Tree Hugger’s Corner A guide for those who want to get out there and take action on behalf of the environment and social justice

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Friday, Feb. 23, noon

Friday Forum:

Stormwater Pollution AND Transportation

Urban Grace, 902 Market St., Tacoma

The number one source of petroleum and other toxic chemicals that end up in the Puget Sound is non-industrial pollutants; that’s cars, parking lots, and other household chemicals. How can we keep water clean by using alternative transportation options? Tanisha Jumper will moderate a discussion with Jessica Knickerbocker, City of Tacoma government; Melissa Malott, Citizens for a Healthy Bay and students from Annie Wright Schools.

Info: www.facebook.com/events/144180792940287/

 

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

How to Help Feral Cats in Your Neighborhood

Tacoma Public Library, Olympic Room, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma

Come hear a talk by the founder of FCAT (Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping), a network of local volunteers that go out to houses and neighborhoods where feral and/or stray cats are gathering, humanely trap feral cats, evaluate what medical care is necessary, and gets them spayed or neutered. After their surgeries and recovery, they are returned to their original location. When possible, tame cats and kittens are put into foster care with local rescues/shelters to find them forever homes. Learn about the connection between tame cats and feral cats; why there’s a narrow window of opportunity to rescue kittens born in the wild before they’re too old to tame; the resources available for low/no-cost spay/neuter for your pets; who to call if you see stray/feral cats, or are feeding them already and want to ensure their health and safety; how to set and monitor a humane trap to assist in the TNR process; what exactly is TNR (trap/neuter/return) and why you should care.

Info: www.facebook.com/events/188336101758936/

Thursday, March 1, 6 p.m.

LNG Trivia Night

The Forum, 815 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

Come on down to The Forum for a fun-filled evening of LNG-related trivia. Learn the facts about PSE’s liquefied natural gas facility at the Port of Tacoma and what that means for our community. There will be free food, quizzes, prizes and lots of fun. The evening is hosted by the State Chapter of the Sierra Club and Pierce County’s Tatoosh Group.

Info: www.facebook.com/events/338013033369542/

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1 COMMENT

  1. “A guide for those who want to get out there and take action on behalf of the environment and social justice”. And then you post that feral cat nonsense? TNR is wholly environmentally irresponsible. You might have to change Tree Hugger’s Corner to Outdoor Cat Hoarder Sympathizer’s Corner.

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