FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2015
Juneau – Today, the Alaska House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Wool (D-Fairbanks) to expand the popular Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Fairbanks. House Bill 70 passed by a vote of 37-1 and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
“I am proud that the House has taken this simple action to support a great Alaskan landmark,” said Rep. Wool. “Almost everyone in Fairbanks uses this refuge including hundreds of Fairbanks youth who attend Camp Habitat each summer at Creamer’s Field- and of course the cranes and geese that drop in.”
HB 70 would add four additional parcels of state land to the refuge. Similar legislation passed last year, but was vetoed by then Gov. Sean Parnell because of inaccurate legal descriptions. Rep. Wool worked with the Department of Natural Resources to correct the legal descriptions for this bill.
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