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Brownfields Tribal Response Program

September 17th, 2019 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Brownfields Tribal Response Program

Brownfields Tribal Response Program The Squaxin Brownfields Tribal Response Program (TRP) started in 2018 as an environmental program within the Squaxin Tribe Natural Resources Office. Squaxin Island Tribe receives a yearly grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to maintain the program. What is a brownfields site? Brownfields sites are abandoned, idled, or underused industrial […]

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Squaxin Island Tribe Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

October 5th, 2018 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Squaxin Island Tribe Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

SQUAXIN ISLAND TRIBE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS SOUTHERN PUGET SOUND WATERSHED PLANNING COORDINATOR The Squaxin Island Tribe is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time (20 – 24 hours a week) Watershed Planning Coordinator to support the Tribe’s participation on several Watershed Restoration and Enhancement Committees in the South Sound area. For more information contact Jeff Dickison […]

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2016 South Sound Science Symposium

June 28th, 2016 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on 2016 South Sound Science Symposium

The sixth South Sound Science Symposium will be held September 20th, 2016 at the Little Creek Resort Event Center. A save the date announcement and a call for poster abstracts can be found here.  

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Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

November 20th, 2015 by Scott Steltzner · Comments Off on Collier Boat Ramp and Jetty Restoration

The Squaxin Island Tribe, working with our partner the South Puget Sound Salmon Enhancement Group http://spsseg.org/, recently completed a project to remove a boat ramp and large concrete structure that had  been used as a boat basin. Both of these structures blocked the natural movement of sediment down the beach. Why is this important? This […]

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Beach Seining it up!!

September 10th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Beach Seining it up!!

Pictured: Will Henderson (Fisheries Biologist), Daniel Kuntz (Fish Biologist), and Candace Penn (CC Ecologist Trainee) Photo credit: Sarah Zaniewski  

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A Walk Down Squaxin Islands Climate Change Road

August 20th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on A Walk Down Squaxin Islands Climate Change Road

Some of you might be wondering what we as a tribe are doing about climate change? How is Climate Change effecting our first foods like shellfish, salmon, and harvestable plants? As the Climate Change Ecologist Trainee for the Tribe these are things I think about quite often. I have collected various graphs, charts,and images that I hope […]

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Youth Fresh Water Mussel Surveys

July 16th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Youth Fresh Water Mussel Surveys

  SIT staff attended this Fresh Water Mussel survey training to prepare for future programs with tribal youth. The pictures above are from a training at Crystal Springs Creek in Portland, OR. Below are pictures from a our tribal youth pilot program at Mill Creek in Shelton, WA. The below pictures are from a pilot youth mussel survey […]

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Go Inslee!!!

June 17th, 2015 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on Go Inslee!!!

    Governor Inslee signs Forage Fish Bill (SB5166)! This bill directs WDFW to conduct extensive forage fish spawning surveys throughout Puget Sound over the next two years and will provide significant benefit for improving habitat protections. Proposed by Sen. Christine Rolfes, D-Bainbridge Island, the bill requires the state Department of Fish & Wildlife and […]

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What the Heck is a Fresh Water Mussel?

November 21st, 2014 by Candace Penn · Comments Off on What the Heck is a Fresh Water Mussel?

  Photo Courtesy of Marbet, Erica The average individual could walk through a creek without even noticing these small gems. In fact most people are completely unaware of their existence. Freshwater bivalves are a kind of freshwater molluscs. They are bivalves which live in freshwater, as opposed to saltwater. The majority of species of bivalve […]

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Telling South Sound Stories

October 23rd, 2014 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Telling South Sound Stories

The final presentation of the day is from Katie Campbell and Ashely Ahearn with Earthfix.  They work to get media coverage for all the wonderful work scientists are doing all over the Puget Sound area.   Stressing to remember that when giving an interview that it’s not live, no one is trying to make you sound stupid and […]

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