Before Thursday, sound the alert about a dairy expansion planned for King County

Before Thursday, sound the alert about a dairy expansion planned for King County

tall-chief-bannerAmazingly, King County has drawn up plan to sell land to the largest landowner in the Snoqualmie Valley — a confinement dairy that uses GMOs, Roundup and synthetic fertilizers — rather than to Seattle Tilth.

A King County Council committee will vote Thursday on the sale of the Tall Chief Golf Course to Keller Dairy, already the area’s largest landowner.

King County bought the property in 2013 for about $4.5 million to save it from development.

Despite a strong proposal from the highly respected non-profit Seattle Tilth, the county’s Natural Resources and Parks Department decided to sell the land for roughly $700,000 to expand the dairy.

Speak out against King County Ordinance 2015-0425!

It’s urgent: Messages must be sent before 8 a.m. Thursday:

  • Sign this petition.
  • Spread the word! Link to the Save Tall Chief website.
  • Write a quick email to council members, with the subject line “Vote “no” on King Co. Ordinance 2015-0425, the Tall Chief land sale for a confinement dairy” and a message like: “I’m writing to ask that you vote against King County Ordinance 2015-0425. This is not the best use of our government-owned property, particularly when Seattle Tilth has a better plan on the table.” Here are the email addresses, which you can paste all at once if you’re in a hurry: 
    • dave.upthegrove@kingcounty.gov
    • larry.phillips@kingcounty.gov
    • kathy.lambert@kingcounty.gov
    • joe.mcdermott@kingcounty.gov
    • reagan.dunn@kingcounty.gov
    • dow.constantine@kingcounty.gov
    • rod.dembowski@kingcounty.gov,
    • larry.gossett@kingcounty.gov
    • jane.hague@kingcounty.gov
    • pete.vonreichbauer@kingcounty.gov
  • Attend the King County Council’s Budget and Fiscal Management Committee meeting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, at which members will discuss and vote on King County Ordinance 2015-0425. Double check  at this link before you leave to ensure it’s still on the agenda.  Here’s the address: King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue,  Room 1001, Seattle.