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JUST SAY NO TO PEBBLE MINE by Mary Sinker

JUST SAY NO TO PEBBLE MINE and the public comment period on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement has been extended to June 29, 2019.  This open-pit mine, proposed for the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Alaska, is an environmental, cultural and economic catastrophe waiting to happen.  Four migratory flyways overlap here with birds coming from Africa, Asia, the Central Pacific and the Americas.  Bristol Bay is home to 27 globally significant Important Bird Areas and one of the world’s greatest concentrations of seabird colonies.  Bristol Bay holds the world’s largest commercial sockeye salmon fishery with 40% of the US catch coming from Bristol Bay.  The fishery generates $1.5 Billion in annual revenue and tens of thousands of jobs depend upon this pristine wilderness and pure clean water.  The proposed mine would destroy critical Sockeye spawning and Coho rearing habitat in one of Alaska’s most active earthquake zones. TAKE ACTION and learn more at www.savebristolbay.org or ak.audubon.org/take-action.

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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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