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Title Ruth Kees
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 2006/11/21
Year Range from 2006
Year Range to 2006
Narrator's name Kees, Ruth
Interviewer McLeod, Maria
Description Transcript of Ruth Kees oral history as interviewed by Maria McLeod on November 21, 2006.

Ruth Kees, interviewed by Maria McLeod, 11/21/2006. Ruth Kees discusses logging, forests, water usage and wells; and her involvement with the Issaquah Alps Club, Issaquah Environmental Council, Tiger Mountain State Advisory Committee, King County Issaquah Basin Ground Water Advisory Committee, and the Friends of Issaquah Creek.

In this interview with Ruth Kees recorded on November 21, 2006, Ruth Kees describes:

Page 1: How the 14,000 acres that are now West Tiger Mountain National Reserve and Tiger Mountain State Forest were logged by the University of Washington and Weyerhaeuser who each owned alternating square miles;

Page 2: How the University of Washington logged to support education;

Page 3: How the creation of Tiger Mountain State Forest limited logging;

Page 4: Her work on the State Forest Advisory Committee;

Page 5: A picture from building her house, the Issaquah Alps Club, and Harvey Manning's physical appearance;

Page 6: Harvey Manning, and when the trails on Tiger Mountain banned ATVs;

Page 7: The Issaquah Environmental Council, Friends of Issaquah Creek, Washington Environmental Council;

Page 8: When Skyport saved 12 acres and the Pickering Barn;

Page 9: How she helped save the Skyport land, and Issaquah's wells;

Page 10: Flooding, ground water, and SLAPP (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) lawsuits;

Page 11: Issaquah water supply, and designated wetlands;

Pages 12-14: Importing Seattle water, the Cougar Mountain Highlands urban village development and its water usage;

Page 15: A citizen's appeal regarding 8 homes and 2 wells near Kees Creek, and permissions necessary to dig a well;

Page 16: Park Pointe;

Page 17: Protecting her land in perpetuity, and the Cascade Land Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources;

Page 17-18: Issaquah Alps Club, Issaquah Environmental Council, Tiger Mountain State Advisory Committee, King County Issaquah Basin Ground Water Advisory Committee, and the Friends of Issaquah Creek;

Pages 18-19: Old editions of the Beatrice Daily Sun (Nebraska), the Seattle Times, and the Issaquah Press;

Page 20-22: Her letter writing campaign regarding concerns for the Southeast Bypass.
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Subjects Aquatic and Marine Life
Club History
Development
Environmental Issues
Fish and Fisheries
Flood
Interstate 90
Issaquah Alps Trail Club
Issaquah Creek
Issaquah Environmental Council
Issaquah Highlands
Logging
Pickering Barn
Salmon
Skyport
Southeast Bypass
Tiger Mountain
Tiger Mountain State Forest
University of Washington
Water
Weyerhaeuser
People Boyle, Brian
Bricklin, Dave
Kees, Ruth
Longwell, Bill
Manning, Harvey
Catalog Number 2006.048.001t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny