Marine Debris Hotline To Be Suspended At Year’s End

Washington’s coast has not had a major marine debris incident in almost a year. Overall, debris sightings decreased in 2013. The state announced it will suspend the special hotline that was set up for reporting marine debris as of 5 p.m. on December 31. The 1-855-WACOAST state hotline will be taken off-line.

“The hotline hasn’t been getting calls, so it makes sense to suspend it,” said Terry Egan, head of the state’s Marine Debris Task Force. “The state’s response plan was set up to conserve resources when it makes sense to do so, and that’s what we are doing here.”
Reporting marine debris
If you discover nonhazardous marine debris on Washington beaches that’s suspected to be from the tragic 2011 Japan tsunami, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If possible, include photographs and any identifying information, such as GPS coordinates.
You can still report hazardous marine debris—such as gas cans, cylinders and oil drums—24 hours a day to 1-800-OILS-911.
Marine debris resources


Vacancy For Lacey City Council Advisory Boards & Commissions

The Lacey City Council is currently recruiting for one vacancy on the Library Board. The Library Board works with staff in developing long-range plans for library services. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Library Board members serve five-year terms with a two-term limit. Applicants must be residents of the City of Lacey or live in the urban growth area (UGA) of the city. If you are interested in serving on the Library Board and would like to receive an application, please contact Jenny Bauersfeld at (360) 413-4387 or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . You may also download the application from the city’s website at Please submit a letter of interest and resume along with your application.

MCFPD#11 Meeting

Mason County Fire Protection District #11 will be holding a special meeting at 10:00a.m. December 17th, 2013 at their fire hall located at 130 E. Island Lake Rd. This meeting is to review and possibly approve and adopt a contract for a full time fire chief starting in 2014. This meeting is open to the public.

Rate and Fee Increase Notice

Per Mason County resolution #146-08, all water and sewer rates fees and charges, etc. at the Mason County owned and operated Rustlewood, Beards Cove, and North Bay Case Inlet water and sewer systems will increase by 1.2%for the 2014 calendar year.

Read full memo HERE.

December 10, 2013