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Help Needed NOW! Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216

Thanks to everyone for your  previous strong support and e-mails sent to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. The Committee voted to remove a bad  amendment added to E2SHB 1216 at the last minute in the House. … Continue reading

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Almost There – Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1099

Almost There – Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1099 E2SHB 1099 would add climate resiliency as a requirement for cities and counties to address when they update their Comprehensive Plans under the Growth Management Act. E2SHB 1099 has successfully passed the Washington … Continue reading

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Your Help Needed Now to Pass E2SHB 1216 to Protect our Urban and Community Forests

Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216 Thanks to your strong support E2SHB 1216 (Engrossed 2nd Substitute HB 1216) was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives and is now in the State Senate. E2SHB 1216 – … Continue reading

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Support SHB 1216  and all bills helping Urban and Community Forests

  Support SHB 1216  and all bills helping Urban and Community Forests  by Richard Ellison, Tree PAC Vice-Chair comments to the WA State House Appropriations Committee on Feb 16, 2021 I am a botanist with a MS degree from Washington … Continue reading

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Update – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

       Update – Urge Washington State House Legislators to  Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests Thanks to the over 200 people who responded to our previous e-mail on HB 1216 asking you to send an e-mail to the … Continue reading

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Take Action – Urge Washington Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

    Take Action – Urge Washington Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests     We need your help to increase protection for urban and community trees and forests in Washington State. HB … Continue reading

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Urge WA Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to Respond to the Climate Crisis! 

 Take Action – Urge Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to Respond to the Climate Crisis! Dear Friends, The Washington State Legislature is considering legislation to address climate change as a required goal in revising the Washington State Growth Management Act. HB 1099 would … Continue reading

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Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

Quick response needed – Deadline Monday Nov 30th. The City of Seattle is seeking comments (via Survey Monkey) on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Comments are due now with a Nov 30th deadline. Information on the draft plan is … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon Again Leading the Way on Stronger Tree Protection

Tree PAC sent the following e-mail to Seattle’s Mayor and City Council: Here is an update on what Portland, Oregon is currently doing regarding updating their Tree Ordinance. Portland, Oregon last week took another strong step toward strengthening their Tree … Continue reading

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Please support following items in the city budget that support protecting trees

  Tree PAC urged the Seattle City Council to fund and enact the following item in the 2021. The first 4 items were adopted and the last two unfortunately were not added to the final budget adopted budget. E-mail sent … Continue reading

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