Kitsap Watershed Health Seminar 2014

Using Mussels as an Indicator of Toxins in Puget Sound; Monday, March 31st, 2014; Kitsap County Public Works Annex Building. These seminars are an opportunity to learn about research findings on watershed health issues from some of our regional partners and for Kitsap natural resource/environmental agency staff and interested public to share and learn about local monitoring efforts.

This year we will be featuring two seminars from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife scientists, Jim West and Jennifer Lanksbury, who will be presenting on toxic contamination in Puget Sound’s food web and results from the Mussel Watch Pilot Expansion Program.  This seminar is open to anyone interested in watershed health including local agencies, NGOs, Tribes, educators, stream groups/WSU volunteers, and citizens.

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MGH&FC Shelton Diabetes Support Group Meeting

“Protein: Its Muscle Power Is In Your Meal Plan” ‒ SHELTON, Wash. – A diet rich in protein builds muscle and strength, and is an essential part of a healthy plan for those managing diabetes. The importance of protein in a healthy diet will be the topic of discussion at the next Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics Shelton Diabetes Support Group meeting entitled, “Protein: Its Muscle Power is in Your Meal Plan”. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Pershing Meeting Room at Mason General Hospital.

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Repairs Being Done to Second Littlerock Road Bridge

Bridge will NOT have to be closed. OLYMPIA – Thurston County Public Works crews are applying repairs to another bridge along Littlerock Road south of Tumwater.  Unlike the so called L-4 Bridge, this bridge will NOT have to be closed.
The L-5 Bridge is located between 113th Ave SW and 110th Ave SW, just south of the L-4 Bridge.  It was built the same time as L-4 and is of the same design type.  Engineering staff completed an inspection and found some of the same issues, scour and cracking, that are on the L-4 bridge.  However, the scour (basically, wash out around a support pier) and the cracking are not to the same severity as L-4.
(Earlier, the L-4 Bridge was closed to all traffic due to scouring around support piers and significant cracking on the piers.  After extensive study and deliberation, it was found that the public safety risk at L-4 was too high, due to the potential for collapse of the bridge, to allow it to stay open.)

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Notice of Construction along Hwy 106

Mason County PUD No. 1 has scheduled construction to rebuild the electric line from the intersection of Highway 106 and McReavy Road (at the Two Margaritas restaurant) to the intersection of Highway 106 and Dalby Road. Construction will begin on Monday, March 17th and will occur intermittently through June 13th. Customers in these areas will experience two-to-four hour interruptions in their power during the day in isolated sections of the line as the crew resets the poles and line in each section. The PUD will notify the affected customers in advance before disconnecting power.

Lane closures will occur as part of this project and the District asks the public to please be careful while driving past the crew members working on and alongside the roadways. Customers may call the District office at (360) 877-5249 if they have any questions regarding this construction project.

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March 11, 2014/News Release from PUD1