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Savor Your Soil: Know Your Compost! (Port Angeles)

Saturday, October 25th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Oct 25th 2014

SAVOR YOUR SOIL: Know Your Compost!

Saturday October 25 1 PM - 3 PM Port Angeles Library

You should have a Right To Know what is in the compost you buy, mix in your soils, grow your food with, and its safety for pets and children playing in your composted soil. Commercial compost labels may not tell you what you need to know to protect your soil. Attend this Sierra Club presentation to learn more about compost contents, soils and food. The film, Sludge Diet, covers how municipalities may handle wastes, what the wastes may consist of that are turned into fertilizer, how it is marketed, and farmers' points of view. Handouts will be available and there will be plenty of discussion time, including what information citizens would like to see on compost labels and how to get transparent labeling. For more information, contact Darlene Schanfald, darlenes@olympus.net

South King County Group General Mtg (Kent)

Thursday, November 6th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Nov 6th 2014

Please join the Sierra Club, South King County Group at the Kent Commons for our monthly meeting. All are welcome. We’ll be discussing various issues including energy, our Soos Creek Park Restoration Project, group outings, etc.  

Location: Kent Commons

For details, please contact Mark Johnston.

North Olympic Group Executive Committee Meeting (Sequim)

Thursday, November 13th, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Nov 13th 2014
Next Executive Committee Meeting: The North Olympic Group Executive Committee meeting will be held Thursday, November 13, 1:00 p.m in the library at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Avenue, Sequim. All Sierra Club members are welcome. Contact Monica Fletcher details.

The Wilderness Act Led by Ruth Scott of Olympic National Park (Port Angeles)

Friday, November 14th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, Nov 14th 2014

Tuesday, November 4 at 6:30 PM: The Wilderness Act led by Ruth Scott of Olympic National Park

This fall, the Port Angeles Main Library is offering an educational presentation series to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the historic Wilderness Act with a discussion of the Wilderness Act led by Ruth Scott of Olympic National Park. During her presentation, America’s Enduring Legacy of Wilderness, Scott will summarize how and why the Wilderness Act came about, its legal implications, and what we can learn from wilderness-protected areas. Scott will also examine the diversity of wilderness throughout the nation, including the Olympic Wilderness in our backyard. A natural resource specialist at Olympic National Park, Scott began working with the National Park Service in 1972, has worked at six park areas, and spoken about wilderness stewardship at a variety of venues, including the World Wilderness Congress in Bangalore, India, and the European PAN Parks Conference in Bulgaria. Her current responsibilities at Olympic National Park focus on wilderness monitoring, planning, and re-vegetation with the assistance of hundreds of volunteers throughout the country.

Water & Salmon Committee Meeting (Seattle)

Monday, November 17th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Nov 17th 2014
Monthly meeting in Chapter office, 7-9 p.m. If this is your first meeting, please contact Elaine Packard.

Free Screening of "DamNation" Film, (Seattle)

Tuesday, November 18th, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Nov 18th 2014

"DamNation" is the first great film about American's growing movement to restore healthy rivers by removing costly, out-dated dams. The 90-minute film will be followed by a panel of experts to discuss issues and answer audience questions.

Location: Mountaineers Building, 7700 Sand Point Way, Seattle 98115

FREE! but donations gratefully accepted. 

RSVP for the reception: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/901576

RSVP for the screening: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/898462 

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