Letters to the Editor

Supports Bob Myhr for County Council, Lopez/Shaw

I first met Bob Myhr when donating a preservation easement on our Lopez property to the San Juan Preservation Trust. We have been friends and fellow birders since, but it is his commitment to the conservation of these islands that has motivated me to get off my duff and help him get re-elected to the County Council.

Bob’s strong voice for conservation is needed more than ever. As our island’s population grows ever larger and more diverse, we need Bob’s perspective and knowledge and connections to hold fast to all that makes these islands what they are, which we so love.

Bob was not the only one working to save Lopez Hill but without him it would not have happened.

Bob is not the only one working to preserve farmland and put it back into the use of young farmers who could otherwise not farm, but his strong voice has been effective in making this happen.

Bob’s conservation imprint on these islands is enormous and we would be very foolish to let his voice go silent in the halls of county government as long as he is willing to serve. While everyone is for conservation these days, few have the ability to make it happen. Bob does.

Let’s re-elect him to the County Council.

Oakley Goodner
Lopez Island

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