Salish Sea Day of Action to feature concert

PORT TOWNSEND — A free concert will feature singer-songwriter and guitarist Dana Lyons’ Songs of the Salish Sea along with presentations and information tables Saturday.

The Salish Sea Day of Action will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Pope Marine Park, 1000 Madison St., Port Townsend.

Lyons’ songs will focus on the health and restoration of the area of the Strait of Juan de Fuca between the U.S. and Canada.

The event is intended to raise awareness of ways to save the Salish Sea, organizers said.

“Interspersed with Dana Lyons’s songs, leaders in the community will talk about the challenges the Salish Sea faces and how we all can protect it,” organizers said.

The family-friendly event will include inter-generational art creation and information tables. Speakers will include Deborah Stinson, mayor of Port Townsend, and Laura Tucker, climate educator.

“Our local community is joining other communities around the bioregion to build broader awareness and advocacy for protection for our Sacred Sea and all living creatures,” organizers said. “While the sea itself may separate us physically, we are uniting to face these growing threats together. #WeAretheWater”

The event is being organized by the Sierra Club North Olympic Peninsula Group, Local 20/20, QUUF’s Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, and Olympic Climate Action in partnership with organizations throughout the North Olympic Peninsula.

The organizers strongly encourage participants to bike, bus, walk or carpool to the event.

Additionally, for those interested in direct action before the event, the Port Townsend Marine Science Center is hosting an International Coastal Cleanup day from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, see ptmsc.org and www.coastsavers.org.

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