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Sierra Club - Hike Rosario Pt to Lottie Pt, Deception Pass

Hike Rosario Pt to Lottie Pt, Deception Pass

It's Spring on the coast and let's enjoy the views of the water, sea birds and seals with views of the Olympics. We'll hike the peninsulas around Bowman Bay and get a view of Deception Pass bridge. 

Rating difficulty is 1, however if wet can be slippery and some climbing. The elevation is about 100 ft but there is many up and downs. Hike length is about 5 miles. Bring a lunch so we can stop and enjoy the views. 

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EarthCorps Restoration - LINCOLN PARK: WEST SEATTLE


Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work to make the forests and shoreline of Lincoln Park healthy! This West Seattle landmark is one of the city's largest and most popular parks. Its 135 acres are home to ball fields, playgrounds, trails, shoreline, and forest. We must act now to preserve the forests of the park for the enjoyment of future generations. Aggresive weeds like English ivy and Himalayan blackberry are choking out native vegetation and are bringing early deaths to Lincoln's trees.

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EarthCorps Restoration - DISCOVERY PARK: MAGNOLIA


Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we work in one of Seattle’s premier parks! At 534 acres, Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle and includes beaches, mountain views, open meadows, dramatic sea cliffs, forest groves, active sand dunes, thickets and streams. The park helps to provide an open space of quiet and tranquility away from the stress and activity of the city, a sanctuary for wildlife, as well as an outdoor classroom for people to learn about the natural world. 

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EarthCorps Restoration - Pioneer Park: Mercer Island

Join EarthCorps and the City of Mercer Island as we work in Pioneer Park! The park is 113 acres of forested habitat, the largest forested park on Mercer Island. It is home to over 70 types of birds and 12 different mammals. It also offers the most extensive trail system on the island.

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Trump to Slash EPA Budget, Puget Sound Fallout

On Thursday, President Trump outlined his plans to slash 31% of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. The specifics on exactly what programs will be slashed in that included 31% reduction is still hazy, with no real detailed plan released by the White House. But, the bold statement beckons back to the Trump campaign theme to significantly reduce government spending in environmental and social services.

Bainbridge Island Residents Worried After King County Sewage Releases

In the wake of the King County Wastewater Treatment plant operating at less than full capacity after heavy rainfall resulted in flooding and insurmountable damage to the plant, Bainbridge Island residents are concerned about the water quality and safety on their beaches. 

The plant has been continually releasing excess sewage from the plant since early February, with no time frame available of when they will be able to fix all of their equipment. The wastewater treatment plant is located 4 miles from Bainbridge Island, which is raising concerns for Bainbridge residents.

Tanker Rollover Carrying Butane Causes I-5 Shutdown

A crash involving a tanker carrying butane and multiple vehicles has resulted in a rollover of the tanker on Interstate 5 between I-90 and the West Seattle Bridge in both directions. The Washington State Department of Transportation has warned driver to expect heavy congestion to and through downtown Seattle. They haven’t given an estimated time for reopening and drivers should use alternate routes or expect lengthy delays.

Duwamish River Superfund Site Cleanup Progress

In 2001, the lower part of the Duwamish River, also known as the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) in Seattle, WA, was put on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Priorities List. This list puts priority to cleanup toxic contaminated sites throughout the nation. These are known as Superfund sites and the agencies responsible for overseeing the LDW cleanup are the EPA and the Washington State Department of Ecology.

Puget Sound is Seeing Reprieve from Wastewater Dumping

King County’s West Point wastewater treatment plant is finally seeing a reprieve after several weeks of heavy rainfall. As of Friday, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division reported that due to light expected precipitation, they are not anticipating any need for emergency wastewater bypasses of the diluted stormwater in the near term.

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