Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12/20 Bag ban, Kalakala, PA NRDA, Cohen Commission, oil pipe, blackmouth, Madison Park fence, king tides, seven fishes

Still of Morning (Laurie MacBride)
New blog by Laurie MacBride. Blew my mind.  “Reflections on the Origin of Totem Poles

If you like to watch: Eric Becker’s “SOUND & VISION: Lobby Day

Finally stopped chewing and swallowed. Seattle Officials Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags

Owner Steve Rodrigues says he doesn’t own the late, great ferry any more. Kalakala sold for $1 to person who will return ferry 'to her full glory'

State Ecology manager declares that the request by Port Angeles to participate formally in the Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council “doesn’t make sense.” Ecology rejects Port Angeles’ bid for seat on council assessing natural resource damages at former Rayonier site  

B.C.’s Cohen Commission yesterday completed 18 months of hearings and the filing of 2,145 exhibits. Mark Hume of Globe and Mail reports on what might be expected next. Hardest work still to come as Cohen hearings conclude

The oil pipeline business is booming and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (KMP) said subscriptions on the portion of the system delivering to refineries in British Columbia and Washington were 69 percent over capacity. Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Oversubscribed by 63%

Where there are herring, there will be blackmouth (immature Chinook salmon). Dave Chorett goes deep into herring. Herring spawns a prelude to blackmouth success  

Vanessa Ho at SeattlePI.Com reports on the decision to remove the old fence along the Lake Washington shoreline at Seattle’s North Beach park in Madison Park. Residents in the affluent neighborhood don’t like that. Madison Park fence to come down; will masses invade?  

Above-normal tides, “king tides,” will hit Puget Sound shores from Dec. 27-29 and again from Jan. 13-17. Take your pix and share on the Washington King Tide Photo Initiative's Flickr page   State encourages public to photograph 'king tides'  

Kitsap County road crews will be working under a new type of blanket construction permit which expedites work repairing culverts and bridges, maintaining natural water courses, removing beaver dams and repairing washed-out roads near waterways.  
New program to streamline environmental permits


If you like to eat: Cassandra Profita at Ecotrope/OPB learned about the Italian feast of seven fishes to celebrate Christmas Eve and came up with her list of local, sustainable fishes to feast on: Oregon Dungeness crab; Oregon pink shrimp; oysters, mussels and clams; Pacific sardines; albacore tuna; and farmed rainbow trout. A Northwest Feast of Seven (Sustainable) Fishes

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 859 AM PST TUE DEC 20 2011
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT
 SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM PST WEDNESDAY
TODAY
W WIND 5 TO 15 KT...RISING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 14 SECONDS. A
 CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
NW WIND 15 TO 25 KT...EASING TO 10 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 13 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
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