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Activist community: How to rise above dysfunction?

by Green Pages staff in Civic Toolkit 0

[BY S. SALMI] Five years ago I was chatting with a group of people who had made important contributions to the local activist and media scenes. These were real doers, not backbench complainers. It’s always fun to be around such smart, creative and public-spirited people. Yet this particular gathering was also a downer. [...]

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10:00 am Nature Walk at Powell Creek @ Near Yelm (details with registration)
Nature Walk at Powell Creek @ Near Yelm (details with registration)
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This is a unique opportunity to experience one of the most dynamic stretches of the Nisqually River. Join the Nisqually Land Trust for a walk through reforested pastures to one a perfect spot to watch [...]
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Meet the Beach (Burfoot Park) @ Burfoot Park
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Bird Walk on Ohop Creek Restorat... @ Ohop Creek Restoration Area
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The Nisqually Land Trust is sponsoring a nature walk on one of the largest Salmon Recovery projects in the Nisqually Watershed. Participants will be joined by Tahoma Audubon guide Heather Voboril. For more information, go [...]
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Neighborhood Gardens of Boston H... @ Shipwreck Corner
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The Master Gardener Foundation of Thurston County is sponsoring a self-guided walking tour of six Boston Harbor Gardens, an artists’ corner, and plants taken from local garden cuttings for sale in each garden. Tickets can [...]
12:00 pm Meet the Beach (Tolmie State Park) @ Tolmie State Park
Meet the Beach (Tolmie State Park) @ Tolmie State Park
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Are you going to the beach and want to know more about the amazing creatures that live in Puget Sound? The Puget Sound Estuarium’s Meet the Beach program has volunteers on the beach during summer [...]
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Summer Camp Week 1 @ TBA
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There is still space left in Thurston Conservation District’s Summer Day Camp, which will be held June 26 to 30. What follows are a preview of the week’s activities: MONDAY: Team building games and outdoor [...]
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Smog and Sea Popcorn and Movie N... @ GRuB
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9:00 am Business Readiness Workshop for ... @ Olympia
Business Readiness Workshop for ... @ Olympia
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Over the past 15 years, Enterprise for Equity has worked with hundreds of businesses, many of which are owned by artists, or Art-Preneurs, as they call them. This unique set of classes utilizes this training [...]

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    [BY S. SALMI] A lovely three-day weekend has brought the campers to Black Lake. This has invoked the Eighth Law of Thermodynamics, which holds that humans who sit outside at night must have a campfire. [...]

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