Retention Of Chum In Willapa Bay Rivers

Action: Retention of chum is allowed as part of the daily limit when open for salmon fishing.

Effective date:  Immediately

Species affected:  Chum salmon.


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Oregon BLM Hosts National Public Lands Day

On Saturday, September 27, the BLM is hosting numerous National Public Lands Day events throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 21st annual National Public Lands Day is a great opportunity to come out and experience what our nation’s public lands have to offer! All ages and abilities can get involved helping to restore, beautify, and improve the wild lands and recreation areas that we all benefit from and enjoy. Volunteers range from Girl Scouts and senior citizens to corporate executives and Members of Congress they all have one thing in common: enjoyment and appreciation for our public lands.

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Revenue Offers Free Webinar About Taxes For NPOs

Nonprofit organizations in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they may owe. Unlike other states, Washington nonprofit organizations do not have a blanket tax exemption at the state level. To help nonprofits understand how taxes apply to their activities, the Washington State Department of Revenue (Revenue) will host a free live webinar for nonprofit organizations.

Date: Oct. 8, 2014 Time: 10 – 11 a.m.

Registration: Send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following:

· Your name

· Company name

· Phone number

· E-mail address

The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements that may apply to your activities. The webinar facilitator will answer specific questions at the end of the webinar, time permitting. The Revenue website at offers a complete schedule of in-person business workshops held around the state and short video versions of the workshops.

September 25, 2014

Volunteers Still Needed To Count Bicyclists And Pedestrians

Spokane, Tacoma among cities with greatest need for help. OLYMPIA – Calling all volunteers: It’s not too late to help with Washington’s seventh annual bicycle and pedestrian count taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 in cities across the state. In 2013, about 275 volunteers counted more than 66,000 people who walked or biked to their destination. This year, about 400 volunteers are needed in more than 40 cities planning to participate in the annual survey.The Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club began recruiting volunteers in mid-August to tally the number of people bicycling and walking along paths, bike lanes, sidewalks and trails.

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