Sip Science added to ample Earth Month lineup

Sip Science added to ample Earth Month lineup | South Whidbey Record At Cosmic Veggies, located at 661 Southeast Fidalgo Avenue in Oak Harbor, people can enjoy a healthy and vegan meal while learning about the future of water on Whidbey. John Lovie, who won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington State Office of Drinking Water, will lead the event on April 23. Continue reading Sip Science added to ample Earth Month lineup

‘Forever chemicals’ in drinking water found at Whidbey ‘slice of heaven’ | South Whidbey Record

‘Forever chemicals’ in drinking water found at Whidbey ‘slice of heaven’ | South Whidbey Record For as long as she can remember, Tamara Ross’ family hasn’t liked the taste of drinking water at Harrington Lagoon. So they’ve always brought bottled water to their vacation homes in the idyllic community east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The family has owned property there since 1955. They now have three homes right next to each other. “I love it,” said Ross, who goes there about once a month. “It’s our slice of heaven.” Continue reading ‘Forever chemicals’ in drinking water found at Whidbey ‘slice of heaven’ | South Whidbey Record

Whidbey ‘serial volunteer’ wins stewardship award | South Whidbey Record

An avid volunteer involved in countless projects around Puget Sound recently claimed the 2023 Jan Holmes award.

South Whidbey resident John Lovie is this year’s recipient of the annual award, which is named in memory of Jan Holmes, a marine scientist, educator and champion for stewardship of the marine environment who passed away in 2011.

The Island County Marine Resources Committee, Sound Water Stewards and Washington State University Extension presented Lovie with the award a few days ahead of Sound Waters University, which is when the winner of the award is usually announced Continue reading Whidbey ‘serial volunteer’ wins stewardship award | South Whidbey Record

John Lovie Receives Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award

I’m reluctant to post things about myself, particularly when it’s good news, but as about half the readership of this blog had something to do with this award coming my way, I’m going post this as a big thank you! This is as much about the relationships I’ve built along the way as it is about the work. The truth is that one could not have happened without the other. Thank you, all of you, for reading this and for caring about the issues I write about. Continue reading John Lovie Receives Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award

Whidbey Island water systems respond to state’s draft rules on PFAS

Whidbey Island water systems respond to state’s draft rules on PFAS | South Whidbey Record “Overall our member water systems are positive about the draft rule changes,” association Vice President John Lovie said in an email. “They recognize that their patrons are concerned about what is in their drinking water and want to know this information. At the same time they are concerned about the financial and administrative burden of this rule on water systems that may have as few as 15 hookups and rely on a volunteer board.” Continue reading Whidbey Island water systems respond to state’s draft rules on PFAS

Clinton forum to focus on water, community

Clinton forum to focus on water, community | South Whidbey Record South Whidbey’s drinking water and community will be the focus of a forum, and then a three-day conference in Clinton next week. A panel of county, state and local officials are expected to attend, including: Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, and Island County Public Health Director Keith Higman; Jennifer Kropack, a regional planner with the Washington State Department of Health’s Office of Drinking Water; Randi Perry, utilities manager for Langley; and John Lovie, with the Sun Vista/Sunlight Beach homeowners association. Continue reading Clinton forum to focus on water, community