• Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides

    Alternatives to Glyphosate and other Chemical Herbicides Chemical herbicides cause many pathological conditions in humans (infertility, immune problems, cancers), are contributing to the rapid extinction of many species, denature soil, and penetrate to the water table endangering the entire ecosystem (see DANGERS OF GLYPHOSATE). Dandelions and many other plants that Americans consider weeds support insects […]

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  • Dangers of Glyphosate

    Dangers of Glyphosate Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, is the key ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals routinely sprayed in industrial farming and on forest clearcuts, because it’s the most cost-effective way to prevent “competition” by weeds. Glyphosate went on the market in […]

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  • Rights of Nature

    Rights of Nature In the United States of America, nature has no rights. Nature has no agency. Nature has no standing in a court of law. This comes as a surprise to many of us. This is the result of the common paradigm we have in this country—the belief that nature is property.  A property […]

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  • History of Kitsap Environmental Coalition

    A year ago, during the first week of August in 2018, Hansville resident Randi Strong-Peterson  discovered that Pope Resources had a permit to aerially spray pesticides over 331 acres of recently clear cut forest owned by Pope in north Kitsap County. Randi posted a Facebook notice and Hansville resident Pam Keeley responded. The two met […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter AUG 2019 – POPETACTICS

    POPETACTICS Pope Resources has been pulling fast ones, much like the used car salesman with a deal you can’t resist who then tacks on all the charges once you’ve been roped in. In mid-July, following months of pressure by the Kitsap Environmental Coalition, Pope stated they would refrain from spraying their clear-cuts with glyphosate from […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter JULY 2019 – MEMORIALIZING FORESTS OF THE PNW/SAWDUST HILL

     “Memorializing Forests of the Pacific Northwest” [Beverly Parsons writes in a blog series. This excerpt by permission.] “If you come to Oregon or Washington today, you might question why I’m commemorating something that seems so alive and present. You’re seeing the trees but not the forest.    Look closer.   The original forests, while dominated […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter JUNE 2019 – KITSAP COUNTY STOPS USE OF GLYPHOSATE!

    KITSAP COUNTY STOPS USE OF GLYPHOSATE! On Wednesday, May 22, the board of Kitsap County Commissioners issued Resolution 085-2019 that stops the spraying of glyphosate on county-administered properties such as roadsides, parks, and school grounds.  (The resolution makes an exception for the targeted control of noxious weeds.) It further mandates extending education about herbicides to […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter APRIL 2019 – GLYPHOSATE, FOOD, WATER, AND HEALTH

    GLYPHOSATE, FOOD, WATER, AND HEALTH Are you aware of the dangers of pesticides that are inundating our water and food? Glyphosate, the world’s most widely used broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, is the principal ingredient in the toxic mix of chemicals being sprayed on forest clear cuts in Kitsap, […]

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  • NOW HEAR THIS Newsletter FEB 2019 – WHY WORRY ABOUT GLYPHOSATE?

                    Why Worry About Glyphosate? Monsanto (now owned by Bayer) developed Roundup 40 years ago and turned it into the most popular weed killer in the world. Now there’s a raging debate about Roundup’s main ingredient, glyphosate, as a cause of cancer. Kitsap’s forest practices are bringing the debate home to our area. Several large […]

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