Letter to the Editor Supporting Kendall Trail
Supporting the Kendall Trail
The Kendall Trail is one step closer to becoming reality, thanks in part to state Rep. Sharon Shewmake for working to allocate $300,000 in the House capital budget (HB 2325). Over 4,000 residents call the area around Kendall in the east county home. Children make up over a quarter of the population.
Our community has experienced deaths from car accidents with pedestrians and bicycles because our homes lack pathways along the Kendall Highway (SR 547) to connect to the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, Kendall Elementary School, Foothills Food Bank and local convenience stores. The Kendall Trail will serve many purposes aside from recreation.
Please join us in writing to our Senators about the importance of this project as it is currently not included in the Senate capital budget. Many people in the community have been focused on building the Kendall Trail since 2015 and we are hopeful that the final supplemental capital budget will finally approve this much-needed construction funding.
— Shorty Bjornstad, Maple Falls
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