WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY

WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY: PEOPLE ENGAGED FOR THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE WEST SOUND OF THE SALISH SEA 5 April 2021 The environmental advocacy group West Sound Conservation Council (WSCC) is closing its metaphorical doors this year because many of its members have moved on to other projects or entered other phases of life. TheyContinue reading “WEST SOUND CONSERVATION COUNCIL’S HISTORY”

Protecting the Port Gamble Heritage Forest

West Sound Conservation Council (now disbanded as a formal organization) was one of the founders of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition, the group that brought the now-conserved Port Gamble Heritage Forest into being. The Coalition expanded far beyond WSCC’s early involvement to become the decade-long, multi-group, many-volunteers organization that—under Great Peninsula Conservancy’s leadership—advertised, recruited,Continue reading “Protecting the Port Gamble Heritage Forest”

Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan, 16 March 2021, 6:30 p.m.

The following is a 14 Mar. 2021 email notice from Don Willott, a member of the steering committee for the Master Plan of the Park. He asked that this information be shared with others who might like to participate: “Help develop the excellent plan our community deserves.  Please share with others who might like toContinue reading “Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan, 16 March 2021, 6:30 p.m.”

Federal greenlight of industrial shellfish aquaculture unlawful

Industrial aquaculture has been inexorably replacing shoreline habitat in Washington State, aided and abetted by an Army Corps of Engineers blanket approval (Nationwide Permit 48) of most shellfish aquaculture facilities, thereby adding to the death of the Salish Sea by a thousand cuts.

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.

Kitsap Sun Journalism Fund

In the current misinformation world that we live in, it’s essential to have journalism-standard local news and information, such as that provided by the Kitsap Sun. For those wishing to keep local news strong, there is now a means to support the Sun (besides the usual and desired methods of purchasing a subscription to theContinue reading “Kitsap Sun Journalism Fund”

Kitsap Audubon meets with legislators

This letter to the editor (hyperlink: Kitsap Audubon meets with legislators) was published in the 22 Dec. 2020 web version of the Kitsap Sun newspaper as “State Can Act on Climate Goals.” The letter reports that members of the Kitsap Audubon Society met recently with Senator Christine Rolfes and Representative Drew Hansen to discuss climateContinue reading “Kitsap Audubon meets with legislators”

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”