funding http://kplu.org en Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants http://kplu.org/post/pierce-county-biggest-winner-land-recovery-grants <p>Getting diverse governments to cooperate is more art than science.</p><p>And there&rsquo;s a project in Pierce County that is being honored with something called a &ldquo;surf board award.&rdquo;</p><p>It&rsquo;s for meeting the difficult challenge of protecting <a href="http://www.nwr.noaa.gov/ESA-Salmon-Listings/Salmon-Populations/Chinook/Index.cfm">endangered Chinook salmon</a>, which were listed on the endangered species act more than a decade ago. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:25:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 3479 at http://kplu.org Pierce County is the biggest winner in land of recovery grants Swing by Starbucks to help local classroom projects http://kplu.org/post/swing-starbucks-help-local-classroom-projects <p>What do coffee drinkers and teachers have in common?</p><p>A shared passion to educate local school kids. At least, that&rsquo;s what the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Starbucks are counting on. The two mega-institutions have teamed up to help King County public school teachers get money for unfunded classroom projects.</p><p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:19:29 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2815 at http://kplu.org Swing by Starbucks to help local classroom projects