Brinnon school levy passing with
61 percent approval rate
Feb. 12, 2010 -- Voters in Brinnon School District 46 were asked to approve collection of an additional $572,000 in property tax over two years starting in 2011. The levy would replace a two-year maintenance and operations levy that expires in 2010.
If approved, property owners would pay $1.04 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which would provide $278,885 for 2011, and $1.10 per $1,000 of property, which would raise $293,661 in 2012.
Connie Gallant of Quilcene,
Receives Washington Wilderness Coalition Award
Thursday, November 12, 2009 in Seattle Connie Gallant received the Karen M. Fant Founder's Award from the Washington Wilderness Coalition for her accomplishments as a conservation activist. She says "it will be a great honor to receive this award on behalf of all the organizations and folks who work so hard to save and protect our corner of the world."
Karen Fant was one of the founders in 1979 of the Washington Wilderness Coalition. She was credited with a major part of the grass-roots work in which Congress enacted the 1 million-acre 1984 Washington State Wilderness Act. Those who knew Karen praise her dedication, determination, and passion to protect many wilderness areas, including helping to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Jan. 29, 2009, BRINNON -- Four years after a plan to log parts of a sensitive forest in one of America's oldest Boy Scout camps ignited public outrage, the Chief Seattle Council has clearcut a different section of Camp Parsons on Washington's scenic Hood Canal. See Seattle P-I story on 'Chainsaw Scouting'
Planning behind proposed Brinnon mega-resort sound, state growth board rules - see Sept. 17, 2008 Peninsula Daily News See Kitsap Sun "Watching Our Water Ways" blog entry on Brinnon resort is close to approval See Seattle Times Sept., 2008, Hood Canal: nature on the half-shell It's one of Washington's hidden jewels, a fishhook-shaped natural fjord dividing the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. It's a deep breath, a moment of silence.
QUILCENE, Feb., 2008 — Timber won't be harvested on Mount Walker as part of an upcoming timber sale, an Olympic National Forest Olympic National Forest supervisor said. See Peninsula Daily News story. The Olympic Forest Coalition (OFC) reports in its 1/31/08 newsletter that this is indeed good news:
Said Olympic National Forest Supervisor Dale Horn: "The Northwest Forest Plan introduced approximately 15 years ago changed the cultural and economic landscape of the Olympic Peninsula that continues to evolve today. Gone are the days of the Forest Service clear cut." See BrinnonInfo Hiking for Mt. Walker Viewpoint and Mt. Walker Trail info.