Conserving Communities Forum, October 19

On October 19, the Thurston Democrats will hold a forum on environmental protection and growth issues. Entitled “Conserving Communities, a conversation on growth management and environmental protection.”

The forum will be held at St John’s Episcopal Church at 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia (map) from 7 to 9 p.m.

The forum will be moderated by State Senator Karen Fraser.

Speakers to include:

  • Eric de Place, a senior research associate, with the Sightline Institute and blogger at the Daily Score. He has written extensively about the property rights and the impact Measure 37 (a proposition similar to I-933) has had on Oregon.
  • David Troutt, chair of the Nisqually River Council, a decades long effort to bring together residents of the Nisqually watershed to assure protected natural resources and a strong economy. The council recently released a sustainability plan that will advance these goals.
  • Sandra Romero, a former state representative, and active member of Livable Thurston will represent the No on I-933 campaign.

Here are a few of interesting links:

No On I-933
Livable Thurston
This Land: The Northwest Property Rights Movement
High Country News: Taking Liberties

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