000 that legislation to create a Secure Rural Schools program was created, but Gering says it's been a tough road ever since:
While in DC, Gering and her group met with Senator Maria Cantwell, and Representatives Kim Schrier, Dan Newhouse and Marie Gluesenkamp Perez.