Preservation and Protection of Marine Shorelines:
The Marine Ecosystems Team is leading the effort to protect our marine
shorelines and intertidal zones from unregulated and potentially
destructive aquaculture development. They are working on national
initiatives as well as county and state in support of sustainable
Should the Use of Plastic Bags be Ban or
Restricted in Your Community?
The Sierra Club Tatoosh Group is considering whether it, along with
some other environmental, community and student groups, should
encourage the City of Tacoma to adopt an ordinance limiting the use of
plastic bags for certain uses, such as for grocery take-out. The cities
of Bellingham, Edmonds, Mukilteo and Seattle have adopted such
ordinances. The City of Bainbridge Island and even the State
Legislature are considering passing such ordinances. If you would be
interested in exploring the promotion of such a "plastic bag" ordinance
or bag restriction campaign in your community, please contact Bliss
Moore (email: phone: 253-752-6472; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cascade Chapter legislative priorities:
- Clean Water Act of 2011 - Requiring polluters to pay their
fair share to stop the flow of polluted runoff into Puget Sound and
rivers and lakes across Washington.
- Coal Free Future for Washington - Find the right way to
transition Washington beyond coal to clean energy by 2015.
- Reducing Phosphorus Pollution - Restricting the sale of
phosphorus fertilizer which pollutes our lakes and rivers.
- Budget Solutions for Our Environment - Proactive approach to
preserving core environmental protections in the state budget.
More info at
Coal Free Future for Washington:
Legislation to reduce
coal pollution, protect our familiesí health and strengthen economy
introduced in House.
Read press release here.
Green Tacoma Partnership:
Dave Seago, Ivy League Coordinator and Don and Heather Halabisky,
leaders of Julia's Gulch Restoration along with a stalwart group of
volunteers are carrying on our work in the Green Tacoma Partnership
removing invasive species and restoring native plants in Tacoma green
Dave Seago (far right) gives Norm
Dicks a tour of restoration work at Pt. Defiance Park.
Sustainable Tacoma Commission:
Bliss Moore represents us on this commission where he is advocating
for practices to reduce Tacoma's carbon footprint.
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