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Tulalip Tribe Withdrawal from Settlement Talks

Posted by in Uncategorized | April 17, 2018

http://www.savetheskyriver.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/TT-letter-to-SnoPUD-Withdrawing-from-Sunset-Falls-Process-9-14-2017.pdf

Law doesn’t allow for PUD dam

Posted by in Uncategorized | February 16, 2014

Published: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 1:00 a.m.

In his story abut the tug-of-war over Sunset Falls (Power Struggle,” Feb. 9), staff writer Bill Sheets writes that, under the State Scenic River Act, “development is discouraged but not prohibited.” Clear as mud, Bill. It would be better to quote the act directly, especially the part that says the SRA is the official policy of the state and all agencies within it (which includes SNOPUD), and the part that says its policy is to maintain the natural flow of the river “as far as practical.”
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Wilderness

Posted by in Uncategorized | September 4, 2013

Speak out against proposed dam

Recently U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, Rep. Rick Larsen and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene gathered in the town of Index to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Wild Sky Wilderness.  Senator Murray and Rep. Larson deserve our gratitude for ensuring that future generations will have access to this wilderness area so close to Seattle.  In contrast, Snohomish County PUD is plotting to dam the free flowing Skykomish River just two miles upstream from Index.  This designated state scenic river is protected from hydro development by the Northwest Power and Conservation Council (NWPCC).  The river is also critical habitat for threatened Chinook salmon, Bull Trout and Steelhead. These ESA listed species are in danger of becoming extinct and protection of habitat is the single most important factor in preventing that. The river is also important habitat for Coho, Pink, Chum and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Cutthroat, Brook and Rainbow trout.  Fortunately, citizens have the ability to put a stop to this nonsense by letting the NWPCC know that we recommend that no changes be made to remove, weaken or exempt the existing protections or allow new hydro in any currently protected area. NWPCC is currently soliciting public comments on this issue, due no later than September 17.  A convenient comment form is available at http://www.nwcouncil.org/fw/program/2013amend/comment-form or follow the links at http://www.savetheskyriver.org/  Thank you to our citizens and leaders who are taking action so that Washington remains one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.

David Wick

Let Elwha be Cautionary Tale

Posted by in Uncategorized | July 16, 2013

Published: Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

DAMS AND FISH
 Herald readers may be aware of the recent disaster — the loss of about 200,000 juvenile coho salmon and 2,000 steelhead — associated with the Elwha River dam removal project.
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Friends of Heybrook Ridge Oppose the Sunset Falls Hydro Project

Posted by in Uncategorized | November 22, 2012

PO Box 265

Index, WA 98256

(360) 793-7744

Resolution Opposing Placement of a Dam on the Skykomish River

Adopted October 15, 2012

Whereas the Friends of Heybrook Ridge is a broad-based, Puget Sound region community non-profit organization formed in February 2007, to purchase over 100 acres of the ridge, making it a Snohomish County Park, and

Whereas the vision of the Friends has always been to preserve the flora and fauna of the ridgeand encourage visitors to enjoy the magnificent vistas available to them from planned trail viewpoints, and

Whereas the prime vista from the south side of the ridge is the State designated “Wild and Scenic River,” the Skykomish, and,

Whereas the membership of the Friends primarily consists of people who appreciate, recreate within, and honor wild places in their natural state, and who understand the environmental values inherent in such wild places and the economic benefit of hosting visitors who come to see these places,

Now therefore be it resolved that the Friends of Heybrook Ridge do oppose placement of any dam or other obstruction within any section of the Skykomish River, for the purpose of power generation, irrigation or flood control.

 

Eric Teegarden Challenges for SnoPUD Commissioner Position

Posted by in Uncategorized | August 9, 2012

Thank you voters!

Tuesday, August 7th: According to the ”un-official” election results on the Snohomish County Auditor’s website I will most likely be advancing to the General Election. I appreciate your support and ask for your vote in the General Election in November.

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