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Governor Inslee signs bipartisan bill to further address the problems of derelict and abandoned vessels

Cactus

OLYMPIA – Surrounded by legislators and a diverse group of supportive stakeholders, Gov. Jay Inslee today signed legislation that builds on the state’s commitment to prevent derelict vessels from becoming a burden to the citizens of Washington State.   The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requested the legislation (2SHB 2457) that will further…

U.S. President declares disaster for Washington State, releasing second wave of disaster aid

FEMA

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by flooding and mudslides beginning on March 22, 2014, and continuing. This assistance is in addition to the…

WDFW will not release ‘early winter’ hatchery steelhead this spring unless legal issues are resolved

WDFW

OLYMPIA –The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will not release early winter hatchery steelhead into rivers around Puget Sound as planned this spring unless it can resolve issues raised in January by the Wild Fish Conservancy and restated in a lawsuit the group filed this week. Phil Anderson said WDFW leaders made the…