Washington State Department of Ecology has published the Tacoma Smelter Plume 2014 Annual Report, which is available here.
What is in the annual report? This 20-page report describes how the Department of Ecology is using the $94.6 million Asarco settlement to clean up the Tacoma Smelter Plume. It provides an update on cleanup progress and efforts to manage human health risks. It also includes the accomplishments and 2014 performance measurements from October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.
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The King County Department of Natural Resources would like to hear from you about how you would prioritize King County’s environmental goals to help the county continue to plan for a greener future.
How would you prioritize King County’s environmental goals?
Let’s pretend you have a budget of $100 for King County’s environmental work. How would you spend it on three or more of the County’s environmental goals? Find the environmental goals that you would like King County ..continue reading
The West Seattle Tool Library announces our second annual fundraiser gala.
Now in its 5th year of providing free tools, advice and workshop space to the community on a donation basis, the West Seattle Tool Library is holding its second annual fundraiser.
The fundraiser, which will also serve as Sustainable West Seattle’s annual winter holiday party, will be held Friday, December 5, from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the SoDo MakerSpace, 1914 Occidental Ave S. All net proceeds will go to the maintenance of ..continue reading
The Whale Trail will present the ideas behind “A Protected Zone for Puget Sound Orcas,” a presentation by Bruce Stedman, of Orca Relief
, on Thursday, October 30, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at C&P Coffee
, 5612 California Ave SW. There is a five dollar ($5) suggested donation, kids free!
Tickets are available from brownpapertickets.com
. The event is presented by The Whale Trail
and will feature additional speakers on harbor seals and clean-up efforts for the ..continue reading
Contractors for King County Wastewater Division will be working on weekends this month to remove the dirt from the million-gallon retention tank being constructed at Lowman Beach Park as part of the Murray Basin Combined Sewer Overflow project.
To keep the project on schedule and avoid digging during heavy rains, King County’s contractor will work Saturdays in October. Saturday work will begin at 9:00 am and finish at 6:00pm. The County contractor expects to finish digging out the tank area by ..continue reading
Home owners in West Seattle and Burien neighborhoods are preparing to show their solar homes as part of the National American Energy Solar Tour on Saturday, October 4 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm. It is a golden opportunity for curious folks interested in solar energy to view projects first hand, see how they are working, and talk to the owners and installers.
To find tour sites go to http://www.ases.org/solar-tour/find-a-tour/ or ..continue reading
The Green Go Solar project is helping out in Baja, Mexico. Many residents of rural Baja have no or very limited access to electricity and Green Go Solar has been working to change this.
Baja has a tremendous solar resource yet solar panels can be overly expensive and distant for many. This keeps solar technology out of financial/logistical reach for many, leaving them without access to electricity. Many residents of the outlying fishing and ranching communities have resigned to living completely ..continue reading
Crews finished installing the outer wall of the Murray Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Control Project storage tank on Wednesday, August 13. The 80-foot deep underground wall is made out of four-foot wide concrete cylinders called secant piles. The secant piles interlock to form a watertight ring that will house the storage tank. Crews began installing the secant piles in late May. The secant pile drill and crane will leave the site by August 22. King County and its contractor know ..continue reading
On August 9 a new local resource will open in SoDo. Eric Renn, Founder of the “Make It Locally” Educational Campaign, says their 15,000 square foot facility, SoDo MakerSpace, will be a community workshop with rapid prototyping tools and a place to make (just about) anything. The vision for the 15,000 square foot facility includes a community classroom and event space, a certified commercial kitchen, a co-working area, and a fabrication and entrepreneur incubator space in Seattle’s light industrial neighborhood. Address ..continue reading
Solarize Seattle is hosting a Summer-long series of workshops and webinars for those interested in solar power in the Southwest quadrant of the Seattle area.
If you live in southwest Seattle, Burien, North Highline, or Tukwila, and have been thinking about installing a solar system on your home or small business, this program is for you! Solarize Southwest offers an exciting solar group purchase program for residents south of Downtown, west of I-5, and north of the ..continue reading