Washington Sea Grant http://kplu.org en 'Pump, Don't Dump': Campaign Urges Boaters To Avoid Sewage Spills With Free Kit http://kplu.org/post/pump-dont-dump-campaign-urges-boaters-avoid-sewage-spills-free-kit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A rubber adapter may be the answer to preventing illegal dumping in local waterways, according to a new campaign&nbsp;by Washington Sea Grant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The pathogens in untreated wastewater can cause everything from minor skin rashes to serious gastrointestinal illnesses like&nbsp;</span>Giardia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">n</span>orovirus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But it happens, and often by accident.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many boaters know better, but lack proper equipment or information on how to pump out safely.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13033 at http://kplu.org 'Pump, Don't Dump': Campaign Urges Boaters To Avoid Sewage Spills With Free Kit Calling Citizen Photographers: Help Researchers Visualize Future Sea Level Rise http://kplu.org/post/calling-citizen-photographers-help-researchers-visualize-future-sea-level-rise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Researchers want you to grab the camera, head to the beach and capture this weekend's king tide.</span></p><p>The highest tides of the year are taking place, and the state is asking citizens to help document potential impacts of rising sea levels.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:32:52 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 12262 at http://kplu.org Calling Citizen Photographers: Help Researchers Visualize Future Sea Level Rise