A commercial aquaculture facility will be built in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

I’d written a letter to the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands and to the Department of Natural Resources in which I’d objected to a commercial aquaculture facility being built in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge(see https://michaelmaddoxconservation.com/2021/08/17/dont-build-aquaculture-in-the-dungeness-national-wildlife-refuge/). I received an email letter of reply on 20 August (pasted below) stating that approval has been givenContinue reading “A commercial aquaculture facility will be built in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge”

Don’t build aquaculture in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge

This is the letter I mailed today to Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz: From: Michael Maddox(previously of Poulsbo)

Youth Misinformed

Abirami Subramanian, a 14-year-old sophomore at West Sound Academy in Poulsbo, teamed up with students Serena Griffin, Cambria Bartlett, and Mercy Gilniy to create an award-winning documentary about how our education system fails to adequately teach youth about the environment and the health of our planet. In the documentary, Abi and her colleagues (with guidanceContinue reading “Youth Misinformed”

Audubon Washington’s 2021 legislative priorities

Greenhouse gas emissions and extinction of species are increasing, which threatens all of us. Fortunately, many people and groups (such as Audubon Washington) are working hard to move us and other creatures into a livable and flourishing future. Audubon Washington recently released its 2021 legislative priorities.

All We Can Save

Johnson, Ayana Elizabeth and Katharine K. Wilkinson. All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis. New York: One World, 2020. Print.         I just began reading All We Can Save, a book that contains excellent essays by environmental big thinkers like Naomi Klein (author of On Fire), Abigail Dillen (president of Earthjustice),Continue reading “All We Can Save”