Fish habitat restoration http://kplu.org en Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs http://kplu.org/post/scientists-monitoring-oso-slide-s-effects-stillaguamish-fish-runs <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143946519&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>As the search for victims of the Oso mudslide continues, scientists are monitoring its effects on endangered fish runs.</p><p>The cloudiness of the Stillaguamish&nbsp;River due to sediment washing down after the slide is a big concern. But it looks like initial fears of devastation are giving way to optimism.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 15851 at http://kplu.org Scientists Monitoring Oso Slide’s Effects On Stillaguamish Fish Runs Small Steps, but Much Work Ahead for Puget Sound Health http://kplu.org/post/small-steps-much-work-ahead-puget-sound-health <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With its rocky beaches and abundant sea life, Puget Sound is at the heart of western Washington’s identity.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet we are falling behind on the work needed to restore its health, following years of pollution from industry and a growing population.</span></p><p>The <a href="http://www.psp.wa.gov/index.php" target="_blank">Puget Sound Partnership</a> has released its <a href="http://www.psp.wa.gov/sos.php" target="_blank">latest progress report</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And though there is some improvement, the challenges are still numerous.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10744 at http://kplu.org Small Steps, but Much Work Ahead for Puget Sound Health Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update http://kplu.org/post/watchdog-group-concerned-about-hydraulic-code-update <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Proposals to streamline permitting for development in and around state waters have some environmental groups worried. The groups are concerned&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the changes could weaken crucial protections for fish and their habitat.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 04:01:11 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10506 at http://kplu.org Watchdog Group Concerned about Hydraulic Code Update New environmental group to serve as Puget Sound watchdog http://kplu.org/post/new-environmental-group-serve-puget-sound-watchdog <p>With its eelgrass beds and rocky beaches, Puget Sound’s shoreline is frequented by hundreds of species of fish and other creatures. State and federal agencies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on its <a href="http://www.psp.wa.gov/sos.php">restoration</a>.</p><p>But Amy Carey, Executive Director of a new group called <a href="http://soundaction.org/#!/puget-sound-on-the-brink">Sound Action</a>, says the marine ecosystems that support sensitive species are still declining.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:01:06 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 8390 at http://kplu.org New environmental group to serve as Puget Sound watchdog Rent a living X-mas tree http://kplu.org/post/rent-living-x-mas-tree <p></p><p>What’s the best way to have a Christmas tree…and not feel like you’re killing it?</p><p>The <a href="http://www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Welcome.html">Adopt-a-Stream Foundation</a> in Everett says if you don’t mind something that looks a bit scrappy, you can have your tree and plant it too.</p><p>The foundation says it rented out 100 trees over this past weekend…and they have about 100 more available. They’ll be open 9-5 through Friday.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7397 at http://kplu.org Rent a living X-mas tree Washington's Condit Dam breached http://kplu.org/post/washingtons-condit-dam-breached <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lWbcT5gfY0</p><p>Crews have blasted a hole in a nearly century-old hydropower dam in Washington&#39;s south Cascades today, marking another step in efforts to restore habitat for threatened and endangered fish in the Pacific Northwest.</p><p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:30:28 +0000 The Associated Press 2999 at http://kplu.org