RBCA explores the wild side at their March 13 meeting

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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Richmond Beach Community Association's March Community Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 7:00pm – meet and greet; 7:15pm meeting
Richmond Beach Congregational Church, lower level
1512 NW 195th Street

Topic: Wildlife in Richmond Beach

The March 13 public meeting of the Richmond Beach Community Association (RBCA) is all about the wild side of life: the animals that live on our shoreline and in our woods . . . and get into our garbage cans when we aren’t looking.

Rachel Mayer, the Standing Coordinator for SnoKing Marine Mammal Response, will be on hand to talk about the seals, sea lions, otters and other aquatic visitors to Saltwater Park. She’ll acquaint everyone with how delightful these animals can be and how dangerous. Safe interactions between humans, pets and marine wildlife will be the key to her presentation.

Cole Caldwell from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will also counsel safety in a review of the coyotes, raccoons, possums, rabbits, deer, beaver and other furry relations hiding in plain sight in Richmond Beach.

The sad toll in cats and dogs lost to coyotes in the last few years and what people can do to protect their pets will be the main topic. He’ll have advice on how to enjoyably coexist with the neighborhood critters without succumbing to the havoc they can wreak.

Both presenters will have visual displays, and the meeting would be appropriate for children ages 7 and up as well. Older students doing reports or projects or collecting civic involvement experiences for school are also encouraged to attend.

There will also be a few minutes of Point Wells news at the March RBCA meeting. Tom Mailhot will quickly explain the implications of the prospective condo developer’s missed deadline for filing a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement and what Richmond Beach residents need to watch for and act upon in the next few months.

The April 10 RBCA meeting will be devoted to a thorough explanation of what happens next at Point Wells, with specific suggestions for how residents can stay involved and influence the outcome of a crucial June 30 ruling on the project.

All are welcome!


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