When you stroll through the Capitol Campus in Olympia, which is beautiful, you see a lot of evergreen trees, trees from around the world – but where are the trees from eastern Washington? Nowhere, according to 7th District State Representative Joel Kretz, who represents Wauconda. And he wants to change that, introducing House Bill 1700, which would establish what is being called a memorial on the Capitol Campus to commemorate Eastern Washington:
Kretz thinks the bill has a good chance, he says Public Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz has offered a whole grove of trees, and Kretz says he's willing to dig the holes, and says it would cost virtually nothing, and give folks from this side of the state a good feeling when they visit the capitol. House Bill 1700 was referred to the House Rules Committee last Friday.