woo hoo!

From the Seattle Times:
Neighbor saves 80-acre Winterbrook Farm near Issaquah from redevelopment

“….Winterbrook Farm and its 80 acres of pastures, wetlands and wildlife habitat near Issaquah will be purchased by a couple who own adjacent land and plan to preserve it as open space. The Issaquah School Board approved the sale Friday afternoon in a special meeting.

Bellevue developer William E. Buchan Inc. notified the district Tuesday that it would not pursue its plans to build 16 luxury homes on the site, which is frequented by a local elk herd and is directly across May Valley Road from Squak Mountain State Park.

“I’m very happy and relieved. This is very, very good news,” said Val Moore, a neighbor who helped rally the community to preserve the former dairy and its 1930s barn.

Directors of the Issaquah School District, which owns the property, accepted an offer from Erik and Jennifer Johnson, who own a house on 40 acres just north of the farm. The sale price was $4.17 million. The couple made the backup offer in February and said through their real-estate agent at the time that they were interested in preserving the land and the wildlife corridor….”

E. Fudd

Right ON.

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Protected as an Endangered Species

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from last summer, just came across this now…

BREAKING: Mayor says city will keep Myers Way Parcels, instead of selling; Councilmember Herbold ‘pleased’

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Simple steps, regularly taken….

…. can add up!

From Digg:
How You (Yes You, By Yourself) Can Start Mitigating Climate Change

E. Fudd

Right. ON.

From the LA Times:

Bill in Congress aims to take shark fins off the menu throughout the United States

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F U, Wentz!

there is a cold place in hell for people like you, Wentz!

‘Big pool of blood’: Redmond man shoots cougar in research cage

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and very cool!

World’s oldest seabird hatches new chick at Midway Atoll

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nice – time to think TWICE about your Cliven Bundy bulls***, UT!

Largest outdoor gear show abandons Salt Lake City after 20 years to protest Utah Republicans’ conservation stance

love that CO ad, too 🙂

E. Fudd


Seattle has lost one of the great ones.

We here at PlantAmnesty are deeply saddened to have to announce the sudden and unexpected death of Cass Turnbull, while vacationing in Hawaii with her husband. She suffered a fatal heart attack after a swim.

She was the power, the energy, the humor and the magic behind PlantAmnesty. We will miss her terribly.




Cass, RIP – you will be MISSED and we will carry on for you, rest assured!

E. Fudd


Up to 20,000 dead fish, other animals wash up on Nova Scotia coast

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