NASELLE - Naselle Youth Camp remains safe following Gov. Chris Gregoire's final action Tuesday on Washington's 2009-11 biennial operating budget.
The governor vetoed a number of items in the budget approved by the Legislature last month, but nothing she did had any affect on provisions relating to the Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration.
As required by lawmakers, JRA will have to decide whether to recommend closure of the Maple Hill or Green Hill youth facilities in Lewis County, but may not consider closing Naselle.
Naselle Youth Camp is subject to generalized small-scale cutbacks implemented throughout JRA, which involve a statewide drop of 30 places for troubled youth. It remains to be seen exactly how many of these might come from Naselle and how the camp will adjust to changes in its relationship with the Department of Natural Resources.