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Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition Update

November 15th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition Update

UPDATE:  Lacey City Council unanimously passed a resolution to sign the MOU last night.  That means all have agreed and the signing ceremony on Nov. 29th is on. The Olympia City Council voted unanimously to approve signing the MOU forming the Budd/Deschutes Environmental Stewardship Coalition tonight.  The City of Yelm and the Squaxin Island Tribal […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · water mitigation · Water Quality

King 5 on the Deschutes Watershed Environmental Stewardship Coalition

November 15th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on King 5 on the Deschutes Watershed Environmental Stewardship Coalition

King 5: Farm deal clears Olympia water jam

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · water mitigation

New Deschutes Watershed Coalition Formed

November 14th, 2011 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on New Deschutes Watershed Coalition Formed

  On-the-ground habitat restoration projects will be the focus of a new coalition to jumpstart salmon productivity in the Deschutes River watershed.  The Squaxin Island Tribe and the cities of Olympia, Lacey and Yelm are establishing the Deschutes Watershed Environmental Stewardship Coalition. “The Deschutes coalition will be an ongoing alliance to fund and conduct on-the-ground […]

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · water mitigation

Mitigation – reduce the severity of an action by lessening the impact.

June 29th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Mitigation – reduce the severity of an action by lessening the impact.

This is the third in a series of posts about replying to the assumption by Lacey’s city manager Greg Cuoio that mitigation is a good way to provide more water for the city of Lacey. You can read all the posts here. The concept of mitigation has commonly been used to address environmental impacts, growing […]

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Water, Fish Need

June 17th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Water, Fish Need

This is the first in a series of posts replying to the assumption by Lacey’s city manager Greg Cuoio that mitigation is a good way to provide more water for the city of Lacey. Water in the State of Washington has a very few actual owners. When we talk about water rights, we are talking […]

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Deschutes Water – Cuoio Gets it Wrong, Again

June 16th, 2010 by jdickison · Comments Off on Deschutes Water – Cuoio Gets it Wrong, Again

Why can’t Lacey City Manager Greg Cuoio think before he opens his mouth and insults the Squaxin Island Tribe? Or maybe he does think and his insults are intentional. In any case, Cuoio’s recent comments to the Olympian are an inaccurate rendition of the current status of very delicate discussions regarding the continued plundering of […]

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Choice High School Students pick up garbage in upper Oakland Bay

October 15th, 2009 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Choice High School Students pick up garbage in upper Oakland Bay

October 15th was one of two days this year that the shellfish industry picked up garbage on beaches in South Sound. Four Choice High School students and their leader, John Johnson pitched in to clean up debris on the Twin River Ranch tidal marshland at the head of Oakland Bay. In the phot0, Michael Hooton […]

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Tags: water mitigation