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The Choir That Sings….

Commentary by Pearl Rains-Hewett

Posted 7/24/2013

THE CHOIR, THAT SINGS TO THE EPA, TRIBES, AND a plethora of government employees and NGO special interest groups.

PLETHORA – definition added for emphasis
a very large amount of something or number of things,
ESPECIALLY AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT

CREATED BY THE WA STATE LEGISLATURE

We, the taxpayers end up paying for these programs with our tax dollars.

WHAT IS THE COST TO THE WA STATE TAXPAYER FOR THIS TRAINING PROGRAM?

HOW MANY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WILL BE AWAY FROM THEIR DESKS?
TO ATTEND THESE REDUNDANT TRAINING PROGRAMS ON THE TAXPAYERS DIME?

VESTED PRIVATE PROPERTY ARE NEVER PROPORTIONALLY REPRESENTED
ON EPA INSPIRED WA STATE LEGISLATION.
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PUGETSOUNDPARTNERSHIP
The Puget Sound Partnership was created in 2007 by the Washington State legislature to help restore and protect Puget Sound.

The Partnership’s Action Agenda is a roadmap for managing the health of Puget Sound, and has been approved by EPA as the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for Puget Sound under the EPA’s National Estuary Program.
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THE CHOIR MASTERS?

Citizen Action Training School CATS participants will be future community leaders who are aware, educated, and active stewards and advocates for our local watersheds and the greater Puget Sound.

AND, a plethora of government employees and NGO special interest group.

asoule@co.clallam.wa.usbpero@co.clallam.wa.us ;clear@co.clallam.wa.us
cyne461@ecy.wa.gov hhals@jamestowntribe.org ;
joe.holtrop@clallamcd.org ;kevin_ryan@fws.gov ;
Lorenz_Sollmann@fws.gov Powell, Theresa E (DFW) ;
schitwood@jamestowntribe.org ; shines@jamestowntribe.org ;
smiller@co.clallam.wa.us ; Amanda Cronin abrastad@co.clallam.wa.us ;
ginger_phalen@fws.gov ; Hannah Merrill ; jesse.dwyer@umontana.edu
Jim McIntire ; jim.poffel@wa.usda.gov ;
Matthew.Longenbaugh@noaa.gov warrerrw@dfw.wa.gov ;
Shelley_Spalding@fws.gov ; Steve Gray

The invitation for more training, sent to the choir that sings to the choir?

—– Original Message —–
From: Shawn Hines
To: alm@olypen.com ; Ben Smith ; Bob Caldwell ; clear@co.clallam.wa.us ;cyne461@ecy.wa.gov ; Dean Yoshina ; donclare@olypen.com ;hhals@jamestowntribe.org ; joe.holtrop@clallamcd.org ; Judy Larson ;kevin_ryan@fws.gov ; Lorenz_Sollmann@fws.gov ; Marc McHenry ; Matt Heins ; mcmarcom@centurylink.net ; Michael Blanton ; Michele d’Hemecourt ; Paul Haines ; jpsmmra@olypen.com ; Pete Tjemsland ; Powell, Theresa E (DFW) ; Robert Beebe ; Robert Brown ; schitwood@jamestowntribe.org ;shines@jamestowntribe.org ; smiller@co.clallam.wa.us ; Tom Martin ;tommartin@wavecable.com ; clark@olympus.net
Cc: Amanda Cronin ; Andy Anderson ; abrastad@co.clallam.wa.us ; Ann Seiter ; asoule@co.clallam.wa.us ; bpero@co.clallam.wa.us ; boaterworld@msn.com; Bob Reandeau ; brot@jamestowntribe.org ; bruce@greencrow.com ; Carol Creasey ; Cheryl Baumann ; manager@crescentwater.com ;marthadave@olypen.com ; lostmtnloft@olympus.net ; Diane Hood ; Dr. James Karr ; Elda Armstrong ; Emilie Carson ; Faleana Wech ; George Rains ;ginger_phalen@fws.gov ; Hannah Merrill ; harry@greencrow.com ;Helen@cliftmtg.com ; James Beebe ; James Karr ; Jerry and Sue Hunt ;jesse.dwyer@umontana.edu ; Jim Casey ; jjgift@q.com ; Jim McIntire ;jim.poffel@wa.usda.gov ; JoAnne Estes ; others@olypen.com ; Karma Norman ; Ken Hobson ; King & Janie Fairchild ; Kyle Guzlas ; LIz and Larry Phelps ; Maier, Elizabeth ; Marguerite Glover ; mcouhig@gmail.com ;Matthew.Longenbaugh@noaa.gov ; mcmorgan@olypen.com ; Melanie Roed ; Melissa ; Mike Anderson ; Mike K ; Neil Harrington ; Norm Baker ;Patrick_Crain@nps.gov ; Paul B. Burgess ; Paul R Cereghino ; Pearl Rains Hewett ; Peter Schwartzman ; Phil & Teri Martin ; rivercenter@olympus.net ;RBERRY@simpson.com ; Rebecca Wolfe ; robertc@harpub.com ;warrerrw@dfw.wa.gov ; Shelley_Spalding@fws.gov ; Shirley Nixon ; Steve Gray ; smarble@olypen.com ; Steve Rankin ; Streamkeepers ; Susan Piper ; Tara ; Ted Miller ; Tiffany Royal ; Travis Smith ; Valerie Wolcott

Sent: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:15 AM
Subject: FW: [straiteconet] Fwd:

CITIZEN ACTION TRAINING SCHOOL APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW!

DRMT and interested parties,

Dungeness River Management Team Current Members (2013)

Member – (Member Alternate) – Representing
• Scott Chitwood* – (Shawn Hines/Hansi Hals) – Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

• Sheila Roark Miller* – (Cathy Lear) – Clallam County-

• Robert Beebe – (Al Moore) – Riverside Property Owners River Mile 0-3.25

• Matt Heins – (Pete Schroeder) – Estuary/Tidelands / Riverside Property Owners

• Ben Smith* – (Robert Caldwell) – Dungeness River Agriculture Water Users Association

• Donald Hatler – Sports Fisheries

• Michael Blanton – (Theresa Powell) – WA Deptartment of Fish & Wildlife
• Cynthia Nelson* – (TBD) – WA Deptartment of Ecology

• Les Jones – (TBD) – Dungeness-Quilcene Watershed Planning

• Paul Haines – (Pete Tjemsland) – City of Sequim

• Michele d’Hemecourt – (TBD) – North Olympic Land Trust

• Robert Brown – Dungeness Beach Association

• Judy Larson* – (TBD)
– Protect the Peninsula’s Future

Advisory Positions
• Dean Yoshina – (Scott Hagerty) – U.S. Forest Service

• Joe Holtrop – (TBD) – Clallam Conservation District

• Lorenz Sollmann – (Kevin Ryan) – Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge/USFWS

• Tom Martin – Clallam County PUD #1
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Streamkeepers ; Streamkeepers Home Page – Clallam County
www.clallam.net/streamkeepers/
Free. Contact. RSVP to Ed Chadd at 360-417-2281 orstreamkeepers@co.clallam.wa.us. Streamkeepers, Clallam County’s volunteer stream monitoring program …
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Michael Blanton But Michael Blanton, North Olympic Peninsula watershed steward for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, said his agency supports the in-stream flow rule “in order to preserve ecological processes and functions within the basin.”
Leading Puget Sound Recovery
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Ann Wessel, Ecology in-stream flow rules coordinator, took notes during Tuesday’s testimony but did not address the audience.
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The Washington Water Trust is working jointly with Dungeness basin stakeholders, Clallam County and Ecology to develop this water exchange.
Nixon said the proposed rule “is not strong enough in protecting the resource.”
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Dean Yoshina Skokomish Watershed Action Team
hccc.wa.gov/Groups/SWAT/
… Watershed Action Team will work towards common ecological and economic … U.S. Forest Service; Dean Yoshina, Hood Canal Ranger District, U.S. Forest …
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Judy Larson Protect the Peninsula’s Future Delegate Comments
Protect the Peninsula’s Future (PPF) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in Washington
State since 1973 and dedicated to environmental protection, so as to enhance the quality of life for
present and future citizens of the North Olympic Peninsula.

DRMT and interested parties, fyi…

The training says Olympia and Bellingham for the first sessions, but later sessions are planned in fall 2014 on the Olympic Peninsula.

From: Randall Walz [mailto:randallw@feiromarinelifecenter.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 1:13 PM
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To: Strait ECO Network
Subject: [straiteconet] Fwd:
Citizen Action Training School Applications being accepted NOW!

This message was sent via the Strait ECO Net list serve. If you reply, the message will be sent to everyone on the list. To reply just to the Strait ECO Net Coordinator, use this email address –randallw@feiromarinelifecenter.org

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APPLY NOW FOR CITIZEN ACTION TRAINING SCHOOL – DUE AUGUST 14TH
The new Citizen Action Training School (CATS) is accepting applications for a Bellingham and Olympia based program that begins in September 2013. CATS participants will be future community leaders who are aware, educated, and active stewards and advocates for our local watersheds and the greater Puget Sound. Participants will receive 50 hours of training over 3 months, and will give back by volunteering at least 50 hours to plan and complete a service project in their community. Check out the program website atwww.rfeg.org/cats for more information.

Debbie Ruggles
Stewardship Coordinator

PUGETSOUNDPARTNERSHIP
Leading Puget Sound Recovery

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