Phil Johnson Environmental Scholarship – Earth Day Auction

Phil Johnson

  • Event: Silent Auction
    Date: Earth Day! Saturday, April 22nd
    Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
    Art Building, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4907 Landes St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

  • Questions & Opportunities:
    Contact auction committee chair Wilma Hackman,, (360) 385-3002

Purpose: Jefferson County Democrats established a scholarship to encourage the pursuit of environmental studies. The intent of the scholarship is to provide funds for study in environmental education, to high school students residing in Jefferson County who are planning to go forward with post-secondary studies in the environmental sciences.

Phil Johnson is a native son, who grew up experiencing and appreciating the environment of the Olympic Peninsula. He became a community leader in preservation and support of environmental protection. As a County Commissioner, he was dedicated to protecting the marine environment and all of the creatures who exist in it, on behalf of all the people who admire and enjoy it. Of particular concern to Phil, based in part on his experience as a commercial fisher, was the protection of the indigenous salmon species of the Pacific NW. Therefore, one of the major aspects of his career as a County Commissioner was working diligently to keep net pen fish farming from developing in the waters surrounding Jefferson County. For that one course of action alone, Phil deserves the lasting gratitude of all the people who live here in Jefferson County now and in the future.

About the silent auction: We’ll have goods and services donated by generous people throughout the county, including artists, sailors, professional service providers, and more. Minimum bids as low as $10.00. Something for everyone! Light refreshments and a no-host wine and beer bar, with entertainment as well.