Dear Skykomish Valley Residents,
Three out of five Snohomish Council members – Sam Low, 5th District; Nate Nahring, 1st District; and Terry Ryan, 4th District – passed a resolution on January 22 supporting the large-in-size Middle May Timber Sale by Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Middle May Timber Sale sale is a part of Reiter Foothills – 10,000 acres of Snohomish County land, and sits next to the overcrowded Wallace Falls State Park.
This creates an appearance of a concerted effort to turn a deliberate blind eye for alternatives by these council members and promotes recreation in sprayed clearcuts as well as tourism and recreation industry among logged, toxic, polluted and devastated landscape.
Every year, in the spring, summer and fall, the Pacific NW experiences massive herbicide and pesticide spraying on industrial tree plantations in Washington, Oregon and beyond.
Toxic sprays contaminate watersheds of numerous communities, including those of the Skykomish River Valley, with a soup of toxic chemicals and is against WA laws. Some of the spray ingredients include Glyphosate, Imazapyr, Atrazine, Clopyralid, Hexazinone, 2,4-D.
The EPA registers herbicides and pesticides for legal use. That does not mean that those chemicals are “safe,” even when used according to their labels.
Aerial spraying of herbicides and pesticides on industrial tree plantations does not require notification and can take place any and multiple times during 3 years when FPA is active. Ground spraying does not require paperwork or notification and can take place any time and any place without warning.
Map and Info for Toxic Aerial Spraying 2019, Skykomish River Valley
SUMMARY FOR TOXIC PESTICIDE SPRAYING IN THE SKYKOMISH RIVER VALLEY
What to do before, during and after toxic aerial spraying
If you would like to help with work on stopping spraying in the Skykomish River Valley, please send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or at SVENA Facebook Page.
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