WDFW Seeks Public Comment On Razor Clam Season Options

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments on digging days, catch limits and other management options for the upcoming razor clam season. Suggestions for the 2014-15 season, which is tentatively set to begin the second week of October, can be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by postal mail to: Razor Clams, 48 Devonshire Road, Montesano, WA 98563.

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Washington State Parks Announces ‘Free Day’ Sept. 27

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Saturday, September 27 is a state parks ‘free day.’ Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks.

The ‘free day’ is in recognition of the 21st anniversary of National Public Lands Day—the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands. State Parks ‘free days’ are in keeping with legislation that created the Discover Pass, a $30 annual or $10 one-day permit required on lands managed by Washington State Parks and the Washington departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Fish & Wildlife (WDFW). The Discover Pass legislation provided that State Parks could designate up to 12 ‘free days’ each year when the pass would not be required to visit state parks. The Discover Pass is still required to access lands managed by WDFW and DNR on these days.

‘Free days’ apply only to day use, not overnight stays or rented facilities.

Washington State Parks will have one more ‘free day’ in 2014: Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day.

For more information about National Public Lands Day, visit: http://www.publiclandsday.org/about

WA STATE PARKS & REC. NOTICE - 10 September, 2014

 

Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan Online

Public invited to review proposal; comment on potential environmental effects. OLYMPIA – Washington’s Department of Natural Resources invites the public to review the new draft Aquatic Lands Habitat Conservation Plan. Over the next 50 years, the HCP is designed to guide DNR in better ways to protect at-risk native aquatic species on 2.6 million acres of state-owned lands under marine and fresh waters of the state. DNR manages these lands as a public trust for all Washingtonians.

“This document formalizes the agency’s efforts to conserve and enhance these lands,” said Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark. “It provides a stable framework grounded in science and based on the principles of sustainability.”

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Notice Of Special Shelton School Board Meeting

DATE: Thursday, September 11, 2014
TIME: 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Board Room CHOICE High School 807 W. Pine Street Shelton, WA
PURPOSE: 1) Consider the resignation agreement of a public employee. 2) Announce the appointment of a public employee.