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Environmental penalties for fourth quarter 2016

The Washington Department of Ecology issued $380,900 in penalties of $1,000 or more October through December in 2016. A detailed list of the violations and resulting penalties is available online. (Feb 17 news release)

Burn ban expires in Kittitas County

TThe Stage 1 burn ban in Kittitas County expires today at noon as scheduled because air quality and weather conditions have improved. (Feb 17 news release)

Burn ban extended for Okanogan County

The Stage 1 burn ban in Okanogan County is extended to 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, because unhealthy air quality conditions are expected through the weekend, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. (Feb 17 news release)

A day in the life of a WCC AmeriCorps member

I’ve been interested in Washington Conservation Corps positions for a long time. WCC seemed like a great opportunity to be outdoors, learn about environmental careers and grow professionally. (Feb 16 blog)

Montesano and Raymond changing shoreline management practices

Two Southwest Washington cities have proposed comprehensive updates to their Shoreline Master Programs. (Feb 15 blog)

Eyes Under Puget Sound: Critter of the Month – The Heart Urchin

Be still, my heart (urchin)! During the time of year when candies and valentines are everywhere you look, it is only fitting that we present to you the most romantic creature in Puget Sound as February’s critter: the Heart Urchin. (Feb 14 blog)

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