Pioneer School Board Monthly Meetings

The Pioneer School Board of Directors will be holding their regularly scheduled monthly meeting in various Pioneer community sites in coming months. In an effort to be available and accessible to Pioneer community members, the Board will travel to various community locations for their board meetings. Academic growth, student achievement and district developments are topics that will be discussed at upcoming meetings. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

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Community Services Group March Meeting

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 1:00pm-2:25pm at the Public Works Building: 100 W Public Works Dr., Shelton WA 98584

1:05pm start time-2:25pm:   2-1-1 Information & Referral Service; how it works, how to make it work for you and those you serve.

News you can use: regular overview/get-you-started trainings are now available on Tuesday's at 1pm(EST) & Thursday's at 3pm(EST) for www.VolunteerMason.org. These are provided by our host at galaxy Digital. To register as your schedule allows: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/join/583661486
call in # 1-312-878-3030 access code 583-661-486

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ONF Calling for 2014 Title II Project Proposals

Olympia, WA - Olympic National Forest is soliciting proposals for Title II projects to be initiated in fiscal year 2014.  Funding will be provided through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act which was reauthorized for another year.  This act provides payments to counties as compensation for the loss of tax income associated with federal land within their boundaries.  

Title II projects are designed to enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve water quality and land health, or improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure.  By law, projects must be located on National Forest System land or provide benefit to resources on National Forest lands.  Past projects have included watershed restoration, stream stabilization, invasive plant treatments, and road maintenance.

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$202 Million Queued Up For Projects That Protect Washington Waters

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Ecology proposes to spend $202 million in dedicated grants and loans to help pay for 70 local projects across the state to protect the health of Washington waters.

State financial managers calculate that 11 jobs in Washington are created for every $1 million spent for construction and design funding. That would make this proposed round of funding support more than 2,200 jobs. Over half of these are likely to be local construction jobs.

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