Rob Carson of The Olympian reports:
“Efforts to clean up Puget Sound got a big boost from the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday [July 6] with the announcement of nearly $30 million in grants.
The grant money, which comes from the EPAs national estuary program, will help pay for 36 Puget Sound restoration and protection projects, from Bellingham to Olympia…
Thurston County is getting $885,641 to help the cities of Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater, Rainier and Yelm design land-use plans based on watersheds rather than political boundaries.
The Nisqually Indian Tribe is getting $600,000 for research in the Nisqually Delta.”