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Tribe takes a close look at mushrooms and water quality

January 14th, 2011 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Tribe takes a close look at mushrooms and water quality

Squaxin Island natural resources staff, along with the Mason Conservation District, are exploring whether mushrooms can help fight water pollution in Puget Sound: Mushrooms might help treat one of the most widespread causes of water pollution — fecal bacteria from human and livestock waste in stormwater runoff. And if it works, the system can be […]

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Full story on Shelton Harbor

December 6th, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Full story on Shelton Harbor

For the full story on Shelton Harbor biological restoration, go here.

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Shelton T-sheet

December 5th, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Shelton T-sheet

A drawing of the Shelton Harbor shoreline in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s….

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Shelton Harbor in 1992

December 4th, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Shelton Harbor in 1992

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Shelton Harbor in 1977

December 3rd, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Shelton Harbor in 1977

Industrial activity in Shelton Harbor has changed since 1977. On Monday, the Squaxin Island Tribe will send out a press release on future plans for the harbor.

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Oakland Bay Improving, But Sustained Funding Needed

June 23rd, 2010 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Oakland Bay Improving, But Sustained Funding Needed

On 6/22, the Squaxin Island Tribe and other partners on an advisory committee made a report to the Oakland Bay Clean Water District Board of Directors (aka the Mason County Commissioners) on the status of Oakland Bay.  The review was generally positive, but cautious.  Below summarizes some of my and others comments. Water quality has […]

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Tribe appeals decision on Johns Creek

February 22nd, 2010 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Tribe appeals decision on Johns Creek

From the press release: The Squaxin Island Tribe is appealing to Gov. Chris Gregoire the decision by the state Department of Ecology to reject a petition to protect Johns Creek. ”Ecology’s inaction does further harm to our treaty-based fisheries,” said Andy Whitener, natural resources director for the Tribe. “Salmon recovery should not have to bear […]

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Squaxin Island Tribe files second petition to protect Johns Creek

January 8th, 2010 by eoconnell · Comments Off on Squaxin Island Tribe files second petition to protect Johns Creek

A news release this afternoon: The Squaxin Island Tribe has filed a second petition with the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to stop all new water withdrawals, including permit-exempt wells, in the Johns Creek watershed near Shelton. The action was taken to protect several runs of salmon that spawn and rear in the creek. “There […]

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Attend the annual Oakland Bay Open House on Oct. 20th

October 14th, 2009 by jkonovsky · Comments Off on Attend the annual Oakland Bay Open House on Oct. 20th

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Phil Anderson Chosen As Leader of WDFW

September 15th, 2009 by Joseph Peters · No Comments

From Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Website: Anderson Good Choice to lead WDFW The treaty tribes of western Washington look forward to continuing to work with Phil Anderson as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). Anderson was named the department’s permanent director Saturday by the nine-member commission….(read more at NWIFC website).

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Tags: habitat · Salmon · Shellfish · Water Quality