This is Orca month. As we know from the Water Study forums we have held, there is much to be done to recreate conditions in which Puget Sound Orcas can thrive. The current LWVWA Shorelines Study may be a place to look for actions to improve Orca habitat.
Farmland Preservation has been a topic of interest for the Thurston League for many years. The American Farm Land Trust’s (AFT) “Farms Under Threat: The State of the States” webinar specific to Washington State will be on Friday June 19th at 10 am. You can pre-register for the Washington webinar here or using this link https://farmland.org/farms-under-threat-state-based-webinars/.
The webinars will look at the spatial and policy scorecard findings for WA. They will talk through tools available for planners, land protection practitioners, policymakers, and advocates strengthen and expand agricultural land retention and protection efforts. Could you share this information with folks elsewhere in WA as this is a statewide report (though the tools allow visual analysis at the county level and the indicator of Low-Density residential land use is uniquely identified by county.
These webinars are free and open to anyone with an interest in learning more.Read more
Members and friends of LWVTC meet weekly at a local coffee shop for Coffee with the League. This provides an opportunity to hear about Thurston County governmental issues and processes of interest. During the Legislative Session, statewide issues are also discussed at these coffee get-togethers.
These gatherings are currently happening through Zoom. Please contact Paula Holyrode at the following email address to obtain the details for accessing the Zoom meeting for the week.