Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park planning occurs tomorrow

Lots of fine planning—ecological restoration, trails, information kiosks, access for handicapped persons and small children—has gone into what the park’s future will be. You can learn and contribute to that future by attending the third public meeting on the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan, which will be held as a webinar on 29Continue reading “Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park planning occurs tomorrow”

Port Gamble Forest Planning, 29 Sept.

PORT GAMBLE FOREST HERITAGE PARK MASTER PLANNING WEDNESDAY, 9/29 | 6:00-8:00 PMPUBLIC MEETING #3:DRAFT PARK ALTERNATIVES You are invited to join the Kitsap County Parks Department for the third virtual community meeting to discuss the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Master Plan Project. This meeting will focus on alternative park and trail plans that haveContinue reading “Port Gamble Forest Planning, 29 Sept.”

David Frederick and Coffee Oasis: Goodness Embodied

The Coffee Oases in Kitsap County, created by David and Cindy Frederick, provide refuge, hope, and work skills for youth, many of whom are from troubled homes or who are in troubled situations. Dave died recently, and celebration of his life will be on 24 July 2021 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads Neighborhood Church [7555Continue reading “David Frederick and Coffee Oasis: Goodness Embodied”

Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.

Today in Medford, OR, where my trailer-traveling wife and I are staying this week, the temperatures will reach 101°F today, 107 tomorrow, and 113 on Monday. I’d experienced 113 in Iraq, but not in the Pacific Northwest. Near here (Ashland, Talent, Butte Falls) fires swept last summer, burning hillsides and homes. Greta Thunberg bluntly observed,Continue reading “Accentuating the positive: Hope is in climate-change action, and it’s happening in Washington State.”

Comment on Kitsap Growth Management Plan by June 25

Make your voice heard about the importance of attending tochanging climate conditions and prioritizing the environmentwhen addressing growth in Kitsap.  The Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council (KRCC) is currently updating the framework for growth management in Kitsap County. These policies relate to urban growth, rural land use, development patterns, public facilities, transportation, housing and more. They involve collaborationContinue reading “Comment on Kitsap Growth Management Plan by June 25”

Engaging for a Liveable Kitsap

This letter regarding development in Kitsap County, WA, and the need for people to engage to fight unrestricted development was printed and posted in the Kitsap Sun as Michael Maddox, Letter, “Get involved to ensure we have a liveable Kitsap County,” Kitsap Sun, 11 June 2021 Print; 10 June 2021 Web Get involved to ensureContinue reading “Engaging for a Liveable Kitsap”

Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses

Senator Christine Rolfes, the Washington State 23rd Legislative District representative and the Chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, reported in her 27 April 2021 e-newsletter on the hard work that the state legislature did this session to support people, the environment, and businesses during these Covid times. She reported on national and stateContinue reading “Washington legislators do good work for people, the environment, and businesses”

Where to go for quality national news

In the 12 March 2021 issue of the North Kitsap Herald, opinion writer Don Brunell made the sweeping claim that “unfortunately, it is not the mainstream or social media” where Americans can go for “honest reliable and accurate information.”     Given that the mainstream media and social media encompass so much—and given that I’ve read manyContinue reading “Where to go for quality national news”

Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.

Dear Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall, Thank you for voting for the Clean Fuels bill (HB 1091) and the Climate Commitment bill (SB 5126). The relentlessly rising parts per million CO2 in our atmosphere, with its accumulating consequences for people and other species, mandates that we markedly reduce our fossil fuel use. I’m proud thatContinue reading “Thank you Senator Rolfes and Senator Randall for your climate action.”