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  • West Nile Virus in WA State

    It’s back: a month earlier than in previous years

    West Nile detected in Yakima County WA

    West Nile virus detected in mosquito samples collected in Yakima …
    www.doh.wa.gov › Newsroom › 2013 News Releases‎

    3 days ago – … collected in Yakima County have tested positive for West Nile virus … These results are the first sign that the virus is active in Washington this year. Testing mosquito samples and dead birds for West Nile virus began just last …

    It’s back: West Nile detected in Yakima County | Q13 FOX News
    q13fox.com/2013/06/14/its-back-west-nile-detected-in-yakima-county/‎
    3 days ago – … in Yakima County for West Nile virus earlier this week, a month earlier than in previous years. Officials with the Washington state Department …

    Perhaps now that West Nile virus is in WA State, reading my POSTS AND email on West Nile Virus will be of greater interest.


  • EPA Grants West Nile Virus

    EPA GRANTS – WETLANDS AND WEST NILE VIRUS DEATHS

    As of June 11, 2013, 11 STATES have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes
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    AND, the 2013 WEST NILE VIRUS SEASON BEGINS
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    IN NOVEMBER 2007 EPA GRANTS
    EXPECTED RESULTS: The results will be applicable to wetland management. The link (MOSQUITOES) between biodiversity (WETLANDS) and this potentially deadly virus IN HOPES THAT THEIR FINDINGS
    WILL HELP SAVE LIVES IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

    2007 DEATHS (124)
    2008 DEATHS (44)
    2009 DEATHS (32)
    2010 DEATHS (57)
    2011 DEATHS (43)
    2012 DEATHS (286)
    2013 DEATHS (1)

    The CDC statistical results 2008 thru 2012?
    463 LIVES LOST TO WEST NILE VIRUS

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    June 16, 2013 – Research, documentation and comments.
    read on if you are concerned

    This is IN REGARD TO Federal EPA unfunded mandated wetland preservation and expansion program.

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    Rutgers University – Epa – US Environmental Protection Agency
    cfpub.epa.gov/ncer_abstracts/index.cfm/fuseaction/display…/4173‎
    R833777, Risk Factors for West Nile Virus: The Role of Biodiversity in the Ecology of Hosts, Vectors and Humans, Grant, January 1, 2008 through December 31, …
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    Record Details – Science Inventory | US EPA
    cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_record_report.cfm?dirEntryId=201232‎
    US Environmental Protection Agency logo … AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HUMAN HEALTH AND BIODIVERSITY (R833778) … Project type: EPA Grant …
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    Behind My Back | WETLANDS AND WEST NILE VIRUS
    www.behindmyback.org/2013/01/30/wetlands-and-west-nile-virus/‎
    Jan 30, 2013 – WEST NILE VIRUS Project Period: November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296. Project Period: January 1, 2008 …
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    Where are the “scientific findings” of the $1.5 million IN EPA granted studies?
    NOT FOUND ON LINE JUNE 16, 2013?
    the rest of the story
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  • West Nile Virus EPA coverup?

    Ask the Federal Government to stop EPA Funding of WETLANDS (Jan. 20, 2012 hand carried to WA DC)

    PLEASE INVESTIGATE EPA WETLAND INCREASE AND 2012 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK

    The EPA and Corp with some documented scientific understanding since November 2007, connecting WETLANDS, mosquitoes, infected birds, West Nile Virus and other vector borne diseases, continued their reckless endangerment of human lives and public health by mandating and continued to create MILLIONS of acres of WETLANDS IN THE USA.

    Jan. 20, 2012 Malaria and other mosquito-vectored diseases are a brutal form of population control

    WHEN DID CREATING WETLANDS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE?

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    ASK THE FEDS TO STOP FUNDING THE EPA CREATION OF MORE WETLANDS?

    AND WHAT DO YOU GET?

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    Thank Randy for this info.

    More excuses for them to come onto our land.
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    Sen. Honeyford’s mosquito abatement bills become law

    POSTED ON MAY 14, 2013

    By Mike Faulk http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/tuesday/1136522-8/sen-honeyfords-mosquito-abatement-bills-become-law

    YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

    Relief is on the way for residents of rural communities just outside the currently drawn mosquito district boundaries.

    Senate Bill 5002, which was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee and goes into effect July 27, allows local mosquito control districts to inspect and abate breeding places on adjacent lands outside a district’s official boundaries. It also allows districts to cut or remove shrubbery or undergrowth as part of abatement operations, but that’s subject to consultation with the land owner.

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    AND YOU GET THIS

    Senate Bill 5324: Senate Bill 5324: Concerning mosquito abatement in storm water control retention ponds
    Passed 48 to 0 in the Senate on April 22, 2013, provides that a county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district must: consider, and to the extent possible consistent with the Department of Ecology’s design guidelines for stormwater retention ponds, construct stormwater facilities to maintain and control vegetation to inhibit mosquito breeding; and consult with local mosquito control districts, where established, when developing construction plans that include stormwater retention ponds. A county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district must maintain and control vegetation growth in, without compromising the function of, stormwater retention ponds to minimize mosquito propagation. When notified of the presence of WNV or other mosquito-borne human diseases, a county, city, town, water-sewer district, or flood control zone district must consult with DOH or the mosquito control district as to the most effective IPM strategy to use. In areas with mosquito control districts, the district must abate mosquitoes when notified of the presence of WNV or other mosquito-borne human diseases.
    See Who Voted “Yes” and Who Voted “No” at http://www.washingtonvotes.org/RollCall.aspx?ID=660484

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    AND YOU HAVE THIS
    RCW 17.28.175
    Control of mosquitos — Declaration that owner is responsible.

    A board established pursuant to RCW 17.28.110 may adopt, by resolution, a policy declaring that the control of mosquitos within the district is the responsibility of the owner of the land from which the mosquitos originate. To protect the public health or welfare, the board may, in accordance with policies and standards established by the board following a public hearing, adopt a regulation requiring owners of land within the district to perform such acts as may be necessary to control mosquitos.

    [1990 c 300 § 2.]

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    AND YOU HAVE THIS
    RCW 17.28.185
    Control of mosquitos — Noncompliance by landowner with regulations.

    (1) Whenever the board finds that the owner has not taken prompt and sufficient action to comply with regulations adopted pursuant to RCW 17.28.175 to control mosquitos originating from the owner’s land, the board shall notify the owner that a violation of this chapter exists. The notice shall be in writing and sent by certified mail, or served by personal service. The notice shall provide a reasonable time period for action to be taken to control mosquitos. If the board deems that a public nuisance or threat to public health or welfare caused by the mosquito infestation is sufficiently severe, it may require immediate control action to be taken within forty-eight hours following the time that notification is reasonably expected to have been received by the owner or agent by certified mail or personal service.

    (2) If the owner does not take sufficient action to control mosquitos in accordance with the notice, the board may control them, or cause their being controlled, at the expense of the owner. The amount of such expense shall constitute a lien against the property and may be enforced by proceedings on such lien. The owner shall be liable for payment of the expenses, and nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent collection of any judgment on account thereof by any means available pursuant to law, in substitution for enforcement of the lien. Necessary costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, incurred by the board in carrying out this section, may be recovered at the same time, as a part of the action filed under this section. The venue in proceedings for reimbursement of expenses brought pursuant to this section, including those involving governmental entities, shall be the county in which the real property that is the subject of the action is situated.

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    AND YOU HAVE THIS
    RCW 17.28.250

    Interference with entry or work of district — Penalty.

    Any person who obstructs, hinders, or interferes with the entry upon any land within the district of any officer or employee of the district in the performance of his or her duty, and any person who obstructs, interferes with, molests, or damages any work performed by the district, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

    [2011 c 336 § 467; 1957 c 153 § 25.]

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    AND YOU HAVE THIS
    RCW 17.28.254

    Abatement, extermination declared necessity and benefit to land.
    It is hereby declared that whenever the public necessity or welfare has required the formation of a mosquito control district, the abatement or extermination of mosquitoes within the district is of direct, economic benefit to the land located within such district and is necessary for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare of those residing therein.

    [1959 c 64 § 6.]

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    AND YOU HAVE THIS
    That I sent to WA DC hand carried Jan 20, 2012

    DC INVESTIGATE WET LAND INCREASE AND WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK

    To Whom It May Concern

    United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

    PLEASE INVESTIGATE EPA WETLAND INCREASE AND 2012 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK

    The EPA and Corp with some documented scientific understanding since November 2007, connecting WETLANDS, mosquitoes, infected birds, West Nile Virus and other vector borne diseases, continued their reckless endangerment of human lives and public health by mandating and continued to create MILLIONS of acres of WETLANDS IN THE USA.

    WEST NILE VIRUS Project Period: November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296

    Project Period: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010EPA Grant Number: R833777 West Nile Virus $749,994

    As a two year member of the WA State, Clallam County Shoreline Update Committee.

    3300 private shoreline property owners in our county are affected by this Dept. of Ecology mandate, it requires large setbacks from wetlands.

    I researched the creation of millions of acres of wetlands mandated by federal Government since 2004.

    I followed and reported as West Nile Virus killed more and more people.

    I sent emails to Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, they did not respond.

    I asked for the EPA study results from November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296?

    Mlaria and other mosquito-vectored diseases are a brutal form of population control

    WHEN DID CREATING WETLANDS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE?

    The EPA is guilty of much more then CLOUDED WATERS.

    This is a 2013 life and death situation. I request that all DC elected officials make this investigation a priority.

    Please remember Texas and California.

    Pearl Rains Hewett

    235 W 5th St.

    Port Angeles WA 98362

    (360) 417-9452

    DC INVESTIGATE WETLAND INCREASE AND 2012 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK Jan. 20, 2012

    CDC 2012 West Nile virus final update: November 20

    The 5,207 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the third week in November since 2003.

    1999-2012 over 30,000 reported cases of West Nile Virus, HOW MANY DEATHS?

    The EPA and Corp with some documented scientific understanding since November 2007, connecting WETLANDS, mosquitoes, infected birds, West Nile Virus and other vector borne diseases, continued their reckless endangerment of human lives and public health by mandating and continued to create MILLIONS of acres of WETLANDS.

    WEST NILE VIRUS Project Period: November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296

    Project Period: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010EPA Grant Number: R833777 West Nile Virus $749,994

    Expected Results: The results will be applicable to wetland management

    2007 The link (MOSQUITOES) between biodiversity (WETLANDS) and this potentially deadly virus in hopes that their findings will help save lives in the near future.

    WHEN DID CREATING WETLANDS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE?

    How many lives could have been saved if there had been a moratorium placed on the creation of WETLANDS in 2007? How many people died of West Nile Virus between Nov. 2007 and Nov. 2012, in the USA?

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    HISTORY

    On Earth Day 2004, the President George Walker Bush

    announced a new initiative to go beyond “no net loss” of wetlands

    and attain an overall increase in the quality and quantity of wetlands in America.

    Specifically, the Administration has projected that an additional 1.5 million wetland acres

    will be created, improved, or protected between Earth Day 2006 and 2007, with

    three million acres being obtained by 2009.

    ADMINISTRATION PROJECTED 4.8 MILLION ACRES OF WETLANDS BY 2009

    These figures are in addition to the 1,797,000 acres of wetlands

    How many additional acres of wetlands were created 2009-2012?

    Waste water treatment plants create the perfect environment for West Nile Virus

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    WHAT HAS THE EPA known for five years? and BEEN COVERING UP FOR NEARLY TWO YEARS?
    Find the results and make them PUBLIC. (previously sent to Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell)

    As of November 20, 2012, 48 states have reported West Nile virus infections in people, birds, or mosquitoes.

    A total of 5,207 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 234 deaths, have been reported to CDC. Of these, 2,643 (51%) were classified as neuroinvasive disease (such as meningitis or encephalitis) and 2,564 (49%) were classified as non-neuroinvasive disease.

    The 5,207 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the third week in November since 2003. Eighty percent of the cases have been reported from 13 states (Texas, California, Louisiana, Illinois, Mississippi, Michigan, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, and New York) and a third of all cases have been reported from Texas.

    Since 1999, more than 30,000 people in the United States have been reported as getting sick with West Nile virus. Infected mosquitoes spread West Nile virus (WNV) that can cause serious, life altering disease.

    Where are the “scientific findings” of the $1.5 million EPA granted studies?

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    AND then YOU HAVE THIS…..

    Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 12:33 PM
    Subject: Trespass

    More excuses for them to come onto our land.

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    Sen. Honeyford’s mosquito abatement bills become law

    POSTED ON MAY 14, 2013

    By Mike Faulk http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/yhr/tuesday/1136522-8/sen-honeyfords-mosquito-abatement-bills-become-law

    YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

    Relief is on the way for residents of rural communities just outside the currently drawn mosquito district boundaries.

    Senate Bill 5002, which was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee and goes into effect July 27, allows local mosquito control districts to inspect and abate breeding places on adjacent lands outside a district’s official boundaries. It also allows districts to cut or remove shrubbery or undergrowth as part of abatement operations, but that’s subject to consultation with the land owner.

    The bill was sponsored by Sen. Jim Honeyford, R-Sunnyside.

    Another Honeyford bill, SB5324, encourages municipalities to use state Department of Ecology design guidelines when constructing storm water retention ponds to abate the spread of mosquitoes.

    The bill also requires Ecology to consult with the state Department of Health about strategies to prevent West Nile virus. Under the bill, which also goes into effect July 27, any retention pond found to contain West Nile virus will be the responsibility of the area’s mosquito control district to mitigate.

    In a news release, Honeyford said addressing the mosquito issue is a matter of public health.

    “In the past 10 years, the number of reported cases of West Nile virus has increased steadily, so I’m thankful the Legislature and the governor saw fit to support these bills; hopefully they’ll go a long way toward keeping the public safe,” Honeyford said.

    • Mike Faulk can be reached at 509-577-7675 or mfaulk@yakimaherald.com. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/Mike_Faulk.


  • Look Who’s Talking – West Nile Virus

    Look Who’s Talking…emails
    This quantifies the risks of West Nile Virus. It uses a technique of reassigning blame to convenient targets. The Low Accountability MEdia-Low Information Press (LAME-LIP) frequently use this gambit to indoctrinate and brainwash us.

    The Robin and English Sparrow (or house sparrow) are abundant birds to assign blame. Instead of identifying swamps, stagnant water, and sensitive wetlands as prime mosquito habitat, they conveniently assign blame to orchards and vineyards.

    We are purposely being deluged with BS by the LAME-LIP. We need to be less gullible and more sophisticated in response to this purposeful assault of our lives and future. (This example seems like a pretty innocent use of the technique.)

    Karl Spees – Concerned American

    Thx Dave
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    From: Dave

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130130184318.htm

    West Nile Virus Spreading Due to Mosquitoes in Orchards and Vineyards, Experts Warn
    Jan. 30, 2013 — Washington State University researchers have linked orchards and vineyards with a greater prevalence of West Nile virus in mosquitoes and the insects’ ability to spread the virus to birds, horses and people.

    The finding, reported in the latest issue of the journal PLOS ONE, is the most finely scaled look at the interplay between land use and the virus’s activity in key hosts. By giving a more detailed description of how the disease moves across the landscape, the study opens the door to management efforts that might bring the disease under control, says David Crowder, a WSU entomologist and the paper’s lead author.
    Continue reading 


  • WETLANDS AND WEST NILE VIRUS

    To Whom It May Concern
    United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
    PLEASE INVESTIGATE EPA WETLAND INCREASE AND 2012 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK
    The EPA and Corp with some documented scientific understanding since November 2007, connecting WETLANDS, mosquitoes, infected birds, West Nile Virus and other vector borne diseases, continued their reckless endangerment of human lives and public health by mandating and continued to create MILLIONS of acres of WETLANDS IN THE USA.
    WEST NILE VIRUS Project Period: November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296
    Project Period: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010EPA Grant Number: R833777 West Nile Virus $749,994
    As a two year member of the WA State, Clallam County Shoreline Update Committee.
    3300 private shoreline property owners in our county are affected by this Dept. of Ecology mandate, it requires large setbacks from wetlands.
    I researched the creation of millions of acres of wetlands mandated by federal Government since 2004.
    I followed and reported as West Nile Virus killed more and more people
    I sent emails to Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray, they did not respond.
    I asked for the EPA study results from November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296?

    Malaria and other mosquito-vectored diseases are a brutal form of population control
    WHEN DID CREATING WETLANDS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE?

    The EPA is guilty of much more then CLOUDED WATERS.

    This is a 2013 life and death situation. I request that all DC elected officials make this investigation a priority.
    Please remember Texas and California.
    Pearl Rains Hewett
    (360) 417-9452
    DC INVESTIGATE WETLAND INCREASE AND 2012 WEST NILE VIRUS OUTBREAK Jan. 20, 2012
    CDC 2012 West Nile virus final update: November 20
    The 5,207 cases reported thus far in 2012 is the highest number of West Nile virus disease cases reported to CDC through the third week in November since 2003.
    1999-2012 over 30,000 reported cases of West Nile Virus, HOW MANY DEATHS?
    The EPA and Corp with some documented scientific understanding since November 2007, connecting WETLANDS, mosquitoes, infected birds, West Nile Virus and other vector borne diseases, continued their reckless endangerment of human lives and public health by mandating and continued to create MILLIONS of acres of WETLANDS.
    WEST NILE VIRUS Project Period: November 2007 – October 2010 EPA Grant Number: R833778 $749,296
    Project Period: January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2010EPA Grant Number: R833777 West Nile Virus $749,994
    Expected Results: The results will be applicable to wetland management
    2007 The link (MOSQUITOES) between biodiversity (WETLANDS) and this potentially deadly virus in hopes that their findings will help save lives in the near future.
    WHEN DID CREATING WETLANDS BECOME MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROTECTING HUMAN LIFE?
    How many lives could have been saved if there had been a moratorium placed on the creation of WETLANDS in 2007? How many people died of West Nile Virus between Nov. 2007 and Nov. 2012, in the USA?
    Continue reading 


  • For the Protection of Whose Life?

    FOR THE PROTECTION OF WILDLIFE AND RESTRICTION OF PUBLIC USE
    To protect the EPA Clean water Act,  DOE shorelines of Statewide significance,  to restore pristine conditions on our beaches, provide NNL of ecological function by human contamination, and restrict the public use of public land,
    Our Federally appointed, WDFW, elected WA State officials Van De Wege, TharInger, etc. and Audubon Society member Ken Wiersema have decreed the following.

    DUNGENESS SPIT “The jogging is something that is very disturbing to wildlife when it’s done along the sand spit when birds are feeding and nesting and potentially breeding in those areas,” Audubon Society member Ken Wiersema “Thousands of birds use this DUNGENESS SPIT as a migratory stop.”

    DUNGENESS RIVER “Thousands of birds use 700 acres of wetland habitat on the second reach of the Dungeness River as a migratory stop.” and have created a foul/fowl contaminated mess at the mouth of the Dungeness River.
    DNA identified 75% of the contamination, as predominately bird poop, including 34 wild mammal species.

    THREE CRABS SITE
    North Olympic Wildlife Area Addition: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) completed the purchase of 51.57 acres as part of the Dungeness Basin project to conserve and restore coastal wetlands properties. The property is located in Clallam County, approximately five miles north of Sequim fronting on Dungeness Bay. The property consists of 49.42 acres of tidelands and 2.15 acres of uplands containing the historic 3-Crabs restaurant. This purchase was funded by grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The property will be managed within the Wildlife Program as part of the Lower Dungeness North Olympic Wildlife Area.

    PUBLIC $$$$ TO BUY PUBLIC LAND, TO PROVIDE MORE WHAT?

    More bird habitat, more bird poop, more wildlife fowl/foul contamination

    spreading from Dungeness Spit to Three Crabs area to connect  to the mouth of the Dungeness River wildlife fowl/foul contamination.

    INDEED, this is “VERY DISTURBING” to the taxpayers.