Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund to partner with Snohomish County Community Rights nonprofit
This article by Kelly Sullivan appeared in The Monroe Monitor Valley News, March 6th, 2018.
The Sky Valley’s best chance to impact local aerial spraying practices is to direct resources intentionally, according to Washington Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund organizer Kai Huschke.
Do people want to tolerate the pesticide treatments, request advanced notice, or work to make sure applications are banned in the area, he said. The advice was handed over during the first in a three-night series of public meetings hosted by the recently formed Snohomish County Community Rights nonprofit last week in Monroe, Marysville and Lynnwood.
Nearly two dozen residents from Gold Bar to Skagit County turned out last Tuesday to discuss concerns over the pesticide treatment of tree farms around communities along the U.S. Highway 2 corridor. Many said they were disheartened to hear how likely it is they have been unknowingly exposed to harmful chemicals. MORE…