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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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Environmental Lobby Day 2010

Join the state’s leading conservation groups and hundreds of citizen lobbyists to push for the passage of the Environmental Priorities Coalition’s 2010 legislative priorities.

1. The Working for Clean Water bill is about creating jobs, rebuilding our local economies, and cleaning up polluted waterways like Puget Sound and Spokane River.

2. Safe Baby Bottles to protect children’s health and the environment by phasing out the harmful chemical bisphenol A (BPA) from baby bottles, food and beverage cans, and other consumer products.

3. Budget for our Environment to ensure adequate funding for the core environmental protections that make Washington State a healthy place to live.

During Environmental Lobby Day you will hear from legislators that are championing the Environmental Priorities legislation, receive a training on how to lobby from top environmental lobbyists, and meet face-to-face with your elected officials. And don’t forget the party in the evening!

When: Tuesday January 26th, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Where: United Churches of Olympia, 110th East 11th Ave

Additionally: Unveiling of the

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Acidification of Willapa Bay

"Four years ago wild-oyster fishermen in Washington State began to notice something rather strange going on. In the brackish waters of Willapa Bay, where cold, nutrient-rich water from the deep ocean wells up and nourishes the oysters and their young, larvae were dying at alarming rates."   Check out A Sea Less Hospitable to Life by Molly Webster in NRDC's On Earth Magazine for more information.

Lake Sacajawea Interpretive Signs Update

As mentioned before WHAS has secured the funding for two Deery Memorial Interpretive signs at Lake Sacajawea. Two artists are either working on research or the actual art itself.  One will complete work by the first week in July and the other by the first week in August.  The graphic work then takes a week or so, and the production of the actual signs about 4 weeks.  With that schedule in mind, the first sign will be up in September and the second in October. Check back later for more details.
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