I'm writing to encourage the county council to vote in favor of the Lake Whatcom land Reconveyance. This resolution would transfer 8,800-plus acres of land in the Lake Whatcom Watershed from management by Washington State Department of Natural Resources to management by Whatcom County. This is important to me because I care about water quality. The lake provides drinking water to over 100,000 people, and is now on the Department of Ecology list of contaminated water bodies. Establishing a Whatcom County-supervised, low-impact forest preserve park would provide an excellent protective strategy for protecting the land from disturbance from logging - thus helping to protect water quality for the future of the county. Gaining more local control of how our resources are used and managed is a winning proposition. Let's do it.