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WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25
WDFW approves four-day razor clam dig beginning Oct. 25

OLYMPIA — Razor clam diggers can return to various ocean beaches for a four-day opening beginning Oct. 25.

State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig on evening low tides after...

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Wildfire: A force for doom or evolution?
Wildfire: A force for doom or evolution?

We’ve been taught that thick forests have always blanketed the Northwest — that our natural state is one of verdant green old growth. The idea goes that if we want to protect creatures like the spotted owl, we need to keep forests...

First razor clam dig of season set for Oct. 11-13 in north Pacific County

OLYMPIA – The first razor clam dig of the fall season will get underway Oct. 11-13. Included is the beach in northwest Pacific County, from the mouth of Willapa Bay to Westport in Grays Harbor County.

The Washington Department of Fish and...

State Parks releases interactive online ADA recreation map
State Parks releases interactive online ADA recreation map

OLYMPIA — Last week Washington State Parks announced the recent launch of an interactive online recreation map specifically developed for people with disabilities.

“Washington state has long been a leader in providing accessible...

No mean feet: It’s always a good day for a hike
No mean feet: It’s always a good day for a hike

“In the beginning was the foot.”

—Marvin Harris, American anthropologist

Some of my greatest memories are uphill.

“Let’s go for a walk,” my dad would say. With the sky...

Handmade Seaview Birdhouses

SEAVIEW — The Seaview Historical Preservation Society announces that handmade Seaview birdhouses will be available for a $35 contribution on Saturday, September 29 at the corner of 47th and K Place in Seaview, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds go...

Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Scientists discover genetic basis for how harmful algae blooms become toxic
Sequencing genes of microscopic algae helps determine how toxins are produced
Birdwatching: 
Kingfishers demand: Stop! Look! And listen!
Birdwatching: Kingfishers demand: Stop! Look! And listen!

Lately when I am out birding anywhere close to an aquatic habitat such as the bay or Tarlatt Slough, I have been hearing a very loud, raucous rattle. It always turns out to be a belted kingfisher making its presence known as it zips past flying along...

Birdwatching: 
With winter approaching, tips on feeding birds
Birdwatching: With winter approaching, tips on feeding birds

People often prefer certain foods over others. Birds, too, have food preferences. By selecting the correct seed or seed mixture, you can minimize seed waste and influence which birds you attract to your feeders. Setting up several feeding stations in...

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