Apr 20, 2019

Seattle WA region: Volunteer opportunities to keep Puget Sound lands and waters alive


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A question we are still asking today.

Almost 50 years ago, 20 million people across the US lined their cities' streets and demanded that the country takes action to protect our human right to clean air and water.

That was April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day.

Three months later, the US Congress and President Nixon responded and created the Environmental Protection Agency responsible for creating the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and many other laws that we are benefiting from today.
That first Earth Day people were thinking towards the future. They asked, what changes can we make today to ensure that we leave Earth a healthy place for our children to prosper?

Today, we are still asking that question.

On April 22, 2019 it is expected that more than 1 billion people across 192 countries will celebrate Earth Day – the largest civic holiday in the world.

Let's continue fighting for our children and grandchildren and protect this beautiful and diverse planet – it's the only one we've got!

Tomorrow, hundreds of people will play their part in stewarding Puget Sound lands and waters at Duwamish Alive volunteer events across the region. EarthCorps is one of a dozen local environmental organizations who are working together to protect and restore the Green-Duwamish River that empties into Puget Sound near Elliott Bay. We hope you will join us! Find an opportunity to volunteer.

Do something good for our Earth

EarthCorps invites the community to help restore the lands and waters of Puget Sound at weekly Volunteer Events. The tasks at volunteer events vary, but they typically involve removing invasive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry and planting native trees.
Volunteer events are open to people of all ages. EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, and will teach you everything you need to know about the importance of the work you will be doing. 

Saturday April 20

Duwamish Alive at Camp Long
Rhone-Poulenc Salt Marsh in Tacoma
Edith Moulton Park in Kirkland
Trafton in Tacoma

Saturday April 27

Yost Park in Edmonds
Pioneer Park on Mercer Island
Kubota Garden Natural Area in Seattle
Fern Hill in Tacoma
La Villa Meadows in Seattle

Saturday May 4

Camp Long in Seattle
Mason Gulch in Tacoma
Japanese Gulch in Mukilteo

Saturday May 11

Wapato Hills Park in Tacoma
Solstice Park in Seattle
Julia's Gulch in Tacoma
Terminal 105 along the Duwamish River
Clarke Beach on Mercer Island

Saturday May 18

Genesee Park in Seattle
Rhone-Poulenc Salt Marsh in Tacoma
O.O. Denny Park in Kirkland

Grab a drink at Lagunitas Taproom on May 21

Lagunitas is donating proceeds from every beer sold that night to EarthCorps in support of our work developing environmental leaders who are improving the health of Puget Sound.
It's the perfect excuse to grab a beer with fellow EarthCorps volunteers, alumni, and friends! Kids and dogs are welcome. EarthCorps will provide a tasty taco bar.
Lagunitas Taproom in Ballard
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thanks to our partners for supporting volunteerism:

Green Seattle Partnership
Green Kirkland Partnership
Port of Everett
City of Mukilteo
AmeriCorps
Green Tacoma Partnership
Mercer Island
City of Edmonds
Hazel Miller Foundation
EarthCorps
Green Redmond Partnership
Seattle Coffee Works
City of Tacoma
Kind Bars
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Mar 24, 2019

Skagit River: Canadian company seeks to mine near one of the premier #salmon-producing rivers for #PugetSound

photo of unidentified headwaters by Skeeze at Pixabay.com

Skagit River starts in Canada. This article (link) from the Seattle Times appeared in my feed. The Seattle Times has a pay wall. The article has to do with Imperial Metals (What a name, eh?) which aims to do exploratory mining for minerals in the headwaters of the #SkagitRiver. Egads! Here is the March 10, 2019 press release from the company about these developments:
Imperial To Enter Joint Venture With Newcrest Mining



Mar 14, 2019

Lacey #WA & internet event: 3/18 Governor's Southern Resident #Orca Task Force Meeting


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