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  • donated 2018-06-14 21:18:45 -0700

    Support our Spring Campaign

    $45,871.00 raised
    GOAL: $45,000.00

    Thank you for giving to our spring campaign!
    Our goal is to raise $45,000 by June 20.

    With these funds we will be able to:

    • Continue our ability to put pressure on the government to adopt restrictions on pesticides threatening endangered salmon species.
    • Work with cities and school districts to implement pesticide policies that protect children and residents from toxic chemicals.
    • Organize field visits with farmers and local communities to plant beneficial insect and pollinator habitat.

    A healthy climate, clean air, water, and soil are incalculable in their value to all of us. More than a BILLION POUNDS of pesticides are used annually in the United States. It's a big problem that needs a big solution.

    That’s why Mountain Rose Herbs is generously supporting our work in the month of May with a $5,000 matching challenge. For every dollar you donate in May, Mountain Rose Herbs will match it, dollar for dollar!

    Thank You, Mountain Rose Herbs!


  • Thank the Washington State Capitol Grounds Crew

    (photo courtesy Neil Harris, taken March 31, 2017)

    Thank you for your interest, but we have closed signatures and delivered them to the Olympia Capitol groundskeepers. See press coverage of this effort here and here!

    You can send your own thank you note to the following address:

    Brent Chapman and Staff
    Washington State Department of Enterprise Services
    PO Box 41401
    Olympia, WA 98504-1401

    Thank you, groundskeepers!

    In response to ‘dandelion-gate,’ when senators spent over 20 minutes discussing and complaining about the presence of dandelions on the Olympia Capitol Campus grounds, we’ve written a thank you note to the hardworking grounds crew staff. They have been trying so hard to keep up with all the spring flowers without using pesticides! The Capitol crew has been experimenting with natural and sustainable landscaping, including organic weed control, repurposed compost and leaves used to enrich and activate soils, cardboard and wood chip layers used to suppress unwanted growth, and planting drought tolerate native plants for habitat. These changes make the area a safe and healthy environment for everyone!

    Please sign this virtual thank you card and share with friends on social media. We will collect signatures until May 8, 2017 and then deliver to the groundskeeping staff.

    431 signatures

    dandeliontycard.jpgThe Capitol campus is noticeably full of spring flowers, healthy grass and historic trees!

    We appreciate the hard work of the campus grounds crew and the landscapers, horticulturists, arborists, weed pullers, garbage collectors, custodians, and all the workers who take care of Olympia’s incredible and picturesque campus grounds.

    Your natural and sustainable efforts make the area a safe and healthy environment for everyone–from senators to pollinators to kids to fish downstream. We appreciate your forward thinking, implementing new landscaping and turf care that reflects our values to end a reliance on harmful chemical pesticides.

    Thank you to the hardworking crew at the capitol!

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