Local Current Issues

June 19, 2010 is Natural Areas Appreciation Day

On June 19th, the Washington Department of Natural Resources will offer several field outings in celebration of the first annual Natural Areas Appreciation Day. This is a great opportunity for the public to see, experience and learn about some of the most pristine and awe-inspiring landscapes remaining in the Northwest. This event is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Natural Areas Committee, a group of governmental, and non-profit agencies whose purpose is to promote the recognition, establishment and management of Northwest natural areas. See the below announcement for details about the five outings and please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at

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Help the birds - vote for Audubon

The American Express Members Project is offering Audubon a special grant for its conservation efforts. National Audubon needs your help and that of your friends to secure the votes needed to qualify. Start by clicking the picture to register. Then, vote for Audubon today and once a week through August 21.

The top vote-getting group in each category of this  effort will receive a $200,000 donation for its work. So tell your friends and family to vote too! It will take only a few clicks to make a difference.

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Avian Bird Signs Featured on History Walk

Margaret Green explaining....On May 15, Longview Park Superintendent, Al George led 20 citizens on a walking history tour of Lake Sacajawea.  As well as lake history, the Avian Interpretive Signs were featured on the tour. These signs were designed and installed through the efforts of Willapa Hills Audubon Society in partnership with the City of Longview and are now a prominent feature on the lake, offering both art and educational opportunities to Park patrons.  WHAS member, Margaret Green spoke to those gathered,

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Development of Bradwood LNG Suspended

Today NorthernStar Natural Gas announced that they are suspending development of the Bradwood Landing LNG terminal on the Columbia River!

This is a massive victory for the anti-LNG coalition and all of its members including farmers, fisherpeople, foresters, vintners, conservationists, forest defenders, gas customers, students, river advocates and all the residents of Oregon and Washington who oppose the development of LNG!

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Upcoming Events

Aug 14;
WHAS Annual Picnic
Sep 10-11;
Puget Sound Bird Fest
Sep 23-25;
Wings over Willapa Festival
Oct 08;
Board Meeting