We have a mix of local events and important issue updates for you as we head into September! This Thursday September 5th, there will be a fundraiser for John Crock at the Kenworthy Theater, which is located at 508 S. Main Street in Moscow. The 6-9pm party will feature a social hour, two films and an information session for Moscow Mountain Madness. Owner of Hyperspud Sports, John is a long-time supporter of FOC and a valuable community member. Learn more.
We are proud to announce that FOC is the Dime in Time recipient for the month of September at the Moscow Food Co-op! For every reusable bag or coffee cup that is used by a customer of the Co-Op, the individual will have the opportunity to donate a dime to FOC programming. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in the Moscow Food Co-Op’s community giving program. Learn more.
Come on out this weekend for a seminar about rare coastal disjunct species at the Aquarius Campground on the N. Fork Clearwater River. The trip is being co-sponsored by Palouse-Sierra Club and Whitepine-Chapter Idaho Native Plant Society, with University of Idaho Botanist Pam Brunsfeld and local entomologist Tim Hatten providing field instruction. Bring personal gear, food and drinks. There is a $7 fee per evening per campsite at the campground, which has potable water and restrooms. A carpool is leaving Friday 3pm and again at 6pm from the northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot in Moscow and returning Sunday afternoon. Call 208-882-9755 for questions.
On Saturday September 7, the National Rally to Protect America’s Wolves is taking place in Washington D.C. at the National Mall. In an effort to unite wolf advocates and show the Obama Administration that the American people demand that all wolves be protected under the Endangered Species Act, people from across the nation will be gathering, demonstrating and marching to draw attention to the slaughter of grey wolves and current mismanagement by state agencies. Along with the Kootenai Environmental Alliance, Adopt A Wolf Pack, Northern Idaho Wolf Alliance and many others, we are proud to sponsor this important event. Learn more.
On Tuesday September 9, there will be an injunctive relief hearing in Nez Perce vs US Forest Service concerning future megaloads traveling up the US 12 corridor. The honorable judge B. Lynn Winmill is scheduled to hear arguments starting at 4pm in the James A. McClure Federal Building, which is located at 550 W. Fort Street in Boise. Idaho Rivers United are co-plaintiffs in the case and Advocates for the West are representing them in court. Learn more.
The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that their controversial plan to endlessly dredge the lower Snake River River and birthing areas around the Port of Lewiston and Clarkston will not take place this winter. Citizens and conservation groups have great concern over the potential impacts that dredging will bring, including the tens-of-millions in costs to taxpayers, the potential impacts to wild salmon and steelhead, and whether or not perpetual dredging is the best solution to the growing flood risk to communities. Read Save Our Wild Salmon’s news release.
See you around,