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Walk to Protect & Restore the Salish Sea- Lacey Stop

  • Washington Department of Ecology 300 Desmond Drive Southeast Lacey, WA, 98503 United States (map)

The people of our Salish Sea are rising like the tide to protect what we love and cherish as sacred, to stand together like the trees and lift each other up and the “each other” includes our grandchildren’s grandchildren, the orca and salmon people, the tree and bird people and all the other animal people of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity with Salish Sea tribes to ensure their treaty rights are honored and respected and for other nations to have their unceded territories and natural laws honored and respected.

We are rising to stop Fracked Gas proposals, which threaten our communities, our waters and our climate. The World's Largest Fracked Gas to Methanol Refinery, proposed in Kalama, would become our state’s largest climate polluter by 2025, endanger local residents with high risk of explosion and harmful pollutants, and open the floodgates for toxic fracked gas infrastructure across the Pacific Northwest. Puget Sound Energy’s 14-story tall fracked gas tank is being constructed at the Port of Tacoma on Puyallup land, despite the Tribe’s opposition, and without all its permits. The Department of Ecology can stop both of these projects.

Join us in calling on the Department of Ecology to protect our Salish Sea from Fracked gas!

This event is a stop on the 4 day walk along our Salish Sea in solidarity with the many Indigenous Nations of our Salish Sea bio-region that are asking all of us to lift them up at this time, to begin our plans of restoration. There is only one Salish Sea and it can be legally designated a Whale Sanctuary once we bring Tokitae (aka Lolita) home to her mother who still swims in our Southern Salish Sea and are both L-pod orcas. We walk to be free of Justin Trudeau/ Alberta's plan to bring nearly 1 million barrels of oil per day to the shores of our Salish Sea. To stand in solidarity and to ensure that the Puyallup Nation and Tacoma residents do not have the threat of an 8 million gallon Liquefied (un)-Natural (fracked) Gas (LNG) facility with a 3.5 mile blast zone located a half mile from their homes. So that our Salish Sea can be a place for all life to thrive once again and be free from the threats of Climate Change.

You are welcome to join the full walk here:

Earlier Event: September 21
International Day for Just Peace
Later Event: September 29
People's Town Hall on Nuclear Weapons