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Jeffco Dems FISH FEAST 2019: AUGUST 25!

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Jefferson County Democrats

“THERE'S A LOT ON THE LINE”

25th Annual Fish Feast!

Sunday, August 25, 2019
Jefferson County Fairgrounds

Erickson Building, 4907 Landes St, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Doors open for Bar & Socializing 4 pm | Dinner at 5:30 pm | Speakers 6 pm

THE FISH FEAST IS OUR MAJOR FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!

Your ticket purchase supports the important work we do year-round to ELECT DEMOCRATS! It's also a great time to see friends - JOIN US! (more…)

Northwest Maritime Center to be featured at July 18 public meeting of Jefferson County Democrats

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You’ve likely heard about the annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Race to Alaska and SEVENTY48. But other sailing, training and community programs of PT’s Northwest Maritime Center might not be so familiar to you and your family.

Jake Beattie, executive director of the maritime center, will share its story Thursday, July 18, at a public meeting of the Jefferson County Democrats in the Beach Club at Port Ludlow, 121 Marina View Drive. Beattie will discuss the mission and programs of the nonprofit NWMC – and its impact on the community – beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the JCD members meeting.

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FYI: Wild Olympics Bill Rides Wave of New Local Support through House Hearing

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Wild Olympics Bill Rides Wave of New Local Support through House Hearing

New endorsers cite economic growth, clean water, salmon recovery as Representative Kilmer & local business leader testify

QUILCENE, Wash. (July 10, 2019) The Wild Olympics Coalition today cheered a hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands of the Wild Olympics Wilderness and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (H.R. 2642). The legislation was introduced by Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06) in May, and would permanently protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness and 19 rivers and their major tributaries, a total of 464 river miles, as Wild and Scenic Rivers. Designed through extensive community input to protect ancient forests and clean water and enhance outdoor recreation, the legislation would designate the first new wilderness on Olympic National Forest in nearly three decades and the first-ever protected wild and scenic rivers on the Olympic Peninsula. Read more

Olympic Forest Coalition: Results Released of Two-year Growler Sound Study on the Olympic Peninsula

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The study was conducted by Lauren Kuehne, MSc Research Scientist at the University of Washington’s College of the Environment School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences. Ms. Kuehne has undertaken one of the only scientific studies of the soundscape on the Olympic Peninsula. Ms. Kuehne “sought to answer two questions: 1) What are the current noise levels and contributions of different aircraft on the Olympic Peninsula soundscape? and 2) How might these levels change with proposed increases in military training and operations?” READ MORE

WA Dept. of Ecology: Olympic Peninsula classified as being in severe drought by federal drought monitor

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Forecasts are heading in the wrong direction

There is a drought emergency declaration in the Dungeness River watershed on the Olympic Peninsula.

The current drought outlook for the Olympic Peninsula just took another step in the wrong direction. In their weekly update of drought conditions across the country, the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) changed its classification for the Olympic Peninsula region from “moderate” to “severe” drought. According to the USDM, a severe drought classification can bring potential impacts of likely crop and pasture damage, water shortages, and water restrictions. In response to current conditions, some communities and water systems on the peninsula have already begun anticipating low water supply. Read more

FYI: NBC News: First Democratic debate set for Miami, June 26-27

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Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, the debate's host said in a release.
 
March 28, 2019, 9:53 AM PDT
By Allan Smith

The first Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential primary will be held on June 26 and 27 in Miami, NBC News, the host of the debate, announced on Thursday.

MSNBC and Telemundo will also host. Details on the venue, moderators and timing will be announced at a later date, NBC News said in a release.

The debate will also stream online free on NBC News' digital platforms, including NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, the NBC News Mobile App and OTT apps, in addition to Telemundo’s digital platforms. READ MORE

Kitsap Sun: Hood Canal preservation gets another bump from Legislature

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QUILCENE — Thousands of pristine acres of timberland along Hood Canal have been earmarked for preservation, thanks to $6.3 million from the Legislature. 

The Dabob Bay natural area's latest expansion spreads some 4,000 acres east and south onto the Toandos Peninsula. The Legislature's purchase guarantees 900 of those acres will be transferred out of the state Department of Natural Resources' timber trust and into conservation. The state will begin to pursue other properties within the acreage, which spans from Dabob to Thorndyke Creek, according to Peter Bahls, director of the Northwest Watershed Institute that has fought to preserve the area since 2002.  READ MORE

FYI: 24th Legislative District Meeting – April 27, 2019 at 1 pm!

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From Bruce Cowan, Chair, 24th LD Democrats: The 24th Legislative District Democrats will meet on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim, WA, 98382. Our guest speaker Tina Podlodowski, Chair of the Washington State Democrats, will share ways we can all work together to build our bench and win in 2020.

The agenda and all relevant documents will be posted at wa24ld.com at least two weeks before the meeting. The agenda will include consideration of proposed bylaws changes. (Only PCOs may vote on bylaws).

If you’d like to hear more from the 24thLD Democrats, and if you want direct notification of our meetings, please send an email to the Chair (mrbrucecowan@gmail.com). PCOs: You’re already on the list! Please watch your inbox. We're also on facebook as "24th LD Democrats."

Fire chief to describe merger process April 1 for East Jefferson Fire District, Port Townsend

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The Jefferson County Democrats have invited Chief Jim Walkowski of the East Jefferson County Fire District to describe the process for expanding the three-member Fire District Commission to include two Port Townsend representatives.

Walkowski will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, April 1, during the Democrats’ general membership meeting in the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W Valley Rd, Chimacum. The party’s business meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Walkowski will also discuss the fire district’s mission, services and service area and take part in a question-and-answer session.

During the recent general election, the fire district got overwhelming support from county and city voters, 67 percent and 69.2 percent each, for merging with the City of Port Townsend. Besides improving efficiency of service, the merger will give Port Townsend residents equal representation on the Fire District Commission.

For more information about the merger and East Jefferson Fire and Rescue, visit http://www.ejfr.org/

FYI: WSU Forestry Extension: Upcoming forest stewardship webinars (Mar. 21 and April 4)

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Climate change is stressing Pacific Northwest forests. WSU Extension Forestry offers free webinars to help land owners better manage their forests for tree health, wildlife habitat and fire in a changing world.

More free forest stewardship webinars for you! Join us this Thursday, 3/21, at either 12:05 p.m. or 7:05 p.m. for a webinar on wildlife habitat on small woodlands by the always informative and always entertaining DNR Stewardship Biologist Ken Bevis. Space is limited and pre-registration required. To register for this and our other upcoming webinars, visit http://forestry.wsu.edu/nps/events/webinars/