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Beach Cleanup, Saturday, April 19

beachcleanupWashington CoastSavers are people actively engaged in saving Washington's Pacific Coast from the harmful effects of marine debris. With its roots in the first Olympic Coast Cleanup in 2000, this grassroots effort will be returning to Washington’s coastal and strait beaches on April 19


Third Oil-By-Rail Terminal Proposed On WA Coast

U.S. Development Group is seeking permits to build an oil terminal on the Washington coast that could handle about 45,000 barrels of crude oil a day. The project at the Port of Grays Harbor is one of several in the state that together would bring millions of barrels of oil by train from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. Recent train derailments have raised concerns about public safety, the potential for oil spills and the ability of local communities to respond to accidents. A company spokeswoman says U.S. Development has a proven safety track record and is committed to safety on this project. She says one train with about 120 rail cars would arrive at the facility every two days. Last year, about 17 million barrels of oil were shipped across Washington state.

Tree Cities Go The Extra Mile For Healthy Urban Forests

treesgoodArbor Day is celebrated in Washington on the second Wednesday of April. DNR recognizes cities that earn the Tree City USA® title for their efforts in keeping urban forests healthy and vibrant. Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your energy bills, while helping to fight climate change.