WIRT & Allied Summer Events

Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) recently updated the WIRT Events Calendar, posting dozens of summer, climate and indigenous activism events on the WIRT website [1].  Please visit this page often for links to further information and descriptions of upcoming events involving you in grassroots resistance to the root causes of climate change.  We will soon announce plans discussed with allies for the Stop Oil Trains in Idaho Week of Action, including a Skyped train monitoring workshop and demonstrations against Northwest oil trains and terminals.

During this summer 2016 season, we are advancing ongoing WIRT and allied mobilization of regional residents for coordinated, region-wide actions and agency hearings on Northwest coal, oil, gas, and tar sands leases, wells, processing plants, refineries, terminals, and trains.  We are grateful to provide trainspotting and kayaktivist trainings, direct action workshops, educational presentations, peaceful protests, informal convergences, and other activities that expand the Northwest movement against extreme energy and for a livable future.

Please participate in WIRT’s twice-monthly potluck/pub meetings at 7 pm every first Wednesday at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 E. Second Street in Moscow, Idaho, and at 7 pm every third Wednesday at Eichardt’s Pub upstairs game room, 212 Cedar Street in Sandpoint, Idaho.  Call 208-301-8039 for agendas, carpools, and directions for these gatherings and other events across the region.

To keep WIRT activists informed about anti-fossil fuel campaigns, we host the weekly Climate Justice Forum radio program on progressive, volunteer, community station KRFP Radio Free Moscow every Wednesday between 1:30 and 3 pm Pacific time, live at 90.3 FM and online [2, 3].  The show covers continent-wide climate and indigenous activism and community opposition to dirty energy projects, thanks to the generous, anonymous listener who adopted program host Helen Yost as her KRFP DJ.

Opportunities for your creative resistance to climate change perpetrators call for your participation:

June 29: Safer Spokane Summit on Wednesday at 7 to 9 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive in Spokane, Washington [4]

July 5: WIRT First Tuesday Moscow Monthly Meeting on Tuesday at 7 pm, at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 E. Second Street in Moscow, Idaho

July 6-12: Stop Oil Trains in Idaho Week of Action, part of Stop Oil Trains Now Week of Action commemorating the Lac Megantic oil train tragedy, on Wednesday to Tuesday dates, times, and locations to be announced, in Sandpoint, Idaho [5]

July 8: Shared Waters, Shared Values March and Rally led by the Quinault Indian Nation, rejecting crude oil terminals at Grays Harbor, Washington, on Friday at 12:30 pm, when a boat parade leaves the northwest end of Rennie Island, and at 1:30 pm, when a land march departs the Ninth Street Dock and Park at Levee and Ninth Streets for a 3 pm rally at Hoquiam City Hall, 609 Eighth Street, followed by a 4 pm seafood meal at a location to be announced, all in Hoquiam, Washington [6]

July 20: WIRT Third Wednesday Sandpoint Monthly Meeting on Wednesday at 7 pm, at Eichardt’s Pub upstairs game room, 212 Cedar Street in Sandpoint, Idaho

July 27: Protest of Bureau of Land Management Oil and Gas Lease Auction of the Sheep Ridge federal lands around Little Willow gas wells in Payette County, Idaho, on Wednesday at Boise, Idaho locations and times to be announced

July 29: EFSEC Adjudication Public Hearing and Rally on the last day of the five-week Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council hearings on the Vancouver Energy oil terminal proposed for the Port of Vancouver, Washington, on Friday at 12 noon, at the Columbia Tech Center at Clark College, 18700 SE Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, Washington [7, 8]

August 3: WIRT First Wednesday Moscow Monthly Meeting on Wednesday at 7 pm, at The Attic, up the back stairs of 314 E. Second Street in Moscow, Idaho

August 17: WIRT Sandpoint Office Open House on Wednesday at 7 pm, at 301 N. First Avenue, Suite 209B, in Sandpoint, Idaho

August 26 and 27: Panhandle Paddle on Friday at a 4 pm sign preparation party at the WIRT Sandpoint office, on Saturday at 9 am at the Farmers’ Market at Sandpoint WIRT outreach table in Farmin Park, and on Saturday at the 2 pm land rally and kayaktivist flotilla at City Beach Park, all in Sandpoint, Idaho; also on Saturday at 11 am, when Palouse area carpools depart the Rosauers sign and parking lot in Moscow, Idaho

August 28: Fourth Totem Pole Journey of the Lummi Nation House of Tears Carvers on Sunday at a time to be announced for a blessing ceremony in City Beach Park, 102 Bridge Street in Sandpoint, Idaho [9]


[1] Events Calendar, Wild Idaho Rising Tide

[2] Climate Justice Forum, Wild Idaho Rising Tide

[3] KRFP Radio Free Moscow, KRFP Radio Free Moscow

[4] Safer Spokane Summit, Safer Spokane

[5] Stop Oil Trains Now Week of Action, Stand

[6] Shared Waters, Shared Values March and Rally, Quinault Indian Nation

[7] At 8:30 am on Monday, June 27…, June 23, 2016 Wild Idaho Rising Tide facebook post

[8] Broad Opposition to Tesoro-Savage, June 27, 2016 ECOreport

[9] Lummi Totem Pole to Journey through Sandpoint, April 27, 2016 Idaho Conservation League

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