The Nature Conservancy http://www.kplu.org en With New Levy, Orting Hopes For No More Chronic Flooding Of Puyallup River http://www.kplu.org/post/new-levy-orting-hopes-no-more-chronic-flooding-puyallup-river <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Devastating floods in the Puyallup River valley near </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Orting</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are soon to become a thing of the past.</span></p><p>The city is breaking ground on a new&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">$16 million levy. The project will restore the landscape around the river at the foot of Mount Rainer to something more natural, with room for floodwaters to soak into the landscape.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 04:21:41 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 11867 at http://www.kplu.org With New Levy, Orting Hopes For No More Chronic Flooding Of Puyallup River Climate change is real for Northwest tribes in DC this week http://www.kplu.org/post/climate-change-real-northwest-tribes-dc-week <p>Extreme weather patterns on the east coast have become <a href="http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2119129,00.html?utm_source=Sightline+Newsletters&amp;utm_campaign=b94c54871d-SightlineDaily&amp;utm_medium=email">evidence for many people lately</a> that global warming is actually happening.</p><p>Here in the Northwest, coastal tribes have been dealing with the realities of <a href="http://nwifc.org/2010/04/retreating-glaciers-adding-to-fish-woes-on-quinault-river/">melting glaciers</a>, rising sea levels and <a href="http://nwifc.org/2010/08/video-presentations-from-nwifc-ocean-acidification-workshop/">ocean acidification</a> for years.</p><p>Many are headed to Washington DC this week for what&rsquo;s being billed as an inaugural <a href="http://www.firststewards.org/">First Stewards symposium</a> on climate change. The<a href="http://nwifc.org/2012/05/climate-change-washington-coastal-tribes-hosting-symposium-blending-indigenous-knowledge-with-western-science/"> idea </a>comes from coastal tribal leaders in this Washington. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:25:45 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5594 at http://www.kplu.org Climate change is real for Northwest tribes in DC this week More than fish depending on Skagit Valley estuary restoration http://www.kplu.org/post/more-fish-depending-skagit-valley-estuary-restoration <p>The Skagit River Valley is home to farmland that brings us everything from tulips to potatoes and berries. But the river that makes such rich soil possible is also home to all five native species of Pacific salmon &ndash; including threatened Chinook.</p><p>Efforts to restore fish habitat have sparked bitter battles in the past. Now, hopes are high as work wraps up on <a href="http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/washington/explore/fisher-slough-how-it-all-got-started.xml">a project in the Skagit River Delta</a> that has support from advocates for fish and farmers alike.</p><p> Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:40:10 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2900 at http://www.kplu.org More than fish depending on Skagit Valley estuary restoration