Restore our Roots
A Celebration for Healthy Forests

Come see DAVE MATTHEWS at A fun, festive, family-oriented event!

This Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 PM
free admission
Downtown Seattle, Victor Steinbrueck Park
(next to Pike Place Market, corner of Virginia and Western)

Great Music, including: Robert Blake, Jill Cohn, Green Destiny, Katya Chorover, and Dave Matthews

Great Speakers: Representative Jay Inslee (pending congressional calendar),
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance’s Mitch Friedman,
Amy Schlachtenhaufen of the wilderness society,
Bob Guenther of the Lewis-Thurston Central Labor Council,
and Seattle City Councilmember Heidi Wills

Activities: Forest crafts, face-painters, and stories for the kids

Food: Pike Place Market’s amazing assortment of yummies

George W. Bush has vowed to increase logging across the Pacific Northwest. Hundreds of thousands of acres of mature and old-growth forest on public land are threatened by his “Healthy Forests Initiative.”

Meanwhile, Representatives in Congress have recently proposed legislation that would protect remaining ancient forests, increase watershed restoration on our public lands, and support rural communities.

Join together to send a message to our representatives of what real forest health is: protection of ancient forests, healthy salmon runs, watershed restoration, and vibrant rural communities.

2 out of 3 Pacific Northwest residents think we should protect the small amount of remaining mature and old-growth forests that remain. Scientists warn that not to do so will mean a catastrophic loss of biodiversity.

Economists state clearly that our region's workforce and overall economic health are no longer dependent on old-growth logging. Yet the US Forest Service continues to target the last stands of mature and old-growth trees in our national forests for clearcutting--at a major loss to taxpayers. It's an outrage. And it must stop. We, the people, must make that happen.

Join folks from all walks of life: laborers, office workers, families, students, in a festive celebration to protect mature and old-growth forests. Have a good time and show that everyone in our region wants the last of the ancient forests protected. Period.

For more information: (including carpooling)
(206) 545-8243, ext 13
(800) 878-9950, ext 26

Sponsored by:
Northwest Old-Growth Campaign
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
Biodiversity Northwest
The Wilderness Society
Seattle Audubon Society
Gifford Pinchot Task Force
Washington Conservation Voters
Northwest Jewish Environmental Project
Outdoor Research (OR)
Northwest Ecobuilding Guild
Epic Events & Promotion
Earth Ministry
EarthSave Seattle

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