It’s time to pull together  in Jefferson County….and we are.

We thank the community leaders who came together March 23rd to discuss strategies to stop large-scale military training in Jefferson County.

Read about it in our most recent blog post.  We are inspired by the ideas that came out of this meeting and look forward to engaging the whole county in this issue.

The Tarboo Ridge Coalition (TRC) believes that:

  • New commercial shooting facilities belong INDOORS to prevent pollution and noise impacts to PEOPLE, PETS, LIVESTOCK, and WILDLIFE and to help PREVENT WILDFIRES.
  • LOCAL CONTROL IS PARAMOUNT! No military training activities at private commercial shooting facilities.
  • COMMERCIAL SHOOTING FACILITIES should be SMALL SCALE to meet LOCAL RECREATIONAL NEEDS ONLY.
  • PUBLIC LAKES BELONG TO ALL OF US. Fishing, swimming and nature first. SHORELINES ALSO DESERVE SPECIAL PROTECTION. No commercial shooting facilities within 500 yards of lakes and navigable shorelines.
  • Existing land uses and the health and wellness of residents within three miles of new facilities must be protected from noise through RESTRICTED HOURS OF OPERATION: No more than 40 hours per week during daylight hours and PROHIBITIONS ON non-gun EXPLOSIONS and the USE OF HELICOPTERS.

OUR MISSION

The Tarboo Ridge Coalition stands against the development of the “Cedar Hills Recreational Facility.” The TRC believes that any gun range, but particularly a military-style weapons training facility, is both disruptive and dangerous, and that siting any shooting facilities on the shores of Tarboo Lake is not in the best interests of the citizens of Jefferson County. The TRC’s goal is to educate and mobilize the community against this project and preserve the unique character of Tarboo Ridge.

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COMMUNITY LEADERS MEET TO DISCUSS THE MILITARIZATION OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

Tarboo Ridge Coalition (TRC) hosted 37 leaders from communities throughout Jefferson County for breakfast at the Old Alcohol Plant in Port Hadlock on Saturday, March 23.  During the 4-hour session, representatives from 12 areas extending from Brinnon to Port Townsend and from the Hood Canal Bridge to Discovery Bay expressed concern about new County ordinances […]

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