Promoting Cooperative and Transparent Water Policy in the Skagit Watershed
JustWaterAlliance.org is a non-profit, non-partisan group of citizens, farmers and landowners that demand an open, fair and transparent water planning process in the Skagit River watershed.
Water for Skagit farmers and rural landowners has been eliminated through a process in which they had no representation, no voice, and no notice -- a process primarily created and controlled by the City of Anacortes and Swinomish Tribe for their own benefit.
The Skagit River is a public trust, and should not be controlled by a few local officials with a financial conflict of interest. Farming and rural self-sufficiency are integral to our community’s future, and legitimate water resource planning means Skagit farmers and rural landowners must be part of the process.
We demand a seat for rural landowners and agriculture on the Skagit River Flow Management Committee (SRFMC), a secretive body established by the Swinomish Tribe and several others that asserts the right to control water resource policy in the Skagit River watershed.
Skagit farmers and rural landowners deserve a seat at the table and a voice in the process. Is that really too much to ask?