• A Call for a Moratorium on Clear Cutting of Washington State Forest Lands

    STOP CLEAR-CUTTING OF WASHINGTON STATE FOREST LANDS We, the undersigned, call on Washington State leaders to take actions that will STOP ALL CLEAR-CUTTING OF STATE FOREST LANDS FOR TEN YEARS.  The urgency of impending (and already begun) climate catastrophe outweighs all other considerations regarding our forests. We understand that livelihoods and the state’s funding are […]

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  • Earth Day Tree Plantings in November & December – Port Gamble Heritage Park

    LIMITED OPPORTUNITY  – TREE PLANTING – HELP WANTED Have you been waiting for the perfect excuse to get outside and help make your environment a healthier place? Join us two Saturdays in November & December assisting for  3-hour blocks of tree planting with KEC’s own Lisa Hurt and Kitsap County Forester Arno Bergstrom. This is […]

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  • All-in For Democracy Kitsap ERACE Coalition activities YOU can participate in before the election

    “All-in For Democracy” with Kitsap ERACE Coalition Click HERE for All-in For Democracy – calendar  Kitsap County, WA – Calling all community! Join Kitsap ERACE Coalition for All-in For Democracy, a campaign to center race equity and community engagement across many local efforts to mobilize voters, defend elections, and sustain democracy. Follow Kitsap ERACE Coalition (@KitsapERACEcoalition) […]

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  • RESTORING ENDANGERED FORESTS

    FOREST DOCUMENTARIES  – a series of (3) documentary films In broadening our resources to share with our readers and making progress on a video library, this series of (3) videos was brought to our attention. Many stakeholders came together for these projects and show how to enhance and restore an endangered species forest https://vimeopro.com/user5597412/forest-documentaries These […]

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  • A Message from the Board of Kitsap Environmental Coalition

    Kitsap Environmental Coalition recently received a communication from a community member who believes environmental issues are separate from social ones and took issue with our support of memorial activities for Stonechild Chiefstick. We want to make our position 100% clear. KEC stands firmly in solidarity with the Movement for Black Lives, Black Lives Matter, and […]

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  • Public Comments at May 5, 2020 Board of Natural Resources Meeting

    Beverly Parsons made the following the statement (with minor editorial changes) at the May 5, 2020 meeting of the Board of Natural Resources (BNR) which oversees the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). I’m Beverly Parsons from Hansville, WA and president of the Kitsap Environmental Coalition.  I’m here today to call on BNR to […]

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  • EARTH DAY 2020 – A CALL FOR VIRTUAL CELEBRATION – Guest Article from Pedro Valverde

    Fifty years ago, on April 22, 1970, environmentalists marched worldwide as the first Earth Day shook the nations of the world out of what had become a long, pollution-riddled slumber that took place during the 19th and 20th centuries, and is also known as the ugly by-product of the Industrial Age. Earth Day was supposed to be […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter MIDWINTER 2019 – CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM

    CLIMATE REALITIES and CLIMATE GRIEF– HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM This midwinter issue of NHT explores the anxiety that the issue of climate change can have on our mental health as the reality increasingly comes into focus.  Aside from going full Chicken Little on one hand or living in denial on the other, how do […]

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  • NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER – Guest article from Nancy Sefton

    Nature Deficit Disorder I was strolling through North Kitsap Heritage Park, trailing behind a family of four.  Each youngster held a smart phone, and seemed thoroughly engrossed in what was on the screen.  (How they avoided tripping over the exposed roots, I can’t imagine.) Now, had a black bear stood in the way, I’m guessing […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter NOV 2019 – Rights of Nature

    RIGHTS OF NATURE Rights of Nature is a legal philosophy that is starting to influence the fight to preserve the environment. Rights of Nature is the recognition, quite simply, that nature has rights—that our ecosystems, including trees, oceans, animals, and mountains, have rights just as human beings do.[1] Since nature has no voice, it falls […]

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