Current Action Opportunities:

COMMENT! Environmental Assessment #42759

 

SpeakUpNow

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: gtwahl@fs.fed.us. 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
Tuesdays
321 E. Fifth St.
Port Angeles
Sequim: 6:00 PM
Second and Fourth
Mondays
152 W. Cedar Street
Sequim
Forks: 7:30 PM
Second and Fourth
Mondays
500 East Division Street
Forks
Port Townsend: 6:30 PM
First and Third
Mondays
Second floor Council Chambers

540 Water Street
Port Townsend

 

Show up at your local city councils and use the Public Comment period as a forum to complain about jet noise, make statements about the Navy’s plans, anything you feel will educate your local government representatives and widen public awareness. See STOP’s brochure for talking points.

When you call the Navy hotline number (360) 257-6665ALSO 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.

 
Port Angeles: Mgr. Daniel McKeen  (360) 417-4500
Sequim: Mgr. Charlie Bush  (360) 681-3440
Forks: Mayor Bryon Monohon (360) 374-5412
Port Townsend: Mayor David King (360) 379-5047

 

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!

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

 

  • 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.”

Theodore Roosevelt

Eighth Annual Message to Congress, December 8, 1908

you_have_a_voiceVIP PHONE LIST:

 

REPRESENTATIVE DEREK KILMER

Washington, DC: 202-225-5916                

Port Angeles:  360-797-3623

Tacoma: 253-272-3515       

Bremerton: 360-373-9725

 

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                    

Pierce/Thurston/Kitsap:  253-572-2281

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)

Tacoma: 253-572-3636              

Everett: 425-259-6515 

Yakima:  509-453-7462              

Spokane:  509-624-9515      

Vancouver:  360-696-7797

 

SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR SALLY JEWELL

202- 208-7351

 

GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE 

360-902-4111

SENATOR JAMES HARGROVE

360-786-7646

REP. KEVIN VAN DE WEGE

360-786-7916

REP. STEVE THARINGER

360-786-7904

 

UNITED STATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

202-456-1111

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