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We are a living organization with platforms and policies that are shaped by members. Our membership meets once a month, typically early in the last week of the month. You can review meeting minutes here. In between, members are volunteering and working independently or in committees to accomplish our goals. If you haven’t already, we hope you will join us today!
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TRC appealed two County ordinances concerning new commercial shooting facilities to the state Growth Management Board (GMHB). On September 16, 2019, the GMHB found the ordinances in violation of state law and invalidated them. A public hearing will be held within 60 days. The Jefferson County Planning Commission has been tasked with making recommendations for changes to comply with the Board’s decisions.
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Monday, October 14, 2019
Tri-Area Community Center
10 West Valley Road
Monday, October 21, 2019
Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
923 Hazel Point Road
Port Townsend Date COMING SOON: https://tarbooridgecoalition.org/
John “Greyhound” Maxwell
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7pm, Quimper Grange
1219 Corona St, Port Townsend
$25 donation at the door
Local treasure, Blues guitarist John “Greyhound” Maxwell has opened for Taj Mahal and Keb Mo.
“In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. The Washington Blues Society recently named John “Greyhound” Maxwell the 2018 award recipient for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar. All his acclaimed skills are on display on his new self-produced album Even Good Dogs Get The Blues, to be released in October of 2018. The Chicago-born blues man recently relocated to Port Ludlow WA, from the Bay area but has made fast friends in the Northwest with some the region’s top players, several of which join him on the new all acoustic CD. The dozen new tracks feature eight originals and four classic covers. Maxwell is a specialist on the resonator guitar with a mastery of fingerpicking and slide technique that accompany his silky tenor vocals.In 2018 John received the Washington Blues Society award for Best Acoustic Blues Guitar.” http://www.northwestmusicscene.net/review-john-greyhound-maxwell-even-good-dogs-get-the-blues/
This is going to be a memorable event! Please join us!
Studies include Leland, Ozette
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:10pm
Multiple teams of earthquake researchers are looking in what might seem like an unlikely place to figure out how strongly the Pacific Northwest shook during great quakes in the past.
They’re poking around the bottom of lakes in Western Washington — including Lake Leland in Jefferson County and Clallam County’s Lake Ozette — as well as in Oregon.
It turns out lakes preserve a earthquake record that can shed light on the next “Really Big One.”
Read more at this link: https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/scientists-probe-northwest-lakes-to-learn-about-quakes/
Rep. Derek Kilmer and the New Democrats Coalition released a package of bills and principles to move the US forward on climate change policies. See:https://kilmer.house.gov/news/press-releases/kilmer-new-democrat-coalition-releases-priorities-for-us-climate-policy
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – scientists from around the world – released a report on the impacts of climate change on our oceans this week. The forests help to produce oxygen and fix carbon – but so do the world’s oceans. Read Report: https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/download-report/
Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sanctuary
2333 San Juan Ave., Port Townsend, WA, 98368
Monday, October 14, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
This documentary features the life’s work of orca whale researcher Ken Balcomb and the beloved Puget Sound Southern Resident orca, of which only 73 remain. The orcas’ prize food is Snake River chinook salmon — but those salmon are on the precipice of extinction due to four obsolete dams that choke off access to thousands of miles of rivers. “Dammed to Extinction” shows how removing these dams will save money, salmon, and orca. Click on link below to READ MORE. (more…)
Seattle Times: As Bering Sea ice melts, Alaskans, scientists and Seattle’s fishing fleet witness changes ‘on a massive scale’
By Hal Bernton Seattle Times staff reporter
But on this windy late summer day, waves toss about the boat as Akeya stands in the bow, straining to pull up a line of herring-baited hooks from the rocky bottom.
Instead of bringing aboard halibut – worth more than $5 a pound back on shore – this string of gear yields four large but far less valuable Pacific cod, voracious bottom feeders whose numbers in recent years have exploded in these northern reaches….
For two years, the Bering Sea has been largely without winter ice, a development scientists modeling the warming impacts of greenhouse-gas pollution from fossil fuels once forecast would not occur until 2050. READ MORE
Foreign interference in US elections is explained by the DHS Countering Foreign Interference Task Force (National Risk Management Center). The poster above, “The War on Pineapple; understanding foreign interference in 5 easy steps,” is available for download.