Upper Hoh And South Fork Hoh Rivers Will Close To Fishing

Action: Closes the Hoh River from Morgan’s Crossing boat launch upstream to the Olympic National Park boundary and the South Fork Hoh River outside Olympic National Park to all fishing.
Species affected: All species. 
Hoh River, from Morgan’s Crossing boat launch upstream about 7 river miles to the Olympic National Park boundary, and the South Fork Hoh River outside the Park.
Reason for action: Returns of spring/summer chinook to the Hoh River have been low for several years, and escapements have consistently been below the floor escapement goal. This closure is needed to protect these chinook as they stage and spawn in the upper Hoh River. This stock is generally finished spawning by mid-October. The Olympic National Park has closed the Hoh River to fishing within the Park through Oct. 15. However, the coastal strip portion of the Park remains open with the remainder of the Hoh River below Morgan’s Crossing boat launch.

September 26, 2014

I-90 Rock Blasting Sschedule

Rock blasting gets even earlier with a 6 p.m. closure starting next week. Drivers should plan for added travel time due to construction-related slowdowns The Washington State Department of Transportation and contractor crews will close I-90 at 6 p.m. for about an hour each night Monday, Sept. 29 through Thursday, Oct. 2. During rock blasting closures, eastbound drivers will be stopped at Gold Creek (milepost 56) and westbound drivers will be stopped at Price Creek (milepost 61).

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Kitsap County Offering Home Retrofit Class

The Home Builders Association is offering the "Bolt It-Brace It-Do It" Home Retrofit Class during their Home Remodel Show at the Kitsap Sun Pavilion.   In an hour and a half you can learn how to make your house better equipped to sustain a catastrophic earthquake.

Sign up on our website http://www.kitsapdem.org/default.aspx?ID=139&ClassID=256  and you will receive free entry to the Remodel show.  Please share this as the time frame for this opportunity is very short.

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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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