Date: 3/3/17 5:33 pm
From: Twink Coffman <wilber4818...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Whatcom County WATER concerns gettogether
*Water in Whatcom County, and Why We Should be Concerned*

Presentation by Eric Hirst

Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Carl Cozier Elementary School

If you’ve ever thought that water, and having enough of it, was a “dry”
subject, then you owe it to yourself to come out to this presentation by
local water researcher Eric Hirst. If you think that it’s water, water
everywhere in the Pacific Northwest, the fact is that even here in Whatcom
County there isn’t always enough water for all the people, crops and fish
that need it. And that problem will only get worse if we don’t understand
how to manage our finite water supplies. Environmental researcher Eric
Hirst is just the person to explain it all. He has a Ph.D. in engineering
from Stanford University, spent 30 years analyzing energy policy at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, and retired to Bellingham 14 years
ago where he continues his environmental analysis and activism. You may
recognize his name from last year’s Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise,
et al. decision by the Washington State Supreme Court. That case found that
Whatcom County’s failure to comply with legal obligations to protect water
resources required that it now coordinate its land-use planning with water
availability.

This presentation is sponsored by the Mt. Baker Group/Washington Chapter
of the Sierra Club, and is free to all interested in understanding how
water affects every aspect of our lives. Beverages and snacks will be
served. Questions and answers will follow Mr. Hirst’s presentation. If you
want to know more about water or other key environmental issues in this
region check out the Mt. Baker Group’s website at http://www.sierraclub.org/
washington/mount-baker-whatcom-skagitsanjuan.




--
happy birding
Twink
<wilber4818...>
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach

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