Washington Tourism http://kplu.org en Audubon map – new Puget Loop unveiled as enviro groups strategize http://kplu.org/post/audubon-map-%E2%80%93-new-puget-loop-unveiled-enviro-groups-strategize <p>Stormy weather is not the best recipe for bird watching.</p><p>But that&rsquo;s not stopping<a href="http://wcvoters.org/issues-legislation/environmental-priorities-coalition"> environmentalists from getting together in Olympia </a>to set their<a href="http://wecprotects.org/legislation/default-page"> legislative priorities</a>.</p><p>And among the festivities celebrating the Washington Conservation Voters&rsquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;day of lobbying is the unveiling of a colorful new, hand-drawn bird-watching map.</p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:04:49 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3912 at http://kplu.org Audubon map – new Puget Loop unveiled as enviro groups strategize Washington closes tourism office in face of budget cuts http://kplu.org/post/washington-closes-tourism-office-face-budget-cuts <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-975736.mp3</p><p>Today Washington state closes its official tourism agency making it the only state in the nation to abandon all funding for self-promotion. The closure comes at a time when tourism is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jun 2011 20:40:27 +0000 Vanessa Romo 1988 at http://kplu.org Washington closes tourism office in face of budget cuts