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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Earth Day Event on Oakland Bay

Live music, animals, tours, workshops, and more activities for the entire family to enjoy. This is a free event opportunity for the community to learn more about their local environment – especially on Oakland Bay. This year the event is taking place on Sunday, May 18th from 11AM to 4PM at the Flying Dog Farm in Shelton, Washington. Vendor applications available. The application asks for a family-friendly activity at your booth. Please submit your application no later than April 18th, 2014. Earlier applicants may have their organization’s name featured in advertising. Please send your applications to Erica Bates at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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BPA Seeks Research Partners To Advance Northwest Energy

Portland, Ore. - The Bonneville Power Administration is looking for partners to develop, advance and demon strate technologies that can improve the operation of the Northwest electric power system through breakthroughs, increased efficiencies and avoided costs. BPA's Technology Innovation Office is accepting proposals for its 2015 research and development portfolio until March 27, 2014.

"We're looking for new concepts and technologies that can address operational gaps and challenges," said Terry Oliver, BPA's chief technology officer.

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