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Although Gov. Jay Inslee has lifted fishing restrictions in the state due to COVID-19 concerns, crabbing in South Puget Sound will likely remain closed to all crab harvesting for the third year in a row. more
Walk the peninsula’s beaches this time of year and you won’t find much of a high tide line. Gone are the mounds of seaweed, the … more
A drop in demand due to closure of the Chinese market adds to the downturn for Washington shellfish growers due to trade war tariffs. more
Martha and Steven Konicek never planned to own a tree farm. But in 2017 their neighbor clear-cut 40 acres and considered selling a nearby 40-acre parcel, land more
While the Key Peninsula’s hillsides collapse under rain that reveals how we’re all just sitting on a … more
Key Center is feeling some growing pains. As new businesses open and current businesses expand, owners are bumping up against the limits… more
Proposed expansion will provide protection for prime aquatic habitat surrounding McNeil Island and south Key … more
Walk the peninsula’s beaches this time of year and you won’t find much of a high tide line. Gone are the mounds of seaweed, the … more
The University of Washington Sea Grant Program is asking the public to report on local king tides in mid-January by submitting photographs of local waterfront locations. The collected … more
Sound View Camp, owned and operated by the Presbytery of Olympia, plans to log a number of trees on 60 of its 92 acres. more
Randy Babich has been fishing Puget Sound and southeast Alaska for 54 years. A lot has … more
It is late fall. Plants have slumped and yellow-brown maple leaves rot where they land … more
Why do programs differ from place to place? Where does our recycled material go? Does recycling make environmental sense? In April Pierce County households received Earth … more
Puget Sound became a no-discharge zone in 2018 to prevent the spread of fecal contamination from recreational vessels, increasing the demand … more
Multiple meeting cancellations and lack of training cause members to wonder about a meaningful role in the future growth and development of their … more
State Climatologist Nick Bond remains optimistic that cooperation, resources and growing knowledge can save our … more
The new proposal was welcomed by neighbors opposed to a taller 60-foot tower permitted by the county hearing examiner last year, despite community … more
Technology, tax incentives and a desire to combat climate change are making solar power more popular in the Northwest despite relatively inexpensive hydro … more
The split hull of the Skittigate, one of four boats that sank at the marina dock last winter, requires removal by July 25 according to the Dept. of Ecology. Photo: Lisa Bryan, … more
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