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Hands Across the Sands: Commemorate the Gulf Oil Spill (Seattle)

Saturday, May 17th, 11:15 am - 1:00 pm, May 17th 2014
Say NO to dirty fuels and YES to clean energy!


On Saturday, May 17, join communities around the country to ask the president and local officials to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, coal trains and coal export, offshore drilling, and other dirty fuel projects that threaten our communities, harm fish and wildlife and destabilize our climate.


We will plan to meet at Golden Gardens Park near Ballard and will set up on the beach near the Park Beach Bathhouse.


Questions can be directed to the event organizer at: (206) 378-0114x328 or you can email me at: Graham.Taylor@sierraclub.org


Screening of "DamNation" in Port Townsend

Thursday, May 29th, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, May 29th 2014

DamNation is a new, powerful and award-winning film odyssey which explores the sea change in our national attitude about dams. Its majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams. The film highlights dam removal stories, including the Elwha and White Salmon Rivers in Washington, the Rogue River in Oregon, and the Penobscot River in Maine. And, what's ahead on the lower Snake River in Washington.

Diverse interests across the country are coming together to remove obsolete dams and find more cost-effective options to meet power, shipping, irrigation and other needs, while helping to restore rivers, preserve tribal customs, recover fish stocks, revitalize waterfronts, improve recreational opportunities and render watersheds more resilient to climate change. DamNation documents the undeniable momentum behind river restoration that has begun to take hold in our country.

A Day On the Skykomish River

Sunday, July 13th, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Jul 13th 2014


Recognized for its world-class scenery, stunning waterfalls, and pristine habitat that supports seven species of salmon and migrating trout (several on the Endangered Species List), eagles, otters and other wildlife abound in this pristine habitat, which is rapidly disappearing in Washington.


Don’t put off your chance to experience the South Fork Skykomish River, it could be your last. A low power hydro project threatens to destroy some of the last wild salmon runs in Washington and the critical habitat and home many species of fish and wildlife, several on the Endangered Species List.


Seattle Eve Class - Safety, Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country

Thursday, April 17th, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Apr 17th 2014
Hiker Safety: Animal Tracks & Bird Alarms in Cougar, Wolf & Bear Country

Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30-9:00

The Sierra Club is co-sponsoring a training class run by the Wolf College at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N in Seattle's UW-Wallingford District.

Skills covered include an overview of safety for hiking in wolf, cougar and bear country; awareness and knowledge necessary to recognize tracks and other signs of animals; and the categories of “bird language” key not only to identification, but to locating predators in nature.

Sierra Club members receive an additional $5 off the class tuition of $15 advanced registration via the Wolf College site or $20 at the door.

Gray Wolf River Hike (South of Sequim)

Sunday, April 27th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Apr 27th 2014

Join me on a hike through the wonderful Lower Gray Wolf River valley.

This outing features old growth forest, silver river rocks and fluorescent green fauna.

Come on out to the Peninsula and see the Wild Olympics for yourself up close.

A good early season leg stretcher that goes roughly 4 miles one-way for a total of 8.5 miles.

Please RSVP at bill.volmut@gmail.com

Environmental SLAM (Seattle)

Tuesday, April 22nd, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, Apr 22nd 2014

Student groups from six local schools will compete for prize money and honor in the annual Environmental Slam, hosted by the Washington Foundation for the Environment. Multi-media presentations are 5 minutes long, and the audience will vote on the most compelling.

Admission if free

Miller Community Center on Capitol Hill, Seattle.

330 19th Ave E, between Harrison and Thomas

Participating Schools: Billings Middle School, The Bush School, Explorer West, Lake Washington Girls Middle School, Seattle Waldorf School, and West Sound Academy.

Visit www.wffe.org/ for more details or contact Morgan Ahouse.

Talk: Wolves Across the Water (Bellingham)

Sunday, February 23rd, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Feb 23rd 2014

Tim McNulty will talk about the Olympic National Park and wolves.

Tim McNulty is a poet, essayist and nature writer. He is the author of ten books of poetry and eleven books of natural history, including Olympic National Park: A Natural History which won the Washington State Book Award.

Wolves have begun to return to northeastern Washington and the North Cascades. Is there any chance that they can return to the Olympic National Park where they once flourished?

Tim’s talk encompasses the Olympic wolves’ history, biology and politics surrounding them.

Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty (Spokane)

Friday, February 21st, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Feb 21st 2014

You are invited Winter Waters – 2014 spotlight on modernizing the Columbia River Treaty

Patsy Clark Mansion, 2208 W. 2nd Ave Spokane, WA

Our annual celebration of water will focus on the international effort to modernize the Columbia River Treaty to return salmon home to the Spokane River and other ancestral spawning waters in the upper Columbia Basin. D.R. Michel, Upper Columbia United Tribes Executive Director, will keynote the evening.

We'll also provide an update on Oil Trains and Coal Trains by Jace Bylenga, Sierra Club.

Coal: Trains & Export Issues Meeting (Edmonds)

Wednesday, March 5th, 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm, Mar 5th 2014

The public is invited to quarterly planning meetings opposing coal trains passing through Edmonds and other towns in the region. Join other concerned residents to learn about what’s happening and plan ongoing activities. Hosted by the Sierra Club and Sustainable Edmonds.

Frances Anderson Center, Room 206, 700 Main Street (east of the Edmonds Library).

For more information please email Richard: r_bisbee@msn.com


Wildlife Working Group (Seattle)

Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Feb 20th 2014

Special meeting of this new Sierra Club committee that promotes recovery of endangered species, including the wolf, grizzly bear, wolverine, and marbled murrelet, as well as habitat protection and sound management for other at-risk species.

Our special guests are Lorna Smith, of Western Wildlife Project, who will speak about grizzly bears, and Joseph Bogaard, of Save Our Wild Salmon, who will speak about salmon and river protection.

Washington State Chapter Office, 180 Nickerson St. Suite 202, Seattle, WA 98109

For details, please contact Carolyn Woods, chair, at cwoods91@uw.edu