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4
Sep

Preparedness Month: Disaster Kits

September is National Preparedness Month! Each week this month we will be providing tips on how to keep you and your family safe in an emergency. This Week: Create an Emergency Kit The office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Washington State Department of Health recommends that all individuals and families keep an emergency preparedness kit able to sustain

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29
Aug

Atlantic Salmon – Counties Asked for Net Pen Ban Five Years Ago

So, it is Sunday morning… and after reading more articles about the environmental catastrophe and the release of thousands of Atlantic Salmon into the waters of Puget Sound, I am drawn to my computer to pen a few words about how Counties identified this as a significant environmental issue over 5 years ago, and how the state environmental agencies and

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17
Aug

Guest Post: Dementia Friendly Communities

For the over 100,000 Washingtonians who live with dementia, social isolation can be a real challenge. One solution? A concept called dementia-friendly communities –  neighborhoods, cities and counties that are equipped to support people with dementia and ensure that they can fully participate and contribute. Around the world, various initiatives are taking place along these lines. From dementia awareness training

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8
Aug

WWRP Match Waiver

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program Match Waiver The Recreation and Conservation Funding Board is proposing changes to policies that will affect the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program’s Local Parks, Trails, and Water Access Categories. The board is seeking comments on four policy proposals providing four unique “pathways” many local governments (cities, towns, counties, tribes, special purpose districts) to provide less

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