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VIEWPOINT | Eco champions to have their say in The Record

  • Aug 1, 2015 at 10:00AM

In the 1960s I spent countless hours on our beach at Mutiny Bay serving as my neighbor Helen’s “eyes” as she engaged in her favorite pastime of finding the tiny pearlescent shells in the tide line. We’d spend hours on the beach together and during those long summer days, she taught me to recognize the calls of the seabirds and to love the seals, otters and other life we observed together. So began my lifelong love affair with the “Waters of Whidbey.” Today, nearly 50 years later, I am extremely fortunate to still walk that very same beach on a daily basis. These days when I walk, I find that I am filling my pockets with pieces of plastic and styrofoam instead of those tiny shells. While the beauty still remains, I feel deeply the responsibility to care for this beautiful place — and know that truly, the health of Whidbey waters are in all of our hands.

 

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VIEWPOINT | Conservation Futures Fund is a public treasure, political football

  • Jul 31, 2015 at 7:32AM

It's difficult for voters to decipher government from politics. Government acts in the best interest of the many, whereas politics plays favorites and is coated with deceiving confectionary lingo. Good politicians have this down to a science, saying one thing and doing another, with a sleight of hand that leaves the electorate swooning with admiration. The only way to remedy this is to learn how to decode political babble, and to demand honest government and unbiased journalistic reporting.

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