(Peninsula Daily News 4/12/16) PORT ANGELES — Clallam County commissioners have approved a work plan to adapt to potential impacts of climate change.
After hearing testimony from a split group of public speakers Tuesday, county commissioners voted 3-0 to pass a resolution directing six county departments to consider impacts and strategies contained in a North Olympic Peninsula Resources Conservation and Development Council report on climate change.
“The point of this resolution is to try and give our county staff some tools to try and plan for the future,” Commissioner Mark Ozias said.
(Full article here.)
To view the Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula, go to www.tinyurl.com/PDN-climatechangereport.
Presentation at the PA Public Library Nov. 11, 6 pm 2009
The grant project on which OCA served as a partner is now complete, and the Climate Change Preparedness Plan for the North Olympic Peninsula is available online and at the Port Angeles, Sequim, and Port Townsend libraries. The project coordinators will be giving a talk on this report this Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 6 pm at the Port Angeles Library. For more information, go here, or contact Cindy Jayne, email@example.com.
Local climate study and other local/state climate actions to be discussed by DRMT
This Wednesday, at a meeting of the Dungeness River Management Team at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, climate change will be the central focus:
At 2:20: Climate Change on the Olympic Peninsula
Kate Dean and Cindy Jayne, North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council
Kate and Cindy will discuss this climate adaptation planning grant project in which OCA is a partner.
At 3:20: Climate Change – Other Local/State Activities
Bob Lynette, Renewable Energy Consultant and Climate Change Educator
Bob is an OCA member, closely follows the political scene, and serves on our Speakers Bureau.
Olympic Climate Action helped develop this grant , “Planning for Climate Change on the North Olympic Peninsula Summary” and serves as a partner on it. We will encourage local elected bodies to implement the changes recommended in the report, which will be developed with reference to the best available science and in discussion with the community at large. Part of the responsibility of government is to look at emerging trends and plan for them, and no trend will be as important in this century as climate change.
This commentary piece in the Port Townsend Leader describes the grant on which OCA is collaborating with the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council, to study the probable impacts of climate change on the North Olympic Peninsula and work with local governments to develop strategies to take those impacts into account.
A consortium led by the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development Council, including Olympic Climate Action in Clallam County and the Local 2020 Climate Action Group in east Jefferson County, has been awarded a $152,000 grant from the National Estuary Program’s Watershed Protection & Restoration Fund, administered by the the WA State Dept. of Ecology. The project, pending finalization of a contract, will consult extensively with local stakeholders and scientific experts to produce a study summarizing expected climate impacts and adaptation needs for the North Olympic Peninsula, and then reach out to the public and local governments about changes to land use plans that would help to protect people and resources.