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No Parking signs will soon be seen on the Wynoochie Valley Road near Carter Creek, where it's become a hazard that some boaters and fisherman are parking along narrow parts of the shoulder and at times across the traveled roadway.
County Commissioner Terry Willis explained the need for these restrictions in that area, while talking with Doug McDowell after Monday's County Commissioner's meeting.
The impromptu boat ramp has formed near milepost 14, and in this case "no parking" means don't park in the road.
“The budget situation has impacted the entire state and DNR, like any family or business, has been forced to make some very difficult decisions,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. “We must move forward quickly to reduce expenditures and maintain fund balances in our operating accounts that are not tied to the state’s general fund.”
OLYMPIA – Yesterday, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) filed its answer to a lawsuit filed by Taylor Shellfish in Thurston County Superior Court.
Taylor Shellfish Co. is suing DNR for not carrying forward a combined settlement and issuing a lease agreement that would have allowed the company to harvest geoducks on state land on which they were illegally trespassing. The terms of the controversial lease were negotiated by outgoing Commissioner Doug Sutherland and signed a day before he left office.
Investigators learned through interviews with the crew that the ship, the Hyundai Republic, likely lost most of the contents of a hydraulic reservoir, potentially spilling up to 158 gallons of hydraulic oil, into the Blair Waterway in Commencement Bay near Tacoma, Wash.
Ecology is conducting two public workshops in Lacey on Thursday, March 26, to gather comments from the public. The first workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and the second from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Ecology headquarters, 300 Desmond Dr., downstairs auditorium.
The workshops are designed to build on recommendations of the state Shellfish Aquaculture Regulatory Committee regarding how geoduck aquaculture operations might be managed through state shoreline management guidelines.
OLYMPIA – Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark announced today that Albert Kassel, manager of the Emergency Coordination Center of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been named to top honors by the Northwest Wildfire Coordination Center.
“To achieve such recognition after only two years in the position is a testament to Albert’s leadership, dedication, and stellar performance at DNR, in the region, and nationally,” said Goldmark, congratulating Kassel on behalf of the department.