The Seattle PostGlobe reports that a bill to expand successful efforts to remove derelict fishing gear from the Sound is working its way through the Legislature.
Even though some gear has been removed, thousands of pounds still remain, scattered around the Sound floor. The PostGlobe article describes the issue.
- This piece from The Herald talks about redevelopment work continuing at Port of Everett properties, including some sites under the state’s Puget Sound Initiative. Ecology is overseeing cleanup projects at several Port Gardner Bay sites.
- The Anacortes American weekly newspaper details efforts to rebuild a burned portion of the Tommy Thompson Parkway. This particular section of the popular walking and biking trail extends over the southern end of Fidalgo Bay – a high-priority bay under the Puget Sound Initiative. Ecology is managing a number of sites in the Fidalgo Bay area.
- Finally, here’s a tidbit from The Olympian about the “death” of a bill that would have affected building heights in an area bordering Budd Inlet, a key South Sound waterway.