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The Story

In 2003 the Mills family, who are CAPR members, were excited to move into a newly purchased home in Duvall, Washington. Sitting on 2 ¼ secluded acres with many 150-foot-tall fir trees, the property felt like a park. All was well until December of 2006 when a wind storm hit the northwest. During the storm, 24 trees came down, landing on the house and garage, totaling the shed and also a Toyota 4-Runner SUV. The place looked like a war zone and the seclusion was gone with the house standing naked to its surroundings.

In Consideration Against HB 1793

Open letter in Consideration against HB 1793 Fellow citizens consider this letter regarding an inadequate remedy to a civil and human rights deprivation of the water rights of some rural citizens deprived of their water rights. Please call your local Senator and the chair and vice chair of the rules committee and ask them to refuse this bill a hearing on the floor. Brad Owens Chair 360-786-7700 and Pam Roach Vice Chair 360-786-7660. Consideration Against HB 1793 Citizens’ Alliance for Property Rights is in opposition to HB 1793 Working within the existing in-stream flow rules adopted by the department of ecology to provide a suite of tools, applicable to property owners located in areas with limited access to legal new water withdrawals, for alternative water procurement that does not result in a net loss to area surface waters. Which is now in the Rules Committee.

Legislative Update!

We are all still pushing hard to get these few bills to become reality in law! Restoring Property Rights Since 2003 Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights Please continue the campaign for our liberty in our properties and call and email to support these property rights protecting bills! Ask for a yes vote on the floor! Your calls, e-mails, and visits to Olympia make are helping to move these bills thank you! Legislative hotline: 1.800.562.6000 Property Rights Bills Current Status Listed here are the most important bills currently in play, and names and numbers you need to call! These water rights bill must pass the house!These bills are one step closer to potentially protecting all Washington Citizens from Water Rights abuses! The usual suspects opposing liberty came out in force, but we can raise our voices and make enough calls to over-ride that opposition!

Grizzly Times

North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan It is getting very near time for the Public Comment Period on this proposed plan to close. Please take the time to comment now, and make your views known to the Federal Government! Here is a link to the page that makes it quick and easy to provide official comment. For your reference, see the comments made by Citizens' Alliance for Property Rights. The proposed Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan is not compatible with Washington State Law. See 77 .12.035 Protection of grizzly bears - Limitation on transplantation or introduction - Negotiations with federal and state agencies.

Legislative Action Updates!

In Washington State, we still have several Property Rights related bills that need action! Please see this list of bills and call your Representatives and Senators, as well as committee chairs this week to let them know you want these bills passed into law! Senate Bills 5407, and 5965 must be passed to protect Water Rights. Please call your Representative and the Committee Chair Representative Brian Blake 360 786 7870 Senate Bill 5363 Prohibiting the use of eminent domain for economic development.

Fox v. Skagit

In supporting the Fox v. Skagit lawsuit, CAPR, through raising community awareness and donations, is helping protect and restore the rights of Richard and Marnie Fox and thousands of property owners throughout Skagit County to use their property in the face of unreasonable and unscientific restrictions based on so-called “instream flows” imposed by the Department of Ecology.


SAMISH VALLEY GRANGE FREE PUBLIC MEETING GOT WATER?? The Skagit in- stream flow rule has caused the loss of water in 6000 Skagit County rural maybe not!! This issue affects not only rural citizens, but city dwellers as well! Join us for a free public meeting to learn about and discuss the in- stream flow rule! When? Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 6:30 p.m. Where? 4320 Hwy 9, Sedro Woolley 1/5 mile south of the Samish Elementary School What? Mike Newman, Skagit Co. Citizens Alliance for Property Rights water rights advocate, will speak on current water rights issues and legislative updates. Who? You are cordially invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served. Contact Tina: Skagit Co. Citizens Alliance for Property Rights and Samish Valley Grange Member 425-350-0217

February 25, 2015

USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy CAPR questions both the need, and the methodology to this most recent evolution of the imaginary marketplace. One wonders what will be next, water palatable quality global environmental justice trading? From the USDA news "Water quality trading provides a cost-effective approach for regulated entities to comply with EPA Clean Water Act requirements, including water quality-based effluent limits in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits. Trading would allow regulated entities to purchase and use pollutant reduction credits generated by other sources in a watershed. Cost savings and other economic incentives are key motivators for parties engaged in trading.

Last Big Push for Property Rights Bills!

Urgent Action! Your Calls Will Restore Property Rights! CAPR members, friends and allies, our property rights friendly legislators need our help to turn the tide on these bills! We are happy to have so many property rights bills in play this session! The list is huge! Please look it over and decide to support as many as you can in this last big push for Property Rights! There are new bills added to this list, please continue the campaign for our property rights and call and email to support these property rights protecting bills!!! This is our last big push to get these bills to the floor! Your calls and emails are stirring the pot! You are being heard! Your calls are still urgently needed to get bills to the floor before the February 20th cut off date!!! Legislative hotline: 1.800.562.6000 Property Rights Bills Currant Status Bills on Eminent Domain!

Grizzly News!

The new National Park Service is here to help you... If you think the reintroduction of wolves has been dangerous and contentious, lets see how we all fare when the reintroduction of grizzly bears is accomplished. Imaging a perfect world where people, wolves, and grizzlies all share the same place on the planet! Or not! There will be several public scoping open house meetings...this is a new way to say public comment period, regarding the "restoration" of grizzly bears to the north Cascades.

February 16, 2015


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