On September 15th, from 2-4 pm at Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend, there will be a free concert featuring singer/songwriter and guitarist, Dana Lyons. He will be sharing his “Songs of the Salish Sea” focusing on the health and restoration of our important waterway.
Our local community is joining other communities around the bioregion to build broader awareness and advocacy for protection for our Sacred Sea and all living creatures. While the sea itself may separate us physically, we are uniting to face these growing threats together. #WeAretheWater
The event will feature song, art and education integrated together to raise awareness of how we all can help Save the Salish Sea. Interspersed with Dana Lyons’s songs, leaders in the community will talk about the challenges the Salish Sea faces and how we all can protect it. The family-friendly event will also include inter-generational art creation and information tables. Speakers include Deborah Stinson, Mayor, City of Port Townsend; Laura Tucker, Climate Educator; and others.
The event is being organized by the Sierra Club North Olympic Peninsula Group, Local 20/20, QUUF’s Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, and Olympic Climate Action in partnership with organizations throughout the peninsula.
And of course, please bike, bus, walk or carpool to the event if possible! The event is fully accessible.
Additionally, for those interested in direct action before the event, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is hosting an International Coastal Cleanup day from 12pm – 4pm on the same day, September 15th. Go to PTMSC.org for more information.
CONTACT: Cherri Mann, firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-390-4877.
Salish Sea Protection – Lobby Day 2018
A day of action to protect The Salish Sea! Join Protectors of the Salish Sea and Students for the Salish Sea in a day of constituent conversations with decision makers about key issues threatening our Salish Sea and what it will take to let this beautiful region return to health. This session we are advocating:
- Orca Whale protection policies
- Against the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline
- An immediate halt to work at the LNG facility being illegally constructed on Puyallup tidal flats until a proper EIS has been conducted
- An immediate lease phase-out on all invasive Atlantic Salmon net-pens
- Freeing the Snake River from the four lower dams
- Respect forTreaties signed with Coast Salish Tribal Nations!
What: Salish Sea Protection – Lobby Day 2018
Date: Monday, February 12th, 2018
Carpool info: www.groupcarpool.com/t/5ups9x
Let’s create a healthier Salish Sea together!
* S C H E D U L E *
8:30-10: Indigenous prayer with Protectors for the Salish Sea and briefing on Indigenous solidarity issues; followed by a briefing on up-to-date policy priorities list.
— During this portion each participant will receive a name tag, an itinerary for constituent meetings and folder with specific policy information —-
12:00 Students for the Salish Sea Kinder Morgan petition delivery to Jay Inslee!
10-4:15, meetings with Senators and Representatives!
If you register here we’ll schedule meetings with your representatives:
**Please let us know if this cost poses a barrier to you and we will do our best to accommodate.**
We’d like to arrange childcare for anyone coming with kids. Message us if this is your circumstance ♥
“I believe in the sun and the stars, the water, the tides, the floods, the owls, the hawks flying, the river running, the wind talking. They’re measurements. They tell us how healthy things are. How healthy we are. Because we and they are the same”
-Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually Tribal Leader
The people of our Salish Sea are rising like the tide to protect what we love and cherish as sacred, to stand together like the trees and lift each other up and the “each other” includes our grandchildren’s grandchildren, the orca and salmon people, the tree and bird people and all the other animal people of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity with Salish Sea tribes to ensure their treaty rights are honored and respected and for other nations to have their unceded territories and natural laws honored and respected.
Letter to the editor from OCA member Lisa Dekker: