Climate Change in Idaho
Representative Ilana Rubel is hosting an open, public forum on current and future climate change conditions in Idaho, and what residents can do about them, on Wednesday, March 15, between 3:30 and 5:30 pm MDT, in the Lincoln Auditorium of the Idaho Capitol, 700 West Jefferson Street in Boise. Academic, government agency, and business leaders, who have directly experienced how a changing climate is affecting agriculture, forests, water cycles, recreation, and the economy of our state, will talk about work to solve these problems and ways you can make a difference.
Speakers include John Abatzoglou from the University of Idaho, Dr. Scott Lowe, Dr. Jen Pierce, and Dr. Kerrie Weppner from Boise State University, Bill Kaage of the National Park Service, Kevin King of the Idaho Clean Energy Alliance, high school student climate activists Jai Bansal and Ilah Hickman, and various members of faith communities. They will discuss the human causes and expected impacts of climate change, renewable energy, efficiency incentives, and other proposed solutions.
Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) encourages you to share this event announcement and to attend this free, kid friendly hearing that Idahoans across the state can view via livestream and later archive, at the following, second link.
Climate Change in Idaho, March 3, 2017 Idaho Representative Ilana Rubel
Idaho in Session: Legislature Live (Lincoln Auditorium), 2017 Idaho Public Television
Treaty Rights in a Changing Environment
Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Save Our Wild Salmon, and Earthjustice are hosting a two-day, tribal conference on treaty rights, featuring Earthjustice attorneys and other presenters, at the Red Lion Hotel, 621 21st Street in Lewiston, on Friday, March 17, from 9 am to 4 pm, and on Saturday, March 18, from 9 am to 3 pm. The conference aims to instill deeper understandings of treaty rights and the responsibilities of tribal and non-tribal people to respect, uphold, and act according to those rights. It also intends to build relationships between tribal and environmental groups, to work better together on campaigns and movements exemplified by allied resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline degrading tribal lands and contaminating water, and by Nez Perce efforts to remove four lower Snake River dams and thus recover and restore native, wild salmon populations, treaty fishing rights, and associated traditional and cultural practices.
Conference organizers will provide breakfast and lunch for all attendees, and ask that non-tribal participants consider offering a $50 donation to help cover event costs. Please register in advance at the second, following link, and contribute toward event expenses if you can.
Treaty Rights in a Changing Environment, February 10, 2017 Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment
Treaty Rights in a Changing Environment Registration, February 10, 2017 Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment
TWO! Sixth Annual Celebrations of WIRT
This year, WIRT is planning and hosting two Sixth Annual Celebrations of Wild Idaho Rising Tide, held between 7 pm and 12 midnight on successive Fridays around our anniversary, March 31! Please join WIRT activists to revel in evening benefit concerts, beer and wine, a community potluck in Moscow, snacks in Sandpoint, and a background slide show of six years of WIRT accomplishments. All are welcome in the 1912 Center Great Room, 412 East Third Street in Moscow on March 31, and in the Little Panida Theater, 300 North First Avenue (across the street from the WIRT office) in Sandpoint on April 7.
These anniversary parties request $5 or greater voluntary admission donations, and feature talented bands and solo artists from Moscow, Sandpoint, and Spokane, playing original and cover songs of multiple musical genres, such as folk, bluegrass, outlaw country, and classic rock. All funds raised support the work of our regional, fossil fuel-fighting, radical activist collective, confronting the root causes of climate change through direct actions and frontline community solutions. For further information and to participate as an event volunteer or performer, please contact WIRT by phone, email, or facebook.
Calling All Musicians!…, February 20, 2017 Wild Idaho Rising Tide
Bowling in Paradise: A Community Fundraiser for PRDC
On Sunday, April 2, between 2 and 4 pm, come bowl in support of continuing Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition (PRDC) endeavors to protect some of the last, best remnants of native Palouse Prairie on Paradise Ridge south of Moscow. With less than one percent surviving, Palouse Prairie is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States.
Through a complaint filed in August 2016, PRDC leaders are rightfully challenging Idaho Transportation Department plans to plow, bulldoze, and destroy western Paradise Ridge slopes, to unsafely re-route and expand U.S. Highway 95 closer to Palouse Prairie habitat essential to wildlife and plant communities.
Event organizers request a minimum $25 entry fee that includes lane and bowling shoes rental and kids under age 12 bowling for free, at this family-friendly event accepting larger donations. All proceeds raised contribute towards PRDC legal expenses currently reaching over $20,000. For more information or to reserve your spot, see the event announcement, call 208-310-3311, and/or stop by Zeppoz, 780 SE Bishop Boulevard in Pullman, Washington, on Sunday afternoon, April 2, and join in the fun!
Bowling in Paradise: A Community Fundraiser for PRDC, March 11, 2017 Brett Haverstick and Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition
Bowling in Paradise Flyer, March 11, 2017 Brett Haverstick and Paradise Ridge Defense Coalition