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Today is the first two of four shoreline master program visioning summits held in the San Juan islands this week. Consultant Chris Hoffman describes the importance of this step in the planning process. Determining future of county’s shorelines
Some major restoration work to repair erosion and improve salmon habitat was scheduled to begin yesterday at Ala Spit Park, on the northeast shore of Whidbey Island opposite Hope Island. Ala Spit Park closure is scheduled September 19th – October 31st The Herald reporter and fly fishing columnist Mike Benbow comments on the work. Saving Ala Spit
Lynda Mapes in The Seattle Times captures the excitement when volunteers released four of 10 large native Elwha Chinooks into Lake Mills above the soon-to-be-removed Glines Canyon Dam. Big kings return to reign in Elwha
Meanwhile, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) will protest today on the Elliott Bay waterfront the hooking— and eating— of fish. After that they can go jump in the lake. PETA out to take fish off the hook — and menu
Gale Fiege in The Herald unravels the complications facing cleaning up our toxic past around the abandoned gold and silver mines in the Cascades in east Snohomish County. The mines at the turn of the century placed tailings that contain arsenic, mercury and lead at the headwaters of the South Fork Sauk River. How to fix toxic legacy? Some object to plan to build road to clean up Monte Cristo mine
Justice? The shipping companies responsible for the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill, which polluted San Francisco Bay and killed thousands of birds and fish, have agreed to pay to restore habitat and reimburse the agencies that responded to the disaster. $44 million settles Cosco Busan oil spill in bay
And on it goes. Shell Oil Company now has an air quality permit for its drilling vessel to explore for oil in the Chukchi Sea and for its fleet of support vessels. Shell gets EPA permit for drilling in Arctic
Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 245 AM PDT TUE SEP 20 2011
SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 4 FT AT 9 SECONDS...SUBSIDING TO 2 FT AT 9 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
SE WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 2 FT AT 10 SECONDS. CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
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