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Local 20/20 Weekly Announcements
June 21st, 2021

edited by Orion Armstrong

Clock Tower and Moon - Chris Bricker

This Week

Discovering the Forest Virtual Learning Sessions - Fri, Jun 25th *Online*

As part of its Discovering the Forest virtual learning series, Jefferson Land Trust is offering online learning opportunities that will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the Valley View harvest. Land managers and foresters will share about the harvest process and discuss the benefits these activities will have for our community and forest health. Learn more and sign up here.
Time: 4:00 - 5:00 PM | Location: Zoom

Free Legal Clinic - Sat, Jun 26th *Online*

Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers is presenting a free legal clinic on Saturday, June 26th from 10:00 - Noon in advance of the Eviction Moratorium's possible expiration on June 30th.
We are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions so our volunteer attorneys will consult with clients over the phone and via Zoom. Clients will need to register in advance for this event, please contact us at 360 504 2422 or email,

Upcoming Events

"FutureFest:" Jefferson Land Trust's annual fundraising gala - Thurs, Jul 8th *Online*

FutureFest celebrates the power of community conservation and shared resilience. Help support the farms, fish, and forests of Jefferson County while gathering with friends online. Guest host Luke Burbank will again be the guide to an evening of inspiration from nature, and the evening will include remarks by special guest speaker Dr. Suzanne Simard, bestselling author of Finding the Mother Tree. This year, Jefferson Land Trust is excited to partner with a number of local restaurants to offer locally sourced meals for pickup. Visit the event website to learn more and reserve tickets. Early Bird pricing through June 23rd.
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Location: Zoom

Recurring Events

COVID-19 Update - Mondays *Online*

 The Weekly COVID-19 update with Jefferson County Public Health Officer, Dr. Thomas Locke. To watch live or recorded videos of the entire 9:00 AM Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)  meeting, including the 9:45 AM COVID-19 update, or the 12:00 PM Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) special meeting, go to the website for videos of meetings. You can choose “Streaming Live” or, if viewing later, “Recorded.”  You can also  listen live  to Dr. Locke on KPTZ or later in the KPTZ archives. For more information, you can go here.

Port Townsend Farmer's Market - Saturdays

 Find the market's Facebook page here. The Farmers Market welcomes all people to come and enjoy the bounty, textures, and colors of locally grown and produced foods and arts. If you’ve never been to the market before, stop by the ‘Market Info booth’ by the entrance, to get any questions answered and learn more about our Food Access programs. They accept cash, credit cards, SNAP/EBT funds, as well as Senior Farmers Market and WIC Vouchers. They are happy to show you around.
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Location: Lawrence and Tyler St, Uptown Port Townsend

Chimacum Farmer's Market - Sundays

 Want to shop for locally grown food in the heart of our farming community with your dog at your side? Well, the Chimacum Farmers Market may be just the market for you. Located in the heart of Jefferson County’s farm country, The Chimacum Farmers Market is set up every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, June-October. More rustic than its sister markets in Port Townsend, this jewel of a market offers a remarkable variety of seasonal produce from neighboring farms as well as artisan food, crafts, and local music. New this year is a Power of Produce Club for kids at the Chimacum and Port Townsend Wednesday Farmers Markets. Meet up with other children and enjoy special activities every week hosted by community partners including: the Organic Seed Alliance, Jefferson County Library, YMCA and the Northwest Discovery Lab. Dogs as of yet don’t get a special day, but are always welcome as long as leashed and mannered.
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM | Location: parking lot of Chimacum Corner Farmstand, 9122 Rhody Dr, Chimacum

Community Notices

Hiring! Olympic Angels Executive Director

Olympic Angels exists for one reason - to radically improve the experience of foster care for children and families on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We believe every child deserves to be loved and have deep, affirming, consistent relationships that allow them to lead a full life as they move through the foster care system. The direct involvement of community members in supporting foster, biological, and adoptive families makes this possible. The Executive Director will be capable of coordinating people internally and externally, demonstrating values that drive an organizational culture of transparency, accountability, care, and results. You will provide strategic foresight and leadership in governance, programs, finance, and operations. The right person will be someone who can learn new things very quickly, enjoys solving problems, and is committed to growing the people around them. For the full position description and application information, please go here.

Community Resources

Local 20/20's COVID-19 Resources Online

 Local 20/20's COVID-19 resource page is a central location for community-wide information relating to COVID-19, updated frequently. Includes Reliable Information Sources, Vaccine info, Food Sources, Community Covid-19 Resource pages, Giving and Getting Assistance, Community Events Online, Community Face Mask Program, and information web posts related to COVID-19. Look in the red box at the top of the page for all the newest information.

Just Soup on Tuesdays

 Every Tuesday at 11:30 - 1:30, Just Soup provides free, hot soup lunches at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St, on the Tyler St. bus line (by the Bell Tower). Enter the rear church parking lot on Franklin, and whether you are on foot, bike, or car, you will be in line for curbside pickup, with masks, gloves, and safe distancing protocols in place.  Pick up a lunch for yourself or your neighbor in need. No questions asked.
Many partners and supporters have come together to feed Port Townsend one bowl at a time. This information also appears on Local 20/20's COVID-19 Resources Meals Page.
Time: Tuesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM | Location: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St.

Emergency Text Alerts from Jefferson County

 Sign up to receive Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management’s emergency alerts by text on your mobile phone and/or by email. NIXLE messages provide crucial information in an emergency & are sent directly to your text-enabled device and/or email. The sign up web page also has information about other alert and warning systems, including the tsunami warning system and the WSDOT alert system.

A Tool for Neighborhood Organization

 Nextdoor is a private social network for YOUR neighborhood. Use this link to join one of 59 Nextdoor Neighborhoods in Jefferson County. Currently there are 12,912 subscribers, with many new members joining each day. Email Pete Hubbard with questions or comments.

Calling Local Photographers!

 Local 20/20 Weekly Announcements invites local photographers to submit images that capture the character of our community and its natural setting. For the opening photo of each weekly email, we seek local color, horizontal (“landscape”) orientation, and jpeg format. Please no children, pets or recognizable faces. Kindly send to Please include your name in the jpeg filename. We are an all-volunteer non-profit, so compensation for your talent and generosity is a photo credit and our profound thanks.

Resilience Readings

Do you have readings, podcasts or videos to share that are aligned with our Local 20/20 mission? Please submit them here.

Local 20/20 NPREP Featured in

 Learn how the Local 20/20 Neighborhood Prep effort got started in this article from, based on interviews with Deborah Stinson and Judy Alexander. Interestingly, it all started with Hurricane Katrina! And the preparedness continues today: learn more at Local 20/20's emergency preparedness page.

Local 20/20 Leader Column on the Community Vision Report

 This month's Local 20/20 Leader Column by Cindy Jayne highlights some of the key takeaways from Local 20/20's Community Vision report. Concerns about the economy and housing were common themes, as well as a great appreciation for the strength of our communities. And the visions for the future were inspiring to read - more diverse employment and community,  building expertise in agricultural and forestry solutions to climate change, and more. Read the full article here and/or go directly to the vision report.

Local 20/20 King Tide Monitoring Featured in Video

 Ian Miller, Coastal Hazards Specialist, Washington Sea Grant, highlights unique findings of Local 20/20 volunteers monitoring King Tides in this video. As an aide to visualize potential localized effects of Sea Level Rise, Washington Sea Grant archives shoreline photos taken by volunteers during predicted King Tide events. Supported by Local 20/20, a local group photo-documenting King Tides noticed water levels could be appreciably different from the predicted tide elevations and the level measured at the local tide gauge. With the guidance of Dr Miller, the team was able to measure water levels at a selected site and collect concurrent weather data in an effort to quantify and explain these differences. This type of documentation is rare in Puget Sound and may lead to improvements in coastal flood mapping and prediction.

Weighing in on the Transit Long Range Plan

 This month's Local 20/20 Leader Column by Dave Thielk reviewed some of the work that members of Local 20/20's T Lab transportation action group are working on. Drawing on the Jefferson County 2018 Inventory of Greenhouse Emissions as well as the modeling work done for the Climate Action Committee, T Lab is using data to demonstrate the links between increase ridership and carbon reduction in Jefferson County.  Jefferson Transit is currently gathering input for their Long Range Plan and TLAB is encouraging citizens to weigh in on including carbon reduction considerations in the plan.

Four Changes by Gary Snyder

 Just yesterday and for the first time I heard a poem written 50 years ago by Gary Snyder. Its message is just as prescient now and even more pertinent to the situation humanity is in today. Discovering such a gem as this is bittersweet. Certainly it lifts the spirit but one can't help but wonder "what if" humanity had not squandered the past five decades and had turned away from its headlong rush towards extinction. As we face an anthropogenic collapse of our ecosystem and reconsider our place in nature, we hear words from half a century earlier: “Revolutionary consciousness is to be found among the most ruthlessly exploited classes: animals, trees, water, air, grasses.” Snyder outlines our position, situation, goals and practical actions in four areas. 1) Population: the population in 1970 was less than half what it is today, and suggests the carrying capacity was half or less of that. 2) Pollution: atmospheric CO2 was 325 ppm in 1970 and is 414 now. 3) Consumption, and 4) Transformation. Please hear the wisdom of Gary Snyder here.

COVID-19, Carbon And Bicycles

 The March column for Local 20/20’s Resilience Review in The Port Townsend Leader is from Sonja Hammar, a member of the Local 20/20 Steering Council. Starting with some COVID-19 impacts on transportation, she shares how these drove her to buy an electric bike and why other locals have chosen to do so as well.

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