The Puget Sound – becoming better known as the Salish Sea – is in a critical state of ill health due to development, irresponsible fishing practices, pollution, and climate change. The detrimental impacts to the Salish Sea have been decades in the making despite regulations, environmental laws, and native treaty rights.
Communities across the U.S. are driving a major shift in environmental protection: the legalization for the Rights of Nature. In this Community Rights workshop sponsored by Legal Rights for the Salish Sea, CELDF’s Kai Huschke will explain why the current structure cannot protect the future of the Salish Sea, why legalizing nature’s rights is the pathway, and most importantly, how communities have been organizing to protect the rights of the environment. The workshop will also explore how communities around the Salish Sea can work to protect the rights and future of Orca, salmon, and human communities.
Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gig Harbor Library
4424 Point Fosdick Dr. NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Photo: _MG_5075_L87 by Miles Ritter, Flickr Creative Commons