• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]