Our friends at the Western Washington Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office (USFWS) featured this great story on Kokanee Quest and the little red fish in the USFWS’ national quarterly newsletter. We liked the article so much we asked if we could republish to our blog. Story: What do you call a program that combines conservation education, smartphones, salmon viewing, and the Amazing Race … More A quest for the little red fish
Earth Day is a big day for kokanee. Around this time of year the Kokanee Salmon Workgroup release the native juvenile kokanee into Lake Sammamish. What makes these fish so special? These native kokanee salmon are just one of four native populations in western Washington, spending their entire existence in and around Lake Sammamish. Long … More Earth Day kokanee release, a big day for the little red fish
Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! In addition to kids from … More 1 down, 999,999 to go!
Earth Day is around the corner and King County’s Easy Being Green provides ideas for starting a green lifestyle habit and makes the point that small, cumulative environmental actions can lead to positive changes. Earth day is April 22nd! from King County DNRP on Vimeo. Take a look at some of King County’s programs that … More Earth Week, our favorite week
Here are 10 ways to become a local food champion: … More Good Food Champion: Eat healthy, support local
It’s official; we’ve had the wettest winter on record. And for our region, it’s got to be really wet to break the record. According to Seattle Weather blog, we’ve had over 42 inches of rain in Seattle since October. Where does all of that water go? … More Wettest winter on record. Where does that water go?
Since adopting salmon recovery plans 10 years ago, 3,280 acres have been protected, over 200 restoration projects have been completed, and 252 acres of floodplain have been reconnected across the three watersheds. … More 10 years of restoration and saving salmon
Up to 95 percent of the clothes, shoes and linens thrown into the garbage could have been reused or recycled. Instead, they end up in landfills. What you can do? Recycle. Spring cleaning your closet? The sock that’s lost its match or the ratty old t-shirt can be recycled. Threadcycle is a program that … More Spring cleaning: Recycle trashed clothes
We got a huge response from the aerial footage of the Wilburton Trestle posted in Jan. and we decided to share an extended clip. Can you imagine the century-old wooden railroad bridge that once carried lumber and freight will one day carry a regional trail with walkers, runners and cyclists? … More Video: Wilburton Trestle on the Eastside Rail Corridor
Looking for help in learning how to fix a broken household item? King County’s Ecoconsumer program is offering free events to help people fix small household items. … More Fix it, don’t pitch it: King County’s repair groups kick off