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2019 Activity Report Explorer

South Sound • Entered by Mary Taylor Goforth on May 1, 2023

Broadband Book Club meeting

April 24, 2023

Participants and Hours

Pre Planning hours 1
Post Admin hours 0.5
Activity Hours 2
Participants 8
Total Hours 17.5

Key Issue: Public Lands Health & Protection
Activity Type: Social Events (gatherings, potlucks, plain ol’ fun)
Key Partners: South Sound Broadband
Landscape/area: Olympic National Park (922650 acres)

Short Description of Activity

Broads book club April 24, 2023
(Llynn) Welcome
(Annie) Tell us your name and describe for us a wild place that you love or have loved in the past.
(Shelley) Poem by Bill Yake in memory of Bill Yake
(Llynn) Celebrating Ruth Kirk
(Annie) Dialogue about Wilderness and Wild Places and “orphaned places”
(AC) The book The Last Wilderness, A history of extraction industries on the Peninsula
Logging, Fishing, Hunting, Shellfish harvesting, brush cutting … Portrait of people and Native Americans as seen in the 30 and 40s and the Long haul for advocates to establish and preserve the National park.
Suggestions for other books? Who would like to host, Hike etc? June 26th
Current issues the broads are working on:
• Free the Lower 3 Snake river dams —Salmon, Orca
• Opposition to the Chehalis Dam
• Wild Life Connectivity which could lead to Wolves on the peninsula
• DNR Legacy Forests
• Opposition to the new road to Elwha
• Growlers over the Peninsula
Dry Falls Broad Walk
Virtual fencing, Carbon credits, Pygmy Rabbits, geology
Tabling for the Shore bird Festival May 5th 6th &7th Especially on Sunday
May 13th Prairie Appreciation day… join Seattle broads?
June 26th- next Book Club meeting


The objective was to get as many people together as possible – face to face – and to have an informal discussion about what “wilderness” means to each of us and its evolving status in the context of public land advocacy. Attendance was good and participation excellent = success!! Will follow up to see if there were volunteers for the Shore Bird festival this weekend and if others take up the invitation to host a meeting on June 26th.


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South Sound Broadband meets at LLyn de denaan’s for a thoughtful discussion of “wilderness” as we are coming to terms with our past, the present and looking toward a just future.