Wetlands http://www.kplu.org en Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma http://www.kplu.org/post/snail-eradication-leads-costly-settlement-port-tacoma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An attempt to get rid of tiny pests has proven costly for the Port of Tacoma.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Port and two contractors <a href="http://www.portoftacoma.com/Page.aspx?cid=6418">have agreed to pay</a> a half-million dollar fine and spend more than $4 million to restore and enhance wetlands under a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 23:38:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9547 at http://www.kplu.org Snail Eradication Leads to Costly Settlement for Port of Tacoma Rent a living X-mas tree http://www.kplu.org/post/rent-living-x-mas-tree <p></p><p>What’s the best way to have a Christmas tree…and not feel like you’re killing it?</p><p>The <a href="http://www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Welcome.html">Adopt-a-Stream Foundation</a> in Everett says if you don’t mind something that looks a bit scrappy, you can have your tree and plant it too.</p><p>The foundation says it rented out 100 trees over this past weekend…and they have about 100 more available. They’ll be open 9-5 through Friday.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:50:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7397 at http://www.kplu.org Rent a living X-mas tree Idaho couple puts wetlands rules to the test in U.S. Supreme Court http://www.kplu.org/post/idaho-couple-puts-wetlands-rules-test-us-supreme-court <p>PRIEST RIVER, Idaho &ndash; A fight over less than an acre of land in a remote part of the Northwest could alter the way the government enforces environmental regulations across the country.</p><p>The U.S. Supreme Court this winter will hear a case brought against the EPA by Mike and Chantell Sackett of north Idaho.</p><p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:37:32 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3049 at http://www.kplu.org Idaho couple puts wetlands rules to the test in U.S. Supreme Court