League of Women Voters Meeting Oct. 21, 2014

The Oct 21 meeting will be at the Olympia College Johnson Library, Shelton. The business meeting is at 11:30 AM and the program at 12:00 (noon). The program will focus on the initiatives that are on the ballot. Kathy Sakahara from the State League will speak on I594 and the other issues. Public is invited to attend.

Nisqually River Reopens To Retention Of Hatchery Chinook Salmon

Action: Retention of hatchery chinook salmon is permitted.  Salmon fishing is open at the mouth of Kalama and Clear creeks.
Effective dates: Oct. 15, 2014, through Jan. 31, 2015.
Species affected:  Chinook salmon.
Location: Downstream of Military Tank Crossing Bridge and at the mouth of Kalama and Clear Creeks.
Reasons for action: Egg-take goals have been met at the Nisqually River fall chinook hatcheries.   In order to meet conservation goals, anglers are required to release wild chinook and wild steelhead.  
Other information: Regulations on the Nisqually River now allow for the retention of hatchery chinook salmon as described by the sportfishing rules pamphlet.  Effective immediately through Oct. 31: Up to 3 adults may be retained of which only 2 may be any combination of coho and chum.  Nov. 1-Jan. 31: Up to 2 adults may be retained.  Release wild chinook salmon.

Learn More About College Options at the Free Seattle National College Fair

The Seattle National College Fair will be held on Friday, October 31 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Saturday, November 1 from 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), this event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online: www.nacacnet.org/seattle
Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register online at www.gotomyncf.com .
As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The National College Fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process.


Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet Oct. 16 in Edmonds

Afternoon science presentations to focus on microplastics, marine fisheries. The Puget Sound Partnership Science Panel will meet Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, Center Conference Room, 410 4th Ave. N., Edmonds.

Following the meeting, there will be two special science panel presentations about microplastics and managing Puget Sound’s marine fisheries at Edmonds Community College, Woodway Hall Room 202, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynwood.

The Science Panel, which includes some of the top scientists in the state, advises the Partnership’s efforts to develop a science-based comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound.