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Public meetings on grizzly bear restoration begin

Feb 13, 2017

Please join us at the meetings in your area! Attendance at these events will be vital for showing public support for grizzly bear restoration.

Public meetings on grizzly bear restoration begin

A grizzly bear in central British Columbia. Photo: Jeremy Williams

Recently, we shared suggested comments and where to take action online to help save the struggling North Cascades grizzly bear population. THANK YOU to those of you who have submitted comments!

Washingtonians can also speak up for grizzly bear restoration at several open houses this month hosted by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other agencies. 

Learn more below or at www.northcascadesgrizzly.org/events

Please join us at the meetings in your area! Attendance at these events will be vital for showing public support for grizzly bear restoration. We are also organizing ‘happy hours’ prior to several of the open houses to share information and rally grizzly bear supporters. We hope to see you there!

North Cascades grizzly bear restoration events:

  • Cle Elum on Monday, February 13

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Putnam Centennial Center
719 E 3rd St, Cle Elum, WA 98922 – Google Maps

  • Cashmere on Tuesday, February 14

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at Milepost 111 Brewing Company
Hosted by Defenders of Wildlife. 407 Aplets Way, Cashmere, WA – Google Maps
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Cashmere at Riverside Center
201 Riverside Dr, Cashmere, WA 98815 – Google Maps

  • Winthrop on Wednesday, February 15

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at Old Schoolhouse Brewery
Hosted by Conservation Northwest and Defenders of Wildlife 
155 Riverside Ave, Winthrop, WA – Google Maps
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at the Winthrop Red Barn
51 WA-20, Winthrop, WA – Google Maps

  • Omak on Thursday, February 16

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Annex Facility at Okanogan County Fairgrounds
175 Rodeo Trail, Okanogan, WA – Google Maps

  • Bellingham on Tuesday, February 21

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at Aslan Brewing Company
Hosted by Conservation Northwest and Defenders of Wildlife 
1330 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA – Google Maps (look for us in the events room)
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Oxford Suites Bellingham
4051 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA – Google Maps

  • Mount Vernon on Wednesday Morning, February 22*

9:00 a.m. – Skagit County Board of Commissioners Hearing Room
1800 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA – Google Maps

*Note: This is a special meeting of the Skagit County Board of Commissioners regarding grizzly bear restoration. It's important for Skagit County grizzly bear supporters to attend and speak up on behalf of grizzly bear restoration! 

  • ​Darrington on Wednesday Evening, February 22

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at The Hawks Nest
Hosted by Defenders of Wildlife
1215 State Route 530 NE, Darrington, WA – 
Google Maps
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Darrington Community Center
570 Sauk Avenue, Darrington, WA 98241 – Google Maps

  • Sultan on Thursday, February 23

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at Sahara Pizza
Hosted by National Parks Conservation Association and Defenders of Wildlife 
613 West Stevens Avenue, Sultan, WA – Google Maps
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Sultan High School
13715 310th Avenue SE, Sultan, WA – Google Maps

  • Renton on Friday, February 24

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Happy hour at Berliner Pub
Hosted by National Parks Conservation Association and Defenders of Wildlife 
221 Main Ave S, Renton, WA - Google Maps
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Agency open house at Renton Community Center
1715 Maple Valley Highway, Renton, WA – Google Maps

More information on the agency open houses is available hereThe public agencies will also host online webinars on Tuesday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. and on Sunday, February 26 at 5:00 p.m. Click the links in the dates to register for webinars!

Want to take additional action on behalf of North Cascades grizzly bears? Please consider submitting an LTE to your local paper. A sample LTE is available on our website.

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