Landslide Protections Focus Of Forest Practices Board Meeting

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Forest Practices Board, an independent state agency that makes rules regarding timber harvest, will hold a special board meeting on May 12, focused on landslide science and regulatory protections. This day-long meeting will review what’s known about the Oso Landslide, consider the latest scientific information, and discuss the state’s regulatory approach to protecting public safety and public resources.

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Satsop Business Park

The Satsop Business Park is looking for potential operators of the 255,000 square-foot former NewWood Corporation facility and its manufacturing equipment. They've issued a a Request for Proposals (RFP) that asks potential operators to identify one of three scenarios in which they would utilize the facility including

  • As an operator and manufacturer of the NewWood product, using all of the assets and intellectual property
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using some or all of the equipment assets
  • As a manufacturer of a different product using none of the equipment assets.

Constructed and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, along with the patents to manufacture a sustainable building product, the Satsop Business Park offers a great partnership opportunity. Manager of Business Development, Alissa Shay also says the park allows for a capable company to establish a United States manufacturing base by utilizing an existing multi-million dollar facility without the upfront investment required of new construction. The deadline for submitting a proposal is May 30. Preference will be given to proposals that will create long term economic development and employment opportunities within the community. More information and a full copy of the RFP can be found online.  

Day Of Caring Event

Shelton Dental Excellence is hosting its annual Day of Caring event, offering FREE dental care to the first 80 people who register at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2. See attached flyer for details.

Northwest Resources of Mason County Case Management Services's S.O.S. Program is looking for mentors to help clients achieve goals towards stability and self-sufficiency.  More information below:

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14th Annual Forest Festival Field Day

Green Diamond Resource Company and Mason Conservation District are thrilled to announce the 14th anniversary of Forest Festival Field Day which will be held at Panhandle 4-H Camp, Monday, May 12th. Students will visit a variety of activity stations that emphasize the importance of forests in their lives, their communities, and the environment. This year, twelve 5th grade classes from four different schools will be participating in this event.

In addition to participating in fantastic hands-on activities led by local experts, students will also have the opportunity to enter their artwork in the popular Forest Festival Billboard Contest. The winning artwork will once again be displayed on Mason County billboards. This artwork will also be shown at area businesses as well as at Mason Conservation District's booth during Forest Festival on May 31st. You’ll have the chance to see what Forest Festival Field Day is all about, and to vote for the “People’s Choice” award in the billboard contest!

For more information about Forest Festival Field Day, or to get involved, call Jen Thurman-Williams at the Mason Conservation District office at 360.427.9436, ext. 113 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..