Bodies of Water
LYNNWOOD — An angler who fell into Martha Lake while trying to land a fish on Wednesday morning needed help getting out of the chilly water.
Date: 05/20/2015 | Local News
LAKE KETCHUM — Snohomish County is two treatments in to a long-term water quality project here, and officials estimate that phosphorus levels — the key to controlling toxic algae blooms — are about a tenth of what they once were.
Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News
Noble Discoverer moors in Everett before journey to Arctic
Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News
LOPEZ PASS, Wash. — Emerging from a recent dive 40 feet below the surface of Puget Sound, biologist Ben Miner wasn’t surprised by what he found: The troubling disease that wiped out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast had spread to this site along the rocky cliffs of Lopez Island.
Date: 05/04/2015 | Local News
PORT ANGELES — The Coast Guard says a Navy-contracted cargo ship is under emergency tow after losing power overnight in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Date: 04/12/2015 | Northwest
Snow depth measured at zero, but rainfall makes up for it
Date: 03/28/2015 | Local News
Editorial: Why parking fees are necessary at Mukilteo park
Date: 03/24/2015 | Editorials
Mark Saia has a passion for sailing and maritime history.
Date: 03/04/2015 | Explore NW
SEATTLE — Several environmental groups Monday sued the Port of Seattle to prevent Royal Dutch Shell PLC from using Seattle's waterfront as a homeport for its Arctic oil drilling fleet.The Port of Seattle in early February signed a two-year lease with Foss Maritime Co.,...
Date: 03/02/2015 | Business Wire
BREMERTON — Puget Sound’s little fish — the kind that school together near the shore — don’t have the celebrity status of salmon or orcas. But as the populations of herring, smelt and other forage fish dwindle, so too may the sound’s more iconic species.
Date: 02/15/2015 | Northwest
SAN FRANCISCO — With the West Coast dock strike reaching a critical point, the White House announced on Saturday that Labor Secretary Thomas Perez would start talks with the two sides.
Date: 02/14/2015 | Nation & World
FRIDAY HARBOR — A scientist who tracks a family of endangered orcas that frequent Puget Sound says he’s spotted a second baby born to the killer whale pod in the past two months.
Date: 02/13/2015 | Northwest
Beach Watchers is looking for people who enjoy hanging out on the beach and have some spare time to devote to volunteering.
Date: 01/28/2015 | Explore NW
SNOHOMISH — A man whose body was pulled from Blackmans Lake on Jan. 11 has been identified as Nicholas E. Dolan, 38, of Lake Forest Park.
Date: 01/21/2015 | Sirens
Sailing Puget Sound aboard the USS Stennis (photo gallery)
Date: 01/15/2015 | Local News
INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. — The aircraft carrier USS John Stennis is leaving Puget Sound Monday on its latest deployment in the Pacific.The first stop after leaving Bremerton is Naval Magazine Indian Island where the carrier picks of ordnance before leaving state waters.
Date: 01/12/2015 | Northwest
It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to set sail on a classic tall ship in the Puget Sound and drink a little beer at the same time.
Date: 01/06/2015 | Hops & Sips
Learn about the marine environment and surrounding ecosystems at Sound Waters on Feb. 7 at South Whidbey High School. Attendees can choose from 60 sessions on a wide variety of topics including birds, sea star wasting syndrome, octopus, oyster gardening, predators, the Elwha River,...
Date: 12/23/2014 | Explore NW
EDMONDS — Taking in the view from the pier on the city's waterfront, it's hard to sense anything could be wrong with Puget Sound.The water is clear. It's a popular place for people to cast their fishing lines or to toss metal-mesh crab pots into the water. Seals...
Date: 12/21/2014 | Local News
SEATTLE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat — in case the state doesn’t do it by next year.
Date: 12/18/2014 | Northwest
People in southwest Snohomish County who live near streams, lakes or wetlands have the chance to receive a free tree to plant on their property, along with free advice from an ecologist about what other native plants would thrive in their yards and a guidebook about tree care and...
Date: 12/18/2014 | Home and Garden
Oak Harbor, north Whidbey filled with things to do and see
Date: 11/15/2014 | Life
SEATTLE — The National Marine Fisheries Service is set to designate about 1,000 square miles in Puget Sound as critical habitat for three species of imperiled rockfish.
Date: 11/12/2014 | Northwest
PORT ORCHARD — After a half century of piloting ferries across Sinclair Inlet, you’d think Willis “Bill” Nearhoff could do it with his eyes closed.“I tried that. It didn’t work,” he said, sipping a cranberry drink at the Blue Goose Tavern.
Date: 10/28/2014 | Northwest
Washington State University Extension’s Beach Watchers are inviting people to sign up for a one-day educational conference Oct. 25 about living on Puget Sound.
Date: 10/11/2014 | Local News
Scriber Creek often floods; city looks for way to control it
Date: 10/09/2014 | Local News
ELLENSBURG — In a heavily irrigated Washington valley where fish, crops and people often compete for water, biologists are turning to one of nature’s best engineers to help restore streams and salmon habitat.
Date: 10/07/2014 | Northwest
Learn about Puget Sound's animals and how people are affecting the Sound on Oct. 25 at Everett Community College.
Date: 09/29/2014 | Explore NW
With the busy summer season coming to an end, Washington State Ferries is preparing to alter the schedule this week and fares next month.On the Mukilteo-Clinton route, that will mean fewer late-night sailings during the week.The 11 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. boats out of...
Date: 09/18/2014 | Local News
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — As it winds through Olympic National Park, it doesn’t take long to discover the character of the Elwha River is different, wilder.
Date: 09/14/2014 | Northwest
BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Unusually warm water off the Washington coast is sending the vast majority of the sockeye salmon run to Canadian waters, leaving Puget Sound fishermen with nearly empty nets.
Date: 08/28/2014 | Northwest
EVERETT — They may look cute and vulnerable, but keep your distance.Mother harbor seals haul out their pups onto Puget Sound beaches starting this time of year. People sometimes feel tempted to help the young lying alone on the sand. Or just get a close look.
Date: 08/01/2014 | Local News
LAKE STEVENS — Aquafest organizers have planned more than 60 different events for this weekend in downtown Lake Stevens.The 54th Annual Lake Stevens Aquafest is set to kick off Friday at about 5 p.m. and wrap up Sunday...
Date: 07/21/2014 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday unveiled what he deemed a “creative approach” to imposing tougher water quality standards and removing toxic chemicals from everyday products without hurting businesses or costing consumers.
Date: 07/09/2014 | Local News
OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed toughening the state's clean water rules by setting a fish-consumption rate that would be among the highest in the nation.
Date: 07/09/2014 | Local News
EDMONDS — City officials are hoping grant money will come through this year to repair the Edmonds Fishing Pier.
Date: 06/05/2014 | Local News
If you want to learn how we can be good neighbors to that giant body of water next to us, join the WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers’ free forums.
Date: 05/31/2014 | Life
Volunteers sought for Beach Docent program in Edmonds
Date: 05/30/2014 | Local News