Take Action

Saturday, January 1, 2000

Care about your community? Want to save farmland and forests? Want to protect native habitat? Do the three-step!

First, learn about smart growth policies and the Washington Growth Management Act. Go to GMA 101.

Second, become involved with local organizations that advocate for good planning (see list below), write letters to the editor, and make your voice heard before county and city council meetings.

Third, if your local government does something bad (that violates the GMA), inform Futurewise, the state's leading smart growth organization, and petition your growth management hearings board to review it. You will play an important part of our state's citizen-participation approach to enforcing the GMA. See list of law firms and environmental legal programs below.

Local Smart Growth "Friends" Groups
Statewide: Futurewise
- Grays Harbor County: Friends of Grays Harbor
- San Juan County: Friends of the San Juans
- Snohomish County: Pilchuck Audubon Society,
- Clark County: Friends of Clark County, Clark County Natural Resource Defense Council
North Central Washington
- Okanogan County: Friends of Methow
Yakima Valley
- Kittitas County: Concerned Citizens of the Cle Elum Ridge, Concerned Citizens for Upper Kittitas County, Kittitas Audubon Society, RIDGE
Eastern Washington
*Note: If you don't see a group in your area, Futurewise likely already has members who live near you and regularly meet, so contact them!

Law Firms

Environmental Interest Non-Profits with Legal Programs

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