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100% Clean Energy

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Photo mosaic by Charis Tsevis. Reference photo: Daniel Candal/Getty Images

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM

In 2014 the National Audubon Society released a report finding that Climate Change threatened half of all North American Bird species. For us these birds are a symbolic messenger of everything we cherish and everything we stand to lose in the face of a looming climate catastrophe. Washington State has aimed to lead the way on climate policy for a number of years, whether in the legislature or at the ballot box, but a cohesive statewide policy has remained a challenge. This year in the wake of a recent defeat at the ballot, the Washington legislature is better positioned than it's ever been to pass meaningful climate policy. We are advocating for a suite of policies that would put Washington on a path to 100% clean energy before mid-century or earlier. But we cant succeed without your help!

On the evening of January 22nd we are inviting everyone from the community to a meeting co-hosted by Audubon Washington, Eastside Audubon, and Pilchuck Audubon. This will be a two-hour program on how we can strengthen our advocacy and political influence in these very important legislative districts where we reside. This is similar to other community meetings around clean energy advocacy that Audubon has held in places like Edmonds, Mercer Island, Vancouver, and Issaquah. The meeting will be split up into two parts, first giving folks an overview of the big clean energy/environmental bills in the legislature. The second part will focus on developing effective advocacy tactics and building power in our communities that will be useful far beyond the legislative session!

Woodinville Unitarian Universalist Church
19020 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd
Woodinville, WA 98077 (map)

Tuesday January 22nd
Doors open at 6:30
Program from 7-9pm

Environmental Priorities Coalition Lobby Day

State Capitol in Olympia
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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

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Make your voice heard with your legislators in Olympia! Audubon and our partners in the Environmental Priorities Coalition will provide inspirational speakers, training on how to present your message, and even make the appointments with your legislators. All you need to bring is your passion for the natural world and your willingness to make a difference.

What: Environmental Priorities Coalition Lobby Day
When: Tuesday, January 29th, 8:30am - 5:00pm
Where: United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia (map)

  • 100% Clean Electricity: Acting on climate is urgent, and Washington state is uniquely positioned to achieve a fossil free, clean electricity grid. We can achieve a 100% Clean Electricity system to power our economy with clean and affordable electricity and take a significant step towards meeting our climate goals.
  • Orca Emergency Response: Southern Resident orca whales are on the brink of extinction and need an all-hands-on-deck commitment to action. We need stronger laws to protect habitat for a healthy food web and prevent toxic pollution to ensure enough healthy food to sustain our resident orcas.
  • Reducing Plastic Pollution: Our local waterways, ocean, and recycling systems are overloaded with plastic pollution. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. The Reusable Bag Act would eliminate thin carry-home plastic bags at all retail establishments and help our state reduce plastic pollution.
  • Oil Spill Prevention: Washington faces significant risks today from oils spills due to dramatic changes in the movement and type of crude oil traveling on the Salish Sea. An increasing share is heavy crude oil that sinks when spilled, threatening local economies, the survival of resident orcas, and treaty fishing rights across the region. Measures to prevent oil spills must be strengthened to protect our communities now.

 Upcoming Birding Trips

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Christmas Bird Count Results

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The 2018 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Edmonds Circle Results Are In!



Birdathon Results

Click here to see the Birdathon 2018 photo contest winners. A huge thank-you goes out to our participants!


David Yarnold, Audubon CEO
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A message from Audubon CEO David Yarnold:

Audubon started with a dream and with determination. Americans across the eastern U.S., mostly women, believed they could raise public awareness about the slaughter of birds for the feathers that were used to decorate hats.

Those women prevailed and, today, it's our turn to represent Audubon's values of compassion, care and respect. When Chief Network Officer David Ringer sent out a note after the Charlottesville tragedy, he received some pushback about why a bird conservation NGO would weigh in on issues like tolerance, justice and community standards.

It's because we've always belonged in that conversation. Many of Audubon's 463 chapters and 41 nature centers are community hubs and we cherish that role. From creating community gardens in Birmingham, Alabama, to creating a nature center where 50,000 Texans experience Dallas' Trinity Forest every year, we stand for values that leave us with clear consciences and pride in our communities. We don't just talk community building and inclusion: we practice it. We also know that, with a centrist base, Audubon is uniquely positioned to find common ground when so many would choose to build fences.

We're also committed to building a conservation movement for years to come and our commitment to equity and diversity is clear and unequivocal. We see a bright future for an Audubon that embraces America's rich and diverse communities.

So, to the DREAMers among us: you are family and we have your back. The same goes for our colleagues who face intimidation or the loss of liberties -- anywhere -- because of any form of discrimination. Birds don't stop at borders and neither does Audubon's network of partnerships across the hemisphere. We will do everything we can to support you during this uncertain and confusing time.

As an employer, Audubon adheres to the best HR practices. We will monitor the news about DACA and advocate for the innocent 850,000 potential environmentalists, scientists, policy experts and bird-lovers who have stepped forward to declare themselves DREAMers.

At Audubon, we're all dreamers. We dream of a world where climate change doesn't threaten birds and people; where water will sustain biodiversity; where coastlines create nurseries and safe passage for birds; and of bird-friendly cities where people and birds thrive together.

If you have any questions or just want to talk, here are some folks with whom you can talk. Feel free to reach out to me, too.

Here is Audubon's statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion (along with a video), which you may want to review yourselves and share with others today and in the days ahead:

David Yarnold
President & CEO
National Audubon Society


Threats to Public Lands

Our friends at Washington Wild are tracking legislative threats to public lands. Please see their website for more information on these threats and what you can do to help keep our public lands intact and available for people and birds to enjoy.

Legislative Threats to Public Lands
Legislative Threats to Public Lands

Rain Garden Opportunity

Rain Garden


Have you been thinking about having a rain garden in your yard? Do you live in the Swamp Creek drainage near the I-5 corridor? This may be the opportunity you have been looking for! Find out more about this free-of-charge program.

 Get Your Property Certified!

The Everett Backyard Habitat Program is now actively engaging community groups, government agencies, schools and businesses to encourage people to improve their properties to benefit wildlife and achieve certification as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary with the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

If you have not yet gotten your backyard certified, your can download the application form here or read more about our program here.

Special incentives are available to residents of Everett. For more information,
all or write to the program coordinator Jed Holmes: 
360 421 8423;

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New website features:

The results of the 2015 Christmas Bird Counts are in!

Feeding Hummingbirds in the Winter--Wally Davis

People of PAS -- Paula Parsons

Photo Gallery -- David Richman, Edmonds

(The gallery will feature a Pilchuck photographer every few months.  If you would like to submit photos, please contact

Close Encounters of the Bird Kind -- Ken Longley

(This page features writings about birds.  If you have had a magical birding moment, consider writing it up and submitting it to

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