Members of Vashon Audubon and other Audubon chapters across the state advocated for birds during Environmental Lobby Day in Olympia on Thursday, Jan. 30.
In the photo above, Vashon Islanders Sarah Driggs, Margie Morgan, Virginia Lohr, and Steve Hunter (first row, 5th-2nd from the right) join other Audubon chapter members on the Capitol steps. The number of environmental advocates swelled to around 400 as other participants in the Environmental Priorities Coalition arrived later.
Together, they called for action in four areas:
Audubon Washington is also advocating for bills concerning Sustainable Farm and Fields, SB 5947, and Zero Emission Vehicles, SB 5811.
In meetings with 34th district legislators or their aides, Vashon Audubon members stressed that more than 140 bird species in Washington are at high or moderate risk of devastating population declines because of climate change, adding to the urgent need to take climate action now.
The Vashon group also thanked our delegation—Sen. Joe Nguyen, Rep. Eileen Cody, and in particular Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon—for continuing to be outstanding leaders in crafting climate solutions.
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