Update


DONATIONS NEEDED FOR FILM of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound)

Thanks to the Dr. Emoto events, a photographer with a 360 degree camera like Google Earth uses and a videographer have volunteered to fly over the Salish Sea from Olympia (Puget Sound) to Campbell River in BC (Strait of Georgia) and create a stunning film that will be available to all non-profit websites that are helping to clean up and care for the Salish Sea. A helicopter pilot has volunteered his helicopter and time.

We can all help create this film. Please donate through the Paypal account for the Sacred Ceremonials for the Salish Sea website: https://sacredceremonialsforthesalishsea.wordpress.com/ or send a check to: World Temperate Rainforest Network, PO Box 13273, Olympia, WA 98508.

Thank you, with Love and Gratitude.

Pat Rasmussen
World Temperate Rainforest Network
patr@crcwnet.com
509-669-1549
http://www.temperaterainforests.org

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Water

 

Salish Sea Blessing Ceremony

with Dr. Masaru Emoto

Along with tribal and non-tribal spiritual spokespeople

April 24, 2010- 11 Am to Noon-Saturday

Ceremonies will occur in many locations around Salish Sea and planet-wide as part of Earth Day Week.

Indigenous and diverse cultures working together to heal and cleanse the waters of Salish Sea

By healing waters locally

We heal ourselves

    And waters everywhere.

You are encouraged to participate and organize ceremonies to heal waters everywhere.

We are each a part of this! Rediscovering inherent connections with water, nature, our Earth, within ourselves and with each other.

Seminars by Dr. Emoto: Messages from Water

April 21 – Olympia – The Evergreen State College – Longhouse –  6-8 PM – Followed by Book Signing – For more information click here.

Books available at Evergreen State College Book Store – For More Information  Click Here

April 22 “Earth Day” – Seattle – Seattle Unity Church  200 8th Avenue North    7-9 PM

Followed by Book Signing Hosted by East West Bookshop of Seattle

Advance ticket sales   $10  (Students half-price)  online. For more information click here. Event Description

April 23 – Bellingham – Western Washington University – Performing Arts Center – 7-9 PM – Followed by Book Signing hosted by WWU Bookstore.  For more information click here.   Dr. Emoto’s books are also on sale in downtown Bellingham at Village Books www.villagebooks.com.

DROP OF WATER

by Dana Lyons, copyright 1991

There’s a drop of water on the wall

And the drop’s about to fall

And it falls into a trickle

And the trickle’s flowing down

Down, down to the ground,

And the moss begins to grow

Watch, watch, watch, watch the water flow

And watch the current become a stream
Busting through the seams
Cracking through the concrete

Bending down the steel
In a raging that is real
A tearing torrent you can feel
Feel the thunder growing, thunder underground

And in my heart, the chains falling apart
The wildness in my soul
And for once in life, for once in life I know

I’m not alone, for the mountains make our bones
With the oceans in our blood
Our feet planted, planted firmly in the mud

We are alive, the burning embers in our eyes
The tingling touch upon our skin
And in the heat of passion we begin to understand

That we are of this land,
That we are part of Earth
And when it’s threatened
We will fight for all we’re worth

We watch the dam,
The dam come crashing down
Water rushing to the sea

And now the river is free

Reigning Records
PO Box 2627, Bellingham, WA 98227

DROP OF WATER

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Each river and bay is worth the fight to protect it
Jun 18 2008 · UPDATED

By Billy Frank Jr.

Step by step, we are working to restore the health of Puget Sound, the rivers and our Pacific coast.

We’re working through the Puget Sound Partnership clean-up effort and also implementing the Tribal/State Ocean Ecosystem Initiative — an ecosystem-based approach to management of our Pacific coastal waters — to make this part of the world a healthier place for all of us to call home.

But we’ve really just begun the work needed to repair centuries of environmental abuses. That’s why it’s important to acknowledge where progress is being made, so others can learn from the example and be encouraged. Port Gamble Bay is a good example of what happens when voices are raised together from the nooks and crannies of western Washington.

Situated on Puget Sound near Hood Canal, the bay is home to a large population of herring, salmon, shellfish — and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.

Port Gamble Bay has one of the largest remaining herring stocks in Puget Sound. Herring are an important indicator species of the health of the underwater environment. They are a primary food source for Puget Sound chinook and steelhead, both listed as “threatened” under the federal Endangered Species Act. The bay is also home to two large geoduck tracts and acres of oyster and clam beds along the tribe’s reservation tidelands.

The bay’s natural resources are priceless to the tribe, but are increasingly threatened by developers.

For 150 years, the bay, fish, wildlife and the tribe suffered from the environmental impacts of the Port Gamble Mill operations until its closure in the mid-1990s. That’s why I am especially encouraged by a recent state Department of Ecology announcement of plans to further clean up the old sawmill site. Contaminated soils and wood debris will be removed, and more cleanup work is planned in cooperation with the tribe and public.

Still, development pressure on the bay continues today. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe recently fended off construction of a proposed 165-foot-long multi-use dock at the old mill site. Adding manmade structures puts the bay’s environment at risk on a variety of levels. Docks create shade, which in turn harms eelgrass and other species important to herring and salmon.

The tribe already is concerned about possible shellfish bed closures by the state Department of Health in response to pollution from marinas in the area. Increased boat traffic around the proposed dock would only add to the problem.

Every day, struggles like Port Gamble Bay are playing out all over western Washington. Each river, bay and creek is worth the fight it takes to protect and preserve it, because each contributes to a restored healthy environment.

If you listen carefully, you’ll hear a voice supporting all of these efforts, a voice that may sometimes be hard to hear. It’s the voice of generations yet to come, and their message is strong: we’re counting on you. 

— Billy Frank Jr.. Nisqually, is chairman of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Members with ties to the San Juan Islands include the Lummi Indian Nation, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and The Tulalip Tribes.