Coming Up

So many good things are happening around Fidalgo — walks, talks, educational opportunities and rewarding experiences!

Below are some highlights of events coming up that we believe may be of interest to Transition folks.

TF&F Monthly Virtual Gathering:

June 30, 2020 via ZOOM

Speakers:         Betty Carteret and Steve Rothboeck

Co-leads – Citizens’ Climate Lobby Skagit Chapter

Carbon Pricing – A Game Changing Solution for Climate Change

With the world’s attention is focused on the COVID-19 global pandemic, acting on climate change has taken a back seat.  However, climate change will continue as a threat multiplier to this health crisis as record heat, an active hurricane season, flooding and increased disease vectors land in the U.S.  in the coming months.

Fortunately, game-changing legislation has been introduced that can put us on a path to rapidly reduce carbon emissions at the same time as stimulating the economy, creating new employment opportunities, and improving health. Citizens’ Climate Lobby and its hundreds of grassroots chapters throughout the US are focused on building political will to pass the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (HR 763).  This presentation will introduce Citizens’ Climate Lobby and delve into the topic of carbon pricing and the specifics of the bi-partisan Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act bill.


Betty Carteret retired from her engineering career in 2005 and lives in Anacortes. She volunteers with the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the Salish Sea Stewards, and has served on the Board of Friends of Skagit Beaches since 2007. Betty is also the spouse of TF&F Board Member, Eric Shen.

Steve Rothboeck retired from the federal civil service as a planner for the U.S. Navy in 2010 and lives outside of Oak Harbor with his significant other, Edith, and their pug, Bentley.  Steve’s volunteer work is focused on climate change with both the Climate Reality Leadership Project and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

Zoom information:

Time: Jun 30, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 854 9432 9216

Password: 564166

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Returns again when we can gather safely.

​​Friends of Skagit Beaches:

Culture: The Real History of Deception Pass

June 2, 2020 at 7 pm
Join us on Zoom (details below)

Having lived and worked in our state’s most iconic park, I will share the stories of the land, the life, the people, and our values as the park grew through the eons and especially the last century or two. Culture shaped the park, continues to shape the park, and will determine where it goes in the future.

About Our Speaker

Jack Hartt
was born and raised near the shores of the Salish Sea in Seattle. His parents took him hiking and camping from the time he was a toddler, including a trip to Bowman Bay when he was four. He frequently played hooky from Ballard High School to go down to the beach.

While in college he spent his summers as a fish researcher in Alaska, a volunteer at Mount Rainier, a restroom cleaner for the U. S. Forest Service, a backcountry ranger for Rocky Mountain National Park, and an interpreter at Dry Falls in Sun Lakes State Park. His University of Washington senior thesis explored the management of Washington State Park’s Puget Sound beaches.

Somehow he graduated from college with a B. S. degree in Forest Science, specializing in park management. He spent the next forty years working in Washington State Parks. Deception Pass was Jack’s last state park to call home, living and serving there for fourteen years. He retired in 2017 and now makes his home in Skagit County.

He loves beaches, sunsets and sunrises, warm weather, flying, photography, hiking, kayaking, writing, singing, playing with his kids and grandkids, eating blackberry pie, and finding rainbows.
(Photo credit: Maribeth Crandell)

Three Ways to Join this Presentation

1.  Click on the following link to open Zoom in your internet browser:

Zoom Link to Culture: The Real History of Deception Pass

2.  To join using the Zoom App: Open the Zoom App on your computer, tablet or mobile device and then enter the meeting ID and password below.
Meeting ID: 5959467559
Password: FOSB (all caps)

3.  To join by phone (to listen only): all incoming calls and texts will be silenced.
Dial one of the numbers listed below.
13462487799  (Houston)
16699006833  (San Jose)
Then you will be prompted to enter the Meeting ID and Password.
Meeting ID: 5959467559
Password:  576523
Examples of full entries:
13462487799, 5959467559#, #, 576523#  (Houston)
16699006833, 5959467559#, #, 576523# (San Jose)


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