Nisqually Wildlife Refuge http://www.kplu.org en New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound http://www.kplu.org/post/new-refuge-preserves-underwater-landscapes-puget-sound <p>The state is adding 15,000 acres of protected land around the <a href="http://www.nisquallyestuary.org/">Nisqually Reach Wildlife Refuge</a>, exempting it from commercial development of any kind.</p><p>All the land is under water. It&rsquo;s the seventh and southern-most area in Puget Sound to be designated as an <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/AquaticHabitats/Pages/aqr_rsve_aquatic_reserves_program.aspx">Aquatic Reserve</a>. Signing of a <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_sepa_aqr_nisqually_plan_changes.pdf">new management plan</a> takes place today at 1:30 p.m.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:52:30 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2586 at http://www.kplu.org New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound Visitors rave over new boardwalk at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge http://www.kplu.org/post/visitors-rave-over-new-boardwalk-nisqually-wildlife-refuge <P>For over a hundred years, nobody saw the mouth of the Nisqually River in its original, natural state. Now, thanks to a new, mile-long boardwalk and the removal of the dikes that fenced the water out, you can experience the estuary in a way that no living person ever has. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 18:00:36 +0000 Gary Crawford 695 at http://www.kplu.org Visitors rave over new boardwalk at Nisqually Wildlife Refuge Wednesday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/wednesday-mornings-headlines-8 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Monroe</strong><strong> Prison Employees Faced Previous </strong><strong>Assault</strong></li><li><strong>State</strong><strong> Tuition Program Heading Toward Trouble?</strong></li><li><strong>Pierce County Takes Stand Against All-Mail Vote</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Report: Evidence Prison Guard&nbsp;May Have Fought Back</strong></p><p>Investigations into the death of Officer Jayme Biendl at the Monroe Correctional Center chapel Saturday night&nbsp;reveal evidence of a physical struggle. The Herald of Everett reports&nbsp;<a href="http://heraldnet.com/article/20110201/NEWS01/702019782">a physical examination of the&nbsp;prime suspect </a>showed signs he'd been involved in violence. Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:36:03 +0000 KPLU News Staff 692 at http://www.kplu.org Wednesday morning's headlines