Walden, DeFazio Voice Support
Herald and News
Klamath Falls, OR
November 11, 2007
By LEE JUILLERAT
Oregon Congressional delegation members outlined their support for $2.5 million in federal money to help build a Crater Lake National Park visitor center.
Rep. Greg Walden wrote, “My family and I have visited, hiked in and enjoyed the wonders of Crater Lake National Park many times, and it is one of the most awe-inspiring wonders of the world and a defining natural feature of our great state of Oregon. As the deepest lake in the United States and the purest lake in the world, Crater Lake annually draws 500,000 visitors from around the world, and we need the proper facilities to help those visitors explore and learn about our wonderful park. I am very happy to join in a bipartisan effort with all my Oregon House and Senate colleagues to support this effort.”
Also supporting the request was Rep. Peter DeFazio, who wrote, “Crater Lake is a national treasure, and it deserves to have facilities worthy of its unique beauty, its history and its ecological importance.”