Friends of Toppenish Creek

Our Mission

Friends of Toppenish Creek is dedicated to protecting the rights of rural communities and improving oversight of industrial agriculture. FOTC operates under the simple principle that all people deserve clean air, clean water and protection from abuse that results when profit is favored over people. FOTC works through public education, citizen investigations, research, legislation, special events, and direct action.

 


For Years of Service in the Cause of Water in Washington State

August 2014 - Center for Environmental Law & Policy Conference, Roslyn WA

Presentation of a Pendleton Blanket to Rachael Paschal Osborne by Wendell Hannigan of the Yakama Nation

D.R. Michel from the Upper Columbia United Tribes drapes the Blanket

 

 

 

 

EPA Presentation: Dairy Cluster in Lower Yakima

December 18, 2014

 

 

Lower Valley GWMA Budget Discussion Video Series

September 17, 2014

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area was created in 2012 to address pollution of groundwater with nitrates. Various studies have found that 12% t0 20% of wells in the area have nitrates higher than the safe level -10mg/L.
In the interest of keeping the public well informed, Friends of the Toppenish Creek will post videos of the ground water management committee meetings.
These videos are from August 21, 2014, recorded at Radio KDNA in Granger WA. The purpose of this meeting was to develop a plan for the spending of 2.3 million that WA State has provided to address the problem. Five workgroups presented requests and Yakima County presented a need for overall funding.

The videos are separated into topics:

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September 17, 2014

The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area was created in 2012 to address pollution of groundwater with nitrates. Various studies have found that 12% t0 20% of wells in the area have nitrates higher than the safe level -10mg/L.
In the interest of keeping the public well informed, Friends of the Toppenish Creek will post videos of the ground water management committee meetings.
These videos are from August 21, 2014, recorded at Radio KDNA in Granger WA. The purpose of this meeting was to develop a plan for the spending of 2.3 million that WA State has provided to address the problem. Five workgroups presented requests and Yakima County presented a need for overall funding.

The videos are separated by topics:



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Lower Valley GWMA Budget Discussion

September 17, 2014 - The Lower Yakima Valley Groundwater Management Area was created in 2012 to address pollution of groundwater with nitrates. Various studies have found that 12% t0 20% of wells in the area have nitrates higher than the safe level -10mg/L. In the interest of keeping the public well informed, Friends of the Toppenish Creek will post videos of the ground water management committee meetings. These videos are from August 21, 2014, recorded at Radio KDNA in Granger WA. The purpose of this meeting was to... Read More »

Chief Sealth's Words

August 06, 2012 - Chief Sealth's Words - 1854
Yonder sky that has wept tears of compassion upon my people for centuries untold, and which to us appears changeless and eternal, may change. Today is fair. Tomorrow it may be overcast with clouds.
My words are like the stars that never change. Whatever Seattle says, the great chief at Washington can rely upon with as much certainty as he can upon the return of the sun or the seasons.
The white chief says that Big Chief at Washington sends us greetings of friendship ... Read More »

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