INVASIVE PLANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE

2015 EARLY DETECTION, REPORTING AND IDENTIFICATION OF INVASIVE PLANTS TRAINING SCHEDULE in WA/OR (March-June)                                                                      About the Program The Pacific Northwest Invasive Plant Council (PNW-IPC) is a non-profit conservation organization (http://www.pnw-ipc.org/) working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, Washington Dept. of Agriculture (WSDA), Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and other state and local groups on a…

Leave your old flame behind – Upgrade to cleaner heat

Air quality in much of Pierce County does not meet federal standards for healthy air during colder fall and winter months, when many households rely on wood-burning devices for heating. In addition to enhanced enforcement of burn bans in the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone, a new regulation requires old wood stoves that are not…

Flag lowering via PIERCE COUNTY

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, Dec. 7, for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack…

Survey on Washington Transportation

Just a quick reminder that the Washington State Transportation Commission would like to get your input on the future funding of our roads, bridges and ferries. Please take this 12 minute survey by clicking on the link below. Start Survey Thank you for taking time to share your views and helping to shape state decision…

Free workshop helps jobseekers land government jobs

OLYMPIA – Nearly 35,000 government jobs are concentrated in the greater-Olympia area, but successfully landing one of those positions can be difficult for many jobseekers. “About half of all applications get screened out, often because applicants don’t adequately describe how their skills and abilities match an advertised position,” said Don Chavez, a human resources consultant…

Washington Service Corps needs people now

OLYMPIA – The Washington Reading Corps needs people 17 years or older who are interested in education and want to make a difference by helping elementary school children learn to read. The Reading Corps, part of the Washington Service Corps under the federal AmeriCorps umbrella, has positions open at schools in Bellingham, Ferndale, Anacortes, Port…

Flag lowering, Sept. 11

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, Sept. 11, for national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy. Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, Sept. 12….

Traffic Impacts SR 507 both directions

Roy, WA — Road work on SR 507 both directions from milepost 34.0 near 312th St S to milepost 35.0 near Roy City Limits beginning at 10:37 pm on August 5, 2014 until about 5:00 am on August 6, 2014. Traffic Impacts SR 507 both directions

County shoreline decision committee meeting

This is notice of Community Development Committee and final Council hearings on Proposal No. 2013-45s. An Ordinance of the Pierce County Council Relating to the Pierce County Shoreline Master Program; Amending Chapter 1.22 of the Pierce County Code (PCC), “Pierce County Hearing Examiner Code”; Title 18 PCC, “Development Regulations – General Provisions”; Title 18A PCC, “Development…

SR507 to Roy, roadwork July 31-Aug 1

Traffic Impacts SR 507 both directions Road work on SR 507 both directions from milepost 38.0 near Muck Creek to milepost 39.0 near Muck Creek beginning at 11:11 pm on July 31, 2014 until about 4:00 am on August 1, 2014. Map Location

Wildfires and unemployment

Unemployment benefits and tax information for workers and businesses impacted by the Eastern Washington wildfires OLYMPIA – The Washington State Employment Security Department has created a Web page with information about unemployment benefits for workers and businesses affected by Eastern Washington wildfires. For workers: Anyone who is out of work due to the disaster may…