Wednesday, November 2, 2011

11/2 Salish Sea News and Weather: Snow, herons, Tom Peters, Salish conference, healthy Duwamish, Straits fish farm, Vigor, Forterra

PHOTO: Laurie MacBride
Colder, wetter weather on the way = snow at higher elevations. Hola, La Nina. Snow forecast in Washington mountain passes

Laurie MacBride has a new posting with photos worth checking out, “Elegant vulnerability: the Great Blue heron

Remember Tom Peters? New blog-- “Still Looking For The Silver Bullet: 30 Years After 'In Search of Excellence'
 

Iris blogs her recap of the second day of the Ecosystem Conference, Salish Sea: The Breakdown, Day 2

Big check, big job: The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition received a $100,000 grant from EPA to move forward with its Duwamish Valley Healthy Communities program. $100,000 for healthier Duwamish River-area communities: Your help needed  Also see the EPA news release, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group awarded $100K to help improve the health of the Duwamish Valley

“We were just there to listen. We gave a presentation on what we kind of envision. This is all very preliminary.” That’s what John Bielka, general manager of Oregon-based Pacific Aquaculture, a division of Pacific Seafood, said after a private pre-application meeting for a joint aquatic resources permit to put a new fish farm in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. According to the Peninsula Daily News, the meeting was attended by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife officials, the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Clallam County Planning. Fish pen proposal pitched in pre-application meeting in Port Angeles 

Vigor, the Seattle shipyard formerly known as Todd, will build the new 144-car ferry for $147 million. Seattle shipyard to build state’s newest ferry

Forterra, the conservation group formerly known as Cascade Land Conservancy, announced its new name. Not to be confused with Fortero, the osteoporosis drug.  Cascade Land Conservancy changes name to Forterra
 

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 234 AM PDT WED NOV 2 2011
  SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT THIS MORNING
 GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM PDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING
  TODAY
 E WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING SE 25 TO 35 KT DURING THE MORNING. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT BUILDING TO 4 TO 7 FT MIDDAY. W SWELL 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS...BUILDING TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS IN THE AFTERNOON. RAIN DEVELOPING IN THE AFTERNOON.
 TONIGHT
 W WIND 15 TO 25 KT BECOMING SW 10 TO 15 KT LATE. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT SUBSIDING TO 1 OR 2 FT LATE. W SWELL 11 FT AT 10 SECONDS. RAIN TURNING TO SHOWERS.

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