Farm Camp Celebration Happening At Salmon Center

(Belfair, WA) On Friday, August 22nd, from 6 to 8pm, the Salmon Center will be hosting a farm celebration. Participants of our Weaving Wisdom summer camp will be showcasing items they’ve worked on over the summer while Belfair band Swing Fever will be playing live music, and the public will have an opportunity to roam the Salmon Center’s organic U-pick garden, which has fresh garlic, beets, broccoli, peas, and squash available. Community members are encouraged to bring a chair and picnic basket to enjoy the summer evening on the estuary.
Weaving Wisdom is an annual summer camp offered by the Salmon Center that provides a unique opportunity for children to engage in hands-on, outdoor activities that teach sustainable gardening and raise eco-friendly awareness.  

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FREE Septic System Maintenance Class: Avoid Flushing Money down the Drain

(Shelton, WA- August 1, 2014)—WSU Extension will be presenting a free septic maintenance workshop in partnership with Mason County Public Health. Every participant will receive a free manual and coupon for discounted septic system pumping or operation and maintenance service. The workshop is Thursday, August 28, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:00pm at the Hoodsport Timberland Library located at 40 N Schoolhouse Hill Rd, Hoodsport, WA 98548.

To help homeowners avoid flushing money down the drain, experts will explain what can be flushed safely, how septic systems work, and what to do to protect this very valuable feature of every rural home. The workshop describes the basic components of septic systems and provides participants a chance to ask questions specific to their own needs. Those attending will receive straightforward information on a variety of topics to help maintain their septic systems. Attendees will learn what they can do on their own and when to call in the experts.

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Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Awards--Call for Nominations

Do you know someone doing some good for the Hood Canal?  If so…let us know!

What:  Hood Canal Environmental Achievement Awards

Who:  The Hood Canal Coordinating Council Board of Directors will recognize individuals and groups who have provided benefits and improvements to the Hood Canal environment and community.  Award winner(s) will embody the spirit of the HCCC mission and vision (see below) by fostering cooperation, collaboration, and building lasting relationships to achieve a healthy Hood Canal.  Board members, HCCC staff, and past winners are not eligible.

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2015 Lodging Tax Grant Application for Events & Small Festivals

Each year Mason County provides grant funding from the Lodging Tax Fund to support the advertising and promotion efforts of event and festivals that promote tourism in Mason County. Any group or organization may apply for funding consideration. 2015 Lodging Tax Grant Application for Events & Small Festivals (PDF)