At least 65,000 sockeye are expected to return to the lake this summer.
The 8-mile Sumner Link Trail stretches from the Puyallup River north to Stewart Road and only uses the road (a well-marked bike lane) for 0.6 miles. Its relatively flat and definitely scenic as it passes through farmland, over rivers and creeks and along the old and now overgrown Sumner Links Golf Course.
The Friends of Schafer State Park and park staff will host an old-fashioned family picnic Saturday at Schafer State Park. In addition to free food, there will be activities for the kids.
Kelly Bush, longtime district ranger at North Cascades National Park, wins National Park Service wilderness stewardship award.
Edwin Birch, 64, failed to return from a day hike at Mount Rainier National Park. He has been missing since Saturday.
Conservations groups are hailing the results of the duck breeding population surveys done in May and early June. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a report, “2014 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations,” showed an 8 percent increase over the 2013 survey results.
The state will receive slightly more than $900,000 to fund outdoor recreation and conservation projects this fiscal year. Washington’s share was part of more than $43.3 million distributed among the 50 states, the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
Education The Olympia-Thurston County Stream Team is working with local divers to offer a glimpse of life under the surface of Puget Sound.
Warehouse Rock Gym in Olympia will host a rock climbing competition later this month, the newest event during this year’s Washington State Senior Games.
A public meeting will be held July 21 on Orcas Island to discuss a proposal to develop a mountain bike trail in Moran State Park.
A grizzly bear lumbers through the forest, its 4-inch claws digging into dusty patches of earth, sunlight streaming off its prominent hump as the 700-pound mammal enters a clearing. On this warm summer day, the brown bear is seeking water.
On July 17, 1897, newspapers in Seattle reported one ton of gold had sailed into the harbor on the steamship Portland. It was gold from the Klondike strikes.
Mike Reimer of Sumner has been named to the Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee after the resignation of the previous off-road vehicle representative.
Taking the kids to Mount Rainier National Park for their first hike is tradition for many families. It seems just as much of a tradition to pack the kids in the family vehicle, or hop on a plane, and make the trek to Disneyland.
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