OCA announces climate platform for 2020

It's time for all good folks to come to the aid of their land, their water, their air, and all beings that call this rock home. At our Ground Hog Day 2020 meeting, OCA announced that we will not abide any more years of climate inaction and adopted this set of principles as our 2020 …

OCA Statement on draft Shoreline Master Program

On 7/5/17 OCA sent the following statement to the Clallam County Planning Commission concerning the Shoreline Master Program, updating our earlier comments on the previous draft of the SMP: My name is Robert Vreeland.  I am a member of the executive committee with the Olympic Climate Action group which has more than 600 members in …

Vigil for the Paris Accord

Friends and neighbors gathered Friday evening in front of the old Federal Building in Port Angeles to reinforce each other's resolve in the aftermath of the current administration's ill advised decision to pull out of the Paris Accord. Peninsula Daily News story Come gather 'round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around …

Port Angeles adopts climate planning policy

On January 17, 2017, Resolution #02-17 was finalized after OCA appealed to the City Council for action following up on the climate adaptation plan. Here is a paraphrase of that resolution: "It is incumbent on all local government agencies on the Olympic Peninsula to prepare for natural disasters, sea level rise and potential emergencies related …

OCA helps land climate-impacts grant

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 …

Climate Change Presentations for Local Groups

OCA has developed a slide presentation describing: What residents can expect as climate change takes hold on the North Olympic Peninsula. What our state and local decision makers are doing to address climate change. What more can be done to reduce the impacts and prepare for the effects. This presentation is available to all groups …