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Anacortes/A town in-between

Sandra Spargo, Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin, Anacortes, Wash.

Dec. 12, 2012

Will Anacortes’ push for manufacturing jobs on Fidalgo Island take us back to the future, when mills of many kind lined the Anacortes waterfront in the 1900s? A town in-between by local author William Dietrich was published in the Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine on Feb. 20, 2005. The article’s excerpts include the following: With its industrial legacy and recreational future, Anacortes remains confused about where […]

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Friends of the Sunkhaze NWR Presentation – raw audio

Link to audio file from STEWC presentation by Chris Buchanan, November 17, 2012.

Bottle the Skagit?

Contact: jim justice jim@fidalgo.net 360-856-2529 skagithrf.wordpress.com

Thurs., March 22, 2012 , 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre, 712 S. First St., Mount Vernon, Washington

Skagit Human Rights Festival – Whose Valley is it Anyway?

Defending Water

In the spirit of assembly and free speech, Sandra Spargo of Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin will present the film TAPPED and relate the film to the contract that the City of Anacortes signed […]

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Whose Valley is it Anyway?

The 9th Annual Skagit Human Rights Festival March 2012 Whose Valley is it Anyway? Corporate Power or Community Power? March is Human Rights Month in Skagit County, and the Skagit Human Rights Festival has some great events planned to put relevant conversations on the community table. Lee Mann Exhibition–Art opening, Thurs., March 1, 5 p.m, Skagit Valley College multipurpose room. Letters and photos of longtime Skagit Valley human rights advocate Lee Mann on display. His son, Bryce Mann, to make […]

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Skagit Human Rights Festival

Skagit Human Rights Festival 2012

To download a full size copy of the poster, right click + “save as” HERE or on the image above!

Mother Earth Water Walk Photos!

The Mother Earth Water Walk, Eastern Direction: This Native American Ceremony started in Machiasport on Saturday, May 7 to raise awareness of the life force of water, and our need to respect water in our culture.


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Statement on World Water Day

click HERE to download PDF version

As the world reels from the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear catastrophe in Japan, a disaster which was never supposed to happen, we have an opportunity today on World Water Day to look into the future and pledge to take action to prevent another impending disaster. We must not allow corporations to gain control of water on which all life depends. Action must be taken at all levels, […]

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Free Movie night in Dexter March 4th

Dexter Dover Area Towns in Transition’s (DDATT) film series on Food and Farmers

Friday March 4th 7 PM at the Abbott Mem Library in Dexter

“The Real Dirt on Farmer John” is a 2007 movie made about a maverick mid-Western farmer, an outcast in his community who bravely stands amidst a failing farm economy, vicious rumors, and even violence. By melding the traditions of family farming with the power of art and free expression, this powerful story of transformation and […]

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“Tapped” showing in Belfast, September 15th

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO WATER SUPPLIES ON OUR PLANET? WHO IS TAKING WATER SUPPLIES FOR PROFIT? ARE PLASTIC BOTTLES SAFE? “Tapped” is a new film about public Water Supplies and resources that are now being tapped and used for private profit. “Tapped” looks at how a few corporations– specially Coca Cola, Nestle, Pepsi Cola–are benefiting from an unregulated industry– bottled water. These companies are depleting huge aquifers or taking large quantities of water from public water supplies. It discusses how […]

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UNH Events: Maude Barlow 3/31 + Film Speaker series