Thursday, December 29, 2011

12/29 Redistricting, sport crabbing, bag-ban vote, Thurston CAO, Greg Good, tsunami debris

Great history lesson— and interesting, too. The Cornwall Landfill in 1963  

Joel Connelly at SeattlePI.Com reports on how lines have been drawn for Washington’s 10 congressional districts. Some surprises. Radical changes in U.S. House district boundaries  

Rich Childers of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says that, with an estimated 2.1 million pounds of crabs harvested in the summer season and with additional harvest coming during the fall and winter, this year’s sport crab season could break records. Record year likely for Puget Sound sport crabbing  

Craig Keller, a Republican activist who gathered signatures to repeal a plastic-bag fee two years ago, has launched a petition drive to put Seattle’s plastic bag ban to a vote. Petition seeks vote on Seattle plastic-bag ban

Is the Voluntary Stewardship Program, a voluntary program for environmental and habitat protection for agriculture uses and farmlands, the answer to ending years of legal and political battles over protecting agricultural activities while also protecting critical areas found on those lands? Thurston board faces decision on program for critical areas  

North Olympic Land Trust executive director Greg Good leaves join the national Land Trust Accreditation Commission, and Michele d’Hemecourt, conservation director, will be acting executive director. North Olympic Land Trust’s first executive director leaving


Beachcombers in Tofino have noticed a significant uptick in debris of Japanese origin on their shores, a sign that items swept out to sea by the tsunami in Japan may have found their way to B.C. earlier than expected. Japan tsunami debris believed to be reaching B.C. Shores  

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA- 226 AM PST THU DEC 29 2011
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST THIS MORNING GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM PST FRIDAY
TODAY
SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT...BECOMING S 5 TO 15 KT LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN BECOMING SE AND RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT IN THE
 AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT...BUILDING TO 3 TO 6 FT IN THE AFTERNOON. W SWELL 13 FT AT 12 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
SE WIND 25 TO 35 KT...BECOMING SW AFTER MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 7 FT. W SWELL 11 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN.

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