Dear Sky Valley Residents,
Yet another, and this time, third, large timber sale is coming to the Reiter Foothills – the Snohomish County land under DNR management. Middle May Timber Sale sits right on the East border of the crowded and overused Wallace Falls State Park.
FACTS FOR THE LATEST TIMBER SALES AT THE REITER FOOTHILLS AND LINKS FOR FPAs (FOREST PRACTICE APPLICATIONS):
|FPA #||Name||Size, acres||Road const, ft|
DNR clearcuts Reiter Foothills per Forest Practices Rules that are based on WA State laws. DNR has no willingness to find a more sustainable solution for the area economically dependent on tourism and recreation. DNR clearcuts Reiter Foothills despite objections from the nearby community of Gold Bar and many residents and organizations of the Skykomish River Valley and WA State.
Tourism and recreation in sprayed and toxic clearcuts or close to them is of exceedingly low quality and can potentially be harmful to the health and wellbeing of people.
Large scale clearcut logging and toxic spraying are destroying tourism and recreation industry that is the biggest economic base and potential of the Skykomish River Valley.
Please put name of a timber sale and FPA # in your subject line and send your comments to:
> Snohomish County Council firstname.lastname@example.org
> DNR Northwest Region email@example.com
> Hilary Franz, WA State Commissioner of Public Lands firstname.lastname@example.org
> WA State Board of Natural Resources email@example.com
Full list if email addresses:
As spring is approaching our Pacific Northwest, we would like to remind you to use healthier and more sustainable methods and practices for upkeep of your lawn, yard and garden. We encourage you to check and research about ingredients of chemical products you use.
Toxic chemicals in commercial products such as Roundup can drift in water and air potentially contaminating surface/ground water and soil.