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The Pierce County Council voted to adopt the recommendations of the Citizens Advisory Board to the Conservation Futures Program to begin negotiating the purchase of conservation properties. more
Record high temperatures and minus tides spelled disaster for shellfish and other intertidal sea life in Puget Sound in June. more
The cause of the Rocky Bay clam die-off in July 2019 has been identified. Beaches across Puget Sound were affected by similar events in both 2018 and 2019. Yessotoxins, produced by the algae species … more
Washington State Legislators appropriated $900,000 in the 2022-23 state capital budget for the Department of Natural Resources to advance plans for removal of barriers to fish passage at Whiteman Cove. more
Pierce County, in partnership with Washington State Parks, The Recreational Boaters Association of Washington and Minterbrook Oyster Farm, will provide a free mobile pump-out service vessel for boaters in the South Sound this summer. more
For environmentalists, the decision represented a victory. For shellfish farmers, it spelled potential disaster. more
After eight years of research, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources informed stakeholders and neighbors in February of its final plan to return Whiteman Cove to a functioning estuary. more
As I haul on my boots, it’s hard to know what to expect. From the muddy pullout where we’ve parked, an overgrown road leads into low, tangled woods. It’s December. Even the … more
The Great Peninsula Conservancy has acquired 150 acres of land in the Rocky Creek area for long-term protection and conservation, one of the largest acquisitions in its history. more
Residents of Burley Lagoon reported a stench in mid to late August that reminded some of the clam die-off on Rocky Bay last summer. more
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
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