Friday, October 14, 2011

10/14 Salish Sea News and Weather: BC marine conservation, Fisher Slough, septic ban, Foss spill, No-GMO, onboard recycling

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Welcome, Ron! Governor Gregoire appoints Ron Sims to Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council

Rabbits’ Guy comments on “What Is A ‘Constituency’ For Puget Sound”

Hooray for Georgia Strait Alliance and our Canadian neighbors for moving forward in making the Southern Strait of Georgia a national marine conservation area protecting 1,400 square kilometres of the Salish Sea! Now, how about the State of Washington, its treaty tribes and the U.S. Government stepping up on our side of the border? Strait of Georgia to get government protection

Bellamy Pailthorp at KPLU gets into Fisher Slough Love, describing the $7 million restoration project south of Mount Vernon. More than fish depending on Skagit Valley estuary restoration

Thurston County Board of Health has stopped allowing repair, expansion or installation of on-site septic systems in two Lacey subdivisions until the areas are hooked up to a sewer system in 2014 to correct pollution of groundwater, Woodland Creek and Henderson Inlet. Septic ban in 2 neighborhoods

That diesel sheen found yesterday in Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway was probably from a private home and came down through the storm drain to the waterway, according to Ecology.  Ecology, City of Tacoma responding to diesel spill in Thea Foss Waterway

October is National Non-GMO Month. What do you know about GMOs?  Locally, the GMO Awareness Group of Sequim hosts a rally Sunday to raise awareness about genetically modified organisms in the food supply and to protest the idea that GMOs are a safe technology that will feed the world..   Protest set against genetically modified organisms in food

Marty McComber at Three Sheets Northwest blogs thoughtfully on the challenges, attitudes and solutions to onboard recycling. Round and round

Coming up on Oct 19: UW’s Puget Sound Initiative Director Joel Baker talks in Olympia about the presence of plastics in Puget Sound, and the Puget Sound Partnership hosts a meeting aboard the interisland ferry in the San Juans to hear from you about what needs to be done to restore the Sound to health by 2020.

Now, your weekend tug weather:
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 300 AM PDT FRI OCT 14 2011
  TODAY
 E WIND 10 TO 20 KT...BECOMING 10 TO 15 KT EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON...THEN BECOMING W LATE. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 7 FT AT 9 SECONDS.
 TONIGHT
 NW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.
 SAT
 NW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 10 SECONDS.
 SAT NIGHT
 NW WIND 10 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 OR 2 FT. W SWELL 4 FT.
 SUN
 W WIND 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FT. W SWELL 4 FT.

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