Oct. 3: Quiet Skies Over San Juan County protest on Lopez Island

PRESS RELEASE: For decades, Northwest Washington State communities have partnered with the Military in protecting our national security. Now, our communities are collateral damage of the Growler Jet program because of the incredible noise, pollution, and economic impacts. The latest proposal by the Department of Defense dramatically increases the number of Growler jets and flights - putting us all at risk. It’s time we stand up for our communities.

The Sound Defense Alliance is a new voice in Washington working to protect our communities and natural environment from harmful and unnecessary impacts of military activity round Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula.

Neighbors and Friends across the region are invited to join us in unique, creative, and fun events as we kickoff our campaign: No New Jets, No New Flights across NW Washington.

October 3

Island County from 4 to 6 p.m. Crockett Barn, 1056 S Crockett Farm Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239

Contact: Valerie Reuther - valerie_reuther@lcvef.org COER, CCA and Whidbey Island Affiliate member groups

Quiet Skies Over San Juan County  from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Lopez Island Farmers' Market, 204 Village Rd. Lopez Island, WA 98261

San Juan County Contact: Cynthia Dilling, 360-468-3251, seraphim@rockisland.com 

Save the Olympic Peninsula  from 4 to 5:30 pm North Beach Parking Lot, 5880 Kuhn Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 

Jefferson County Contact: Larry Morrell, larry@larrymorrell.com Location:

1 comment

  • John Pohl Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:56 Comment Link

    It's about time. This is not the Sound of Freedom it is about Freedom from Sound and reducing the unmitigated CO2 that is being dumped into what "the cleanest skies" in the US. The impact of creating an airfield with as many flights as Missoula's commercial air service, (Faa.gov) impacts the very livelihood of residents who depend on visitors who come for the peace and quiet of the San Juans'. It ultimately destroys the "quiet of the Olympic National Park" and is a regional issue.

    Coincidentally, we have seen a decline in ORCA populations since the Navy Airfield has stepped up operations in 2011 and this will only make matters worse (ORCAS don't just live underwater, and can be disoriented by Naval Noise when they surface to breathe).

    Please continue to support the Sound Defense Alliance as they strive to protect our environment, our property and livelihoods!

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