Tag Archives: Columbia River

Coast Guard rescues two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

A Coast Guard Air Station Astoria MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew rescued two stranded boaters near Willapa Bay, Wash., Saturday. The 67-year-old man and 57-year-old woman were safely transported to an airfield in Raymond, Wash., where they were met by local

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Phil Anderson to resign at end of year

WDFW Director Phil Anderson

After nearly six years at the helm, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Director Phil Anderson has informed the state Fish and Wildlife Commission he will resign from his position, effective Dec. 31. “Deciding when to move on is

U.S. Coast Guard advises strong caution to beachgoers in the Pacific Northwest

Coast Guard Boat in Morro Bay, CA 04 Dec 2007

Due to the recent number of fatalities the Coast Guard strongly cautions beachgoers to be aware of possible dangers to stay safe while enjoying the Oregon and Washington coasts. During the past two months, the Coast Guard has responded to

Cleanup of former Reynolds smelter site hits milestone

Reynolds Metals Aluminum Smelter Longview

A recently completed draft environmental study details the extent of contamination and potential cleanup options for the former Reynolds aluminum smelter site near Longview. Most of the contamination found at the site is associated with waste left behind from decades of aluminum

Coast Guard medevacs sick crewman from commercial ship west of Grays Harbor

Coastguard Medvacs

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria helicopter crew medevaced a sick crewmember from a commercial shipping vessel more than 50 miles west of Grays Harbor, Washington, Monday. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River watchstanders received the request for the medevac of a

Catch trout, salmon, crab across Washington during Free Fishing Weekend

Fish Washington

Some of the most popular fishing opportunities are available for anglers in the coming weeks, including trout in hundreds of rivers, crab in south Puget Sound, chinook in the Columbia River and salmon in ocean waters along the coast. Sound

Fish without a license during Washington’s Free Fishing Weekend June 7-8

Fish Washington

Each year, thousands of Washingtonians go fishing – legally – without a license. How? By taking advantage of ‘Free Fishing Weekend,’ scheduled for June 7-8.   During those two days, no license will be required to fish or gather shellfish

Final razor clam digs of the season to start May 27

Westport clam diggers

Clam diggers will have one last chance to dig razor clams this season during a final opening set to begin May 27. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the digs after marine toxin tests showed the clams

$11 million in grants from Ecology to help prevent flood damage upriver

OLYMPIA – Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage in flood-prone communities.   Grants reach from

Watch Your Step: Harbor Seals Pupping

Seal pups

OLYMPIA, Wash. - The harbor seal pupping season has started, nursing pups remain with their mothers for four to six weeks, and then are weaned to forage and survive on their own. Mothers will often leave their pups on the