News

Sound Transit releases list of ST3 projects

Armoring StatsStudies point to gap in permits for shoreline armoring - Kollin Higgins interviewed for article

Studies point to gap in permits for shoreline armoring - Kollin Higgins interviewed for article

Bad and good news on salmon - Larsen leads efforts to invest In Pacific Salmon Recovery - calls for a minimum of $65 million to support the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund

Endangered Puget Sound Orcas to get personal health records

The Puget Sound Action Agenda comment period is open through April 29, 2016

DNR accepting Community Forest Trust nominations until June 17, 2016 - State program partners with local communities to protect working forests at high risk of being developed.

Port set to ponder lease extension during methanol ‘pause’

State to rehabilitate 13 miles of I-5 near Tukwila

Events

River Restoaration Film Fest WRIA 9 invites you to the River Restoration Film Event

Celebrating watershed restoration through film - Including our WRIA 9 film Green the Green
What: Stories of Our Watersheds Film Event
Who: hosted by River Restoration Northwest
When: April 13th, doors open at 7pm
Films will be shown from 7:30 to 9:30pm
Where: Hollywood Theater
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR

Learn about rain garden and cistern rebates at a RainWise contractor fair, April 3

Duwamish Songs and Stories with Native Storyteller Johnny Moses

Northwest Fisheries Science Center Science Symposium
On April 5-6, the Northwest Fisheries Science Center is hosting its 5th Biennial Science Symposium to showcase how science is contributing to sustaining fisheries for the future.The event will take place at NOAA's Sand Point campus in Seattle.

Grants

King County Waterworks grant Program for improving water quality, controlling pollution and enhancing the environment, applications due on May 25.

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER Discretionary Grant program) has up to $500 million available for capital projects related to highways, bridges, public transportation, rail, ports, and intermodal projects.TIGER applications are due no later than April 29, 2016 at 8 PM E.D.T.

Volunteer

VolunteersWalker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek. Saturday, April 2,  9:30am-noon at Normandy Park, Walker Preserve (street view - S 168th St & 2nd Ave S)


Chinook salmon (also known as king salmon) are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In WRIA 9, citizens, scientists, businesses, environmental and community organizations, and local, state and federal governments are cooperating on protection and restoration projects and have developed a science-based plan to conserve salmon today and for future generations. Funding for the salmon conservation plan is provided by 17 local governments in the watershed.

Thank you for helping make our Watershed “Fit for a King!”