Current Action Opportunities:
COMMENT NOW! “Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted comments unless based on new information arising after these opportunities to comment. Objections must be submitted within 45 days following the publication of the legal notice in The Daily World (Aberdeen, Washington) and The Peninsula Daily News (Port Angeles, Washington). The date of these legal notices is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Those wishing to file an objection should not rely upon dates or timeframes provided by any other source. It is the objector’s responsibility to ensure evidence of timely receipt (36 CFR 218.9). Objections must be submitted to Reviewing Officer Reta Laford. Electronic objections should be submitted to: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=42759. Objections may alternatively be submitted by FAX (360-956-2330) and by mail or in person (1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia, WA 98512) during business hours (M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm). In all cases, the subject line should state “OBJECTION Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range”. Objections must include (36 CFR 218.8(d)): 1) the objector’s name, address, and telephone; 2) the objector’s signature or other verification of authorship; 3) identification of a single lead objector when applicable; 4) the project name (Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range), Responsible Official name (Dean Millett) and title (District Ranger), and name of affected National Forest (Olympic National Forest) and/or Ranger District (Pacific Ranger District); 5) reasons for, and suggested remedies to resolve, your objections; and, 6) description of the connection between your objections and your prior comments. Incorporation of documents by reference may occur only as provided for at 36 CFR 218.8(b). For additional information about this proposed decision or the Forest Service objection process, contact Olympic National Forest Environmental Coordinator Greg Wahl (Phone: 360-956-2375. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 1835 Black Lake Blvd. SW, Olympia, WA 98512.) Pub: Nobember 29, 2016 Legal No. 733081″
Pacific Northwest Alliance
We are so very grateful there are a number of activists, organizations, and non-profits working together to build a strong alliance for protecting the Northwest region. Protect Olympic Peninsula was founded in 2014 with the hopes of connecting the masses on the Olympic Peninsula, our primary focus has been serving as a social media outlet on Facebook. We want to be sure you are aware of the number of other groups working hard to stop the Growler and Naval expansion. We are all in this together to play a pivotal role for justice. Visit our COLLABORATION PAGE to learn more and connect to other great organizations, like:
STOP (Save the Olympic Peninsula)
COER (Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve)
WCAA (West Coast Action Alliance)
And more! (If you represent an action group or organization and wish to be added, please send us some information)
City Council Meetings
Port Angeles: 6:00 PM
First and Third
321 E. Fifth St.
Sequim: 6:00 PM
Second and Fourth
152 W. Cedar Street
Forks: 7:30 PM
Second and Fourth
500 East Division Street
Port Townsend: 6:30 PM
First and Third
Second floor Council Chambers
540 Water Street
When you call the Navy hotline number (360) 257-6665, ALSO CALL YOUR LOCAL CITY MANAGER’S or MAYOR’S OFFICE! This way our local governments will know just how many of us are unhappy with the disturbance of the peace.
Special Note: Even if you don’t live on the Olympic Peninsula, we still need your voice to be heard in your community. Contact your local officials to keep them up to date on what the Navy is planning for this invaluable World Heritage site and surrounding regions. If a Google Search or the Phone Book doesn’t help you, write to us and we will be glad to direct you in the direction of your local officials.
ADDITIONAL ACTION STEPS
TAKE ACTION! GET INVOLVED!
- Contact The United States Forest Services and tell them you do not want military war training in the Olympic National Forest.
- Contact The United States Navy at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and tell them you do not approve of war training in the Olympic National Forest and over the Olympic National Park.
- Outreach! Write to media outlets and to our government officials. Listed on this page are direct links for contacting representatives as well as a “VIP Phone List” attached below. We urge you to use your voice and exercise your democratic rights. Tell the government Electronic Warfare Training and EA-18G Growler Jets do not belong in the Olympic National Forest, Olympic National Park, and surrounding Olympic Peninsula community.
- JET NOISE COMPLAINT? CALL it in! Note the time, location, and duration.
- SIGN the petitions circulating the internet and share the links:
- Care2 The Petition Site – over 125,000 signatures!
- Change.org Petition – over 3,800 signatures
- MoveOn.org Petition – over 2,200 signatures
- WhiteHouse.gov Petition – over 2,200 signatures
- Healthy Forests – over 1,000 signatures
- Connect on FACEBOOK. Share links and information with family, friends, community members. Contribute your own expertise, observations, stories, photos.
- Get inspired to get active. Connect with others in your community and find ways to creatively share your opinion. Activism relies on YOU sharing your voice. We are all in this together and we need you!
- If you live outside the region, come visit the National Forests and National Park! The Olympic Peninsula is a gorgeous travel destination, with so many special spots to explore. When you visit the region you are supporting local economies and the many Peninsula communities that rely heavily on ecotourism for sustenance.
- Here is the most crucial action step of all: GET OUTSIDE! If you take only one action step, this one is the most important! → Connect with nature daily and inspire others to do the same. ← When we deepen our connection and reverence for the wild places around us, we strengthen our relationship to the environment and also to each other!
Contact Elected Officials by using the directory listed below.
“Nothing should be permitted to stand in the way of the preservation of the forests, and it is criminal to permit individuals to purchase a little gain for themselves through the destruction of forests when this destruction is fatal to the well-being of the whole country in the future.”
REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER
Washington, DC: 202-225-5916
Port Angeles: 360-797-3623
CONGRESSMAN RICK LARSEN
Washington, DC: 202-225-2605
Washington State: 800-562-1385
SENATOR MARIA CANTWELL
Washington, DC: 202-224-3441
Olympic Peninsula: 253-572-2281
King Co: 206-220-6400
NW WA, Everett: 425-303-0114
SW WA, Vancouver: 360-696-7838
Central WA, Richland: 509-946-8106
Chelan/Douglas Co: 509-946-8106
Okanogan Co: 509-353-2507
E WA, Spokane: 509-353-2507
SE WA, Richland: 509-353-2507
SENATOR PATTY MURRAY
Washington, DC: (202) 224-2621
Seattle: 866-481-9186 (toll free)
SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL
GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE
SENATOR JAMES HARGROVE
REP. KEVIN VAN DE WEGE
REP. STEVE THARINGER
UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
USE YOUR VOICE!