How Are Pierce County Salmon Really Doing in 2017?

Salmon, Water Quality
I come from a salmon fishing family. Dating back to my great grandparents on both sides of my family are people that enjoyed going salmon fishing in the northwest. Now that my kids are 8 and 10 it's time to get them out on Puget Sound salmon fishing this summer. While it may seem unsustainable to some, fishing is a strong part of our culture in Puget Sound. People who fish largely care about the well being of fish and tend to understand the need for improved habitat and better water quality. Simply put without Tribes and fishing interests there would be a lot less interest in the health and wellness of salmon in Puget Sound. But how are salmon doing in Pierce County? I asked 8 local experts from Tribes, local…
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February Sustainability Newsletter…Don’t Drip and Drive

February Sustainability Newsletter…Don’t Drip and Drive

Water Quality
            Ever hear someone talk about how the roads are slippery because it hasn't rained in a while? We all understand that cars and trucks leak oil because we see it on the ground every time it rains. Every year, more than 7 million quarts of motor oil drips out of vehicles onto streets and parking lots and makes its way to lakes, rivers, streams and Puget Sound. Most of this toxic pollution comes from small drips from cars and trucks.    [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_oU5mn4yfE[/embedyt]   To get your free vehicle inspection visit www.fixcarleaks.org and find Pierce County shops in Bonney Lake, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Sumner, Spanaway, Tacoma and University Place that are offering free visual inspections for vehicle leaks in 2017. Clover Park Technical College is offering free leak workshops here.…
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