Our second virtual Happy Hour was a success! We had a lot of return attendees but just as many newcomers. We got an update from Randy at Hellbent Brewing on how folks can support their business right now. We were also joined by Amy Trainer, the Environmental Policy Director with the Swinomish Tribe. Washington Wild is working in partnership with the Swinomish Tribe to fight a mining proposal in the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River.
The Skagit provides one third of the fresh water inputs to Puget Sound and is critical habitat for salmon and steelhead. We know that a mining disaster in the headwaters would have devastating impacts on this iconic watershed. The good news: putting pressure on the British Columbia government is working! In late 2019, the BC Government announced that they would discontinue logging in the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit. We are still awaiting a decision on the mining permit.
Take action for the Skagit Headwaters by writing to British Columbia Premier John Horgan.
Tomorrow’s happy hour with feature our work on protecting the Methow Headwaters and The Land and Water Conservation Fund. Pam Brulotte, co-owner of Icicle Brewing, will join us. We will screen two short but very impactful films on what you need to know to stay informed and take action! As Pam always says, “you must have good, clean water to make great beer!”
If you are able, please make a donation today so we can continue this important work. We are excited to share we have a $2,500 match thanks to some generous board members and major donors. Give today and double your gift!