Commission To Consider New Hunting Rules At April Meeting

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider adopting proposed changes to state hunting rules for deer, elk, moose and other game species during a public meeting April 11-12 in Olympia. The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will convene at 8:30 a.m. each day in Room 172 of the Natural Resources Building on the state capitol campus at 1111 Washington St. S.E.  An agenda for the meeting is available on the commission's website.


Public Comment Sought On Western Gray Squirrel Status

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking updated information on western gray squirrels as the agency reviews the species’ threatened status in Washington. WDFW is looking for information on topics such as the condition of western gray squirrel habitat, population levels in different regions, or private conservation efforts that have benefitted the species.

“The scientific data we gather from individuals as well as private and public groups will help the department determine whether to reclassify the western gray squirrel,” said Penny Becker, WDFW listing and recovery section manager.

The agency will accept public input on western gray squirrels through March 28, 2015.


Governor Appoints Members To Blue Ribbon Task Force On Recreation

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee’s new Blue Ribbon Task Force on Parks and Outdoor Recreation will hold its first meeting April 9.

The Governor called together leaders in outdoor recreation to develop an action plan and recommendations to manage, transform and leverage Washington’s outdoor recreation assets and state programs. In his executive order, he asked that the recommendations focus on increasing outdoor recreation activities and promoting recreation-related jobs and business. The task force must complete its work by September 19.


2014 Waste Tire Roundup Announced

(Port Orchard, WA)  Residents of Kitsap and North Mason Counties may bring up to ten (10) waste passenger vehicle or light truck tires, on or off-rim, to the Port of Bremerton Olympic View Business and Industrial Parks April 12-13 and April 26-27 for recycling at no charge.