Port Townsend Community Center
620 Tyler St., Port Townsend
Included will be an informative forum on environmental issues including Gov. Inslee’s report on the Lower Snake River dams and Orca population among others. Speakers include:
PATRICIA JONES is the Executive Director of the Olympic Forest Coalition, a local non-governmental organization dedicated to the protection of habitat, wildlife, forests and marine waters of the Olympic Peninsula. Patricia was appointed by Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz to represent conservation in the “Solutions Table,” a multi stakeholder advisory group working on problem solving for more marbled murrelet conservation and essential services for beneficiaries. Patricia’s background in environmental justice and human rights law and policy was focused on safe drinking water and sanitation domestically in the U.S. and internationally. She has a PhD, Masters of Law, and JD, and is an alumna of the U. of W, and graduate of Port Townsend High School.
ALL BERGSTEIN is an environmental activist from Port Townsend. He has been the editor of the Olympic Peninsula Environmental News since 2007. He is a long time member of the Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee and is on the board of Sound Action, an advocacy organization for protecting nearshore habitat.
JIM WADDELL is a Civil Engineer retired from a 35-year public service career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Serving with the EPA and other Federal environmental agencies during his long career he integrated all global warming research and helped establish the US Global Research Program. As part of his work since his retirement he has recommended breaching the 4 lower Snake river dams as a sound biological and economic benefit helping to save our native salmon and Orca populations. Waddell is now Director of the Dam Sense Project at DamSense.org.