Event:JC Master Gardener Meeting, Potluck, and Lecture / “Growing Groceries for Jefferson County!” 

The next monthly Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation meeting is Thursday, January 14, at 3:00 pm, at the Tri-Area Community Center.

 

“Growing Groceries for Jefferson County!” is the subject for this month’s educational lecture series. Master Gardeners Lys Burden and Nita Wester are the presenters.

 

Lys and Nita will give an overview of the Growing Groceries program, and also focus on some of the specific topics we are teaching here in Jefferson County, and why. We’re going into our third session of classes next month. The first two sessions (spring 2015 and fall 2015) had a sold out attendance and excellent feedback.

 

Please come hear what they are doing and how important this program is for our county and learn how to sign up for the next class.

 

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation lectures take place the second Thursday of each month (except December, July, August) and are open to the public. A Foundation business meeting accompanies each lecture.

 

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Jill Bacchieri

Master Gardener Coordinator

WSU Jefferson County Extension

380 Jefferson St.

Port Townsend, WA 98368

360 379-5610 ext 210

mastergardenerjefferson@gmail.com

http://jefferson.wsu.edu/gardening

EVENT: Beach, Bluffs and Your Shoreline Property – Nov 14 Port Hadlock

Have concerns about your bluff property? Seeing erosion, drainage or vegetation impacts? The Jefferson County Marine Resources Committee is holding a free seminar with experts on these topics, and will allow you to apply for a *free* technical site visit. Come on out and check this out! LOW flier_JeffersonFall2015 LOW flier_JeffersonFall2015

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EVENT: Aberdeen hearing for proposed oil by rail terminals 

Thursday (10/8) – 

Aberdeen, WA – Hundreds of concerned Washington residents will gather at the official DEIS public hearing for two of the proposed crude oil by rail terminals in Grays Harbor, Washington. Local Tribal leaders, elected officials, business owners, faith leaders, and community members will voice concerns about the proposals, particularly on the risks from oil trains and spills from oil tankers.

Who:
Fawn Sharp, President, Quinault Indian Nation
Alan Richrod, Aberdeen City Council Member
Rev. Katherine Gardner, Hoquiam United Methodist Church
Dr. Bruce Amundson, family practice doctor and president of Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
Larry Thevik, WA Dungeness Crab Fisherman Association

With special performances by Quinault Indian Nation Drummers and Dusty Rhodes.

When/Where:
Thursday, October 8th; Press conference and rally at 5 pm
D & R Theater, 205 South I St, Aberdeen
Hearing from 1:30 to 4:30 pm (session 1) and 6 to 9 pm (session 2)

***ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: GREAT VISUALS!***
Large, diverse group wearing red; signs about oil trains and oil spills; musical performance

We will be live tweeting the hearing – follow along at @StandUpToOil, #AberdeenOilHearing and  #oiltrains.

The Aberdeen hearing is the second in a series of two hearings (the first was in Elma on October 1st) on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for two of the three proposed crude oil by rail terminals in Grays Harbor, Washington by the Westway and Imperium companies. There are currently five proposals for oil terminals in Washington, as well as a proposal by Shell Refinery in Anacortes to expand their operation to increase their oil by rail capacity.


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STAND UP TO OIL is a growing coalition of groups opposed to new oil terminals and an increase in oil transport through the Northwest, while working to improve safety measures for oil currently traveling through the region. Learn more at Standuptooil.org.

Kerry McHugh | Communications Director

Washington Environmental Council
phone 206.631.2605| mobile 206.902.7555
email kerry@wecprotects.org | web www.wecprotects.org
office 1402 Third Avenue | Suite 1400 | Seattle, WA 98101

Teamsters and Turtles –Together At Last – Concert on July 6

A Concert with Anne Feeney & Dana Lyons

Date & Time: July 6, 2013 7PM

Venue: Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall

Venue Address: 73 Howe Road, Agnew

Admission by Donation

Iconic environmental singer Dana Lyons teams up with notorious labor hellraiser Anne Feeney to launch Teamsters and Turtles – Together at Last! Starting in Bellingham, WA July 1st and sweeping south to Oregon, with the Agnew/Port Angeles the only north-peninsula stop, the duo will dispel the myth that unions are at odds with environmentalists. They will accomplish this with song and story. How likely is this tour to bring labor activists and environmentalists into a huge movement for justice, peace, equality, and sustainability? Come to their show and find out!

Hellraiser Anne Feeney

Pittsburgh-based agitator Anne Feeney performs music that she says is designed to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” Not many women have chosen to walk the path of Woody Guthrie, but Feeney has made a career of it for the past 35 years.

“Anne Feeney is the best labor singer in North America.”

Utah Phillips

Eco Troubadour Dana Lyons

Dana Lyons is the singer/songwriter best known for his outrageous hit comedy songs “Cows With Guns,” “RV” and “Ride The Lawn.”

“Every movement has its minstrel. The unions had Woody Guthrie. The peace movement had Phil Ochs. The environmental movement has Dana Lyons”.

Captain Paul Watson, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Details for upcoming shows can be found at

http://www.annefeeney.com

http://www.cowswithguns.com/

Contact Anne Feeney

anne@annefeeney.com

Contact Dana Lyons at

dana@cowswithguns.com

Rally to oppose Keystone XL Pipeline at Haller Fountain – 13 January Tuesday 5PM

News just sent to me. Nothing more than just show up at 5 on Tuesday. While I’m certainly opposed to seeing it built, the ironic thing is that the people building it feel that it doesn’t matter, because they already have a pipeline built of trains to the west coast. So we sort of are damned if we do and damned if we don’t build it. Either way the oil trains will keep rolling in, in ever greater quantities, through downtown Seattle, Tacoma and points north along the shore. Shows that we need to continue to help the Seattle NGOs that are fighting in the legislature starting this week to demand greater accountability, which, given the Republican make up of the legislature, and the lack of a major explosion such as what happened in Quebec, is about all we can achieve.

EVENT: Beneath the Salish Sea – Movie & Lecture at PTMSC – SUNDAY 3PM

I’ve seen Florian’s movies and you really owe it to yourself to come see this amazing underwater footage of the world just outside our door here in Port Townsend. Don’t miss this one, and bring your kids.
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“The Future of Oceans” Monthly Lecture Continues in December!

Join us on Sunday, December 7th, at 3pm at the Fort Worden Chapel for the third installment of our new “The Future of Oceans” lecture series:

“Beneath the Salish Sea”
Florian Graner
Sealife Productions

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center is excited to have underwater videographer Florian Granar. Granar will be showing sequences from Beneath the Salish Sea as well as footage from recent projects here and in Europe.

Florian Granar holds a Ph.D. Marine Biology with specialization in marine mammals and works full-time as a freelance marine cinematographer. Being a qualified marine biologist, he brings professionalism and extensive subject knowledge to his films.

Granar’s cinematography assignments have taken him around the planet. He has worked on many film assignments for the BBC including PACIFIC ABYSS, AMAZON ABYSS and THE BLUE PLANET; the UK documentary company Icon Films; the German television company NDR Naturfilm. He is currently completing a presentation for National Geographic Channel.

Florian grew up diving in Germany, and became a certified research diver with the Biological Institution Helgoland (B.A.H.). He has since lived (and dived) in Norway, along spectacular Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord; and in the US, in quaint Pacific Grove, on California’s scenic Monterey peninsula. Florian and his family now live on Whidbey Island, where he dives and films in the waters of the Salish Sea.

His production company, Sea-life Productions, films and produces wildlife documentaries. Florian is constantly pushing forward the boundaries, in terms of diving methods and camera technology, to bring unique images back to the surface. He hopes that this provides a resource for promoting the conservation of a truly global domain…the oceans.

Visit him at http://www.sealife-productions.com, and for a trailer showing his work for a German film on the North Sea, view the video below.

All remaining lectures will be held at 3pm at the Fort Worden Chapel on the first Sunday of every month (except January), with a $10 admission ($5 PTMSC members).

Thank you to the Darrow family for their generous support of this lecture series!

Lowrie receives Stopps environmental award -PT Leader

Ray Lowrie was presented with the 10th annual Eleanor Stopps Environmental Leadership Award on Oct. 1.

“I had no clue that anything like this would ever happen,” said Lowrie, who taught at Chimacum School from 1960 to 1992.

About 165 people attended the Stewardship Breakfast in the Fort Worden Commons, where Lowrie was presented with the award by Janine Boire, executive director of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC). Attendees donated $25,160 at the breakfast, and an anonymous donor provided a $25,000 challenge match for a total of $50,160 raised, said Liesl Strabagh of the PTMSC.

http://www.ptleader.com/news/lowrie-receives-stopps-environmental-award/article_66b0939e-4e78-11e4-ab06-001a4bcf6878.html

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