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There will be a Requiem for Bees on Sunday, May 5th, Noon to 4:00 PM in Port Townsend

Please join us to support Ellen O’Shea
in reverence and in grief. 

See Ellen’s report and action plan below:

“It is a sad day on the farm. The last of our honeybee hives has been destroyed. We had five working hives until the aerial spraying started last August by the industrial forest company, Pope Resources (AKA Olympic Resources). Four hives were destroyed last year. The bees are wide area foragers and likely brought the poisons back to the hives. Our fruit orchards have no pollinators. How can humans let this happen? Don't we want food?
Don't we care about all creatures great and small?
It's called biocide and government policy and citizen inaction allow it.

A Requiem for the Bees will be held Sunday, May 5th. The funeral will begin on our farm at 751 Old Eaglemount Ro
ad near Port Townsend at noon. It is a short road, follow the signs to our place. We will have a brief presentation at the site of our former hives about our status as pollinator protectors. Following that we will proceed as a car caravan to Port Townsend. 

The funeral cortege will meet at Haller Fountain in Port Townsend at 2 PM. We will then walk in procession to W ater Front Park carrying the remains of our last hive.

At the waterfront we will offer eulogies for the bees.

Members of Sacred Water Canoe Family
will join us in 
ceremony to sing and drum."


11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Farm walk - 12 Noon at Eaglemount Farm (751 Old Eaglemount Road, PT)

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
March - 2:00 PM Haller Fountain downtown Port Townsend, WA located at corner of Washington Street and Taylor Street;

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Rally and drumming - 2:30 Marine Plaza (soon to be named something besides "Pope") 621 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA
NOTE: Jefferson County Environmental Coalition and Kitsap Environmental Coalition have merged to jointly fight the destruction of our ecosystem. Widespread clear-cutting and pesticide spraying by helicopter, truck, and backpack is happening widely across Kitsap and Jefferson counties. Besides the loss of pollinators, the entire biome - from soil bacteria to wildlife to watershed, wells, springs, creeks, rivers, salmon, and the Salish Sea - is being poisoned. We must get up off our begging knees and act now.
Please join us.
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