U.S. House votes to rename Nisqually Refuge after Native-American leader Billy Frank Jr. - Tell Your Story Act Passes in the House of Representatives


Thurston Talk
Published: December 1, 2015

Today the House of Representatives passed the Billy Frank Jr. Tell Your Story Act by a vote of 413-2.


“Billy was instrumental in helping to restore the Nisqually River watershed. Today it is one of the healthiest in the state. He didn’t do it alone – it took the work of many. But most of all it took cooperation of the kind that Billy helped to create everywhere he went. Naming the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge after Billy would be a fitting tribute to the man who loved that watershed so much,” Lorraine Loomis, Chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, said.. 

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