FAQ:  Olympic Peninsula People’s Climate March – Saturday, April 29, 2017

3 pm – Port Angeles City Pier, 321 N. Lincoln St.

Parking is available at the Clallam County Courthouse parking lot, 223 E 4th St. There will be a drop-off area near the pier for people who need it. A map is here.

Gathering will be at the stage on the Port Angeles City Pier. The welcome ceremony will begin at about 3 pm. A map is here. Limited seating is available, so if you need a seat, RSVP or arrive early. Posters and banners are welcome but must be held–they cannot be hung anywhere in the pier area.

March route is just under a mile and will be from the pier to Railroad Ave, where we will walk west along the esplanade. At the end of the sidewalk we will continue through the park by the pocket beaches until we reach the crosswalk at Front and Cherry. We will cross at the crosswalk and continue south on Cherry until we get to First. Once on First, we will walk east on the north sidewalk up to Lincoln. From there we will head north on Lincoln and back to the Pier. A map is here.

The march will be led by local tribal members. Tribal drummers invite others with portable percussion to march behind down along the line to give a beat to the whole march.

We will not be blocking the roads, so marchers must stay on the sidewalks and obey traffic signals. March helpers in orange vests will be at every block. They will be able to call someone who can pick you up if you cannot complete the march for any reason. We will also have doctors marching who have agreed to be “on call”.

Rally: Once we return to the Pier, around 4pm, we will listen to several inspiring speeches from community members and elected officials. The speeches should last about 40 minutes. The Peace Choir will end the march with a song. A tentative agenda is here.

Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There is no smoking on the Pier or during the march. Well behaved, leashed dogs who like crowds are welcome. Remember to bring water and dress for the weather; there will be no food available at the march. We are committed to principles of non-violence.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to view a fuller description of the event.

— Sierra Club North Olympic Group and Olympic Climate Action

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