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Bodies of Water

Fisherman, and his fish, rescued after he falls overboard

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

A toxic cycle takes its toll on Lake Ketchum

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

Protesters greet Shell ship

Noble Discoverer moors in Everett before journey to Arctic

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News

Starfish babies offer glimmer of hope amid mass die-off

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

Navy-contracted ship loses power in Strait of Juan de Fuca

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

Unknown sea

Get a glimpse of Salish Sea at book release, film showing

Date: 04/12/2015 | Life

Snow pack? What snow pack?

Snow depth measured at zero, but rainfall makes up for it

Date: 03/28/2015 | Local News

Beauty isn't free

Editorial: Why parking fees are necessary at Mukilteo park

Date: 03/24/2015 | Editorials

Captain hopes to bring historic boat back to Whidbey

Mark Saia has a passion for sailing and maritime history.

Date: 03/04/2015 | Explore NW

Groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet

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

Proposal wants big study for Puget Sound’s little fish

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

Labor secretary to join port labor talks

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

Scientists report second baby orca in 2 months in Puget Sound

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

Learn about Puget Sound while helping to protect its waters

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

Man who drowned in Blackmans Lake identified

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

A slice of life at sea

Sailing Puget Sound aboard the USS Stennis (photo gallery)

Date: 01/15/2015 | Local News

USS Stennis leaving Puget Sound on latest deployment

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

Set sail on the Schooner Zodiac (and drink some beer)

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

Back to nature

Wildlife reclaims its place at Port Susan Bay Preserve

Date: 01/04/2015 | Life

Learn about the Puget Sound ecosystem

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

State group fights to restore Puget Sound's health

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

EPA to step in on water rules tied to fish consumption

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

Ecology group offers free trees, education

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

Birds of winter

Swans and snow geese put on their annual show

Date: 11/30/2014 | Life

Amazingly alluring

Oak Harbor, north Whidbey filled with things to do and see

Date: 11/15/2014 | Life

Feds to protect Puget Sound habitat for rockfish

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

Ferry skipper steers steady course for 50 years

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

Beach Watchers host conference on Puget Sound

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

Lynnwood's wayward creek

Scriber Creek often floods; city looks for way to control it

Date: 10/09/2014 | Local News

Often Pesky Beavers Put To Work Restoring Streams

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, its animals and its ecology

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

Local ferry schedule and fares to change

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

River trio shows Elwha’s wild side

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

‘Warm blob’ could be sending salmon to Canada, not Washington

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

Rare shark spotted

20-foot basking shark seen in Sound near Edmonds

Date: 08/12/2014 | Local News

Resist the urge to ‘rescue’ seal pups

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 kicks off this weekend

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

Inslee’s water-quality plan: ‘creative,’ and complicated

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

New proposal on fish consumption, water rules

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

Park and fishing pier join scramble for public funding

EDMONDS — City officials are hoping grant money will come through this year to repair the Edmonds Fishing Pier.

Date: 06/05/2014 | Local News

Learn about becoming a beach watcher

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

Sea life up-close

Volunteers sought for Beach Docent program in Edmonds

Date: 05/30/2014 | Local News

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