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Go Green Tri-Cities highlights green businesses, organizations, resources, and events in the Tri-Cities, WA. It was created using funds raised for environmentally related activities and events in the Mid-Columbia under the direction of the Sustainable Energy and Environmental Network. The purpose is to promote eco-friendly living by presenting options available in the area, including information on a variety of businesses that offer green products and services. Sponsors this year include City of Richland, Energy Northwest, Tri-City Herald, Battelle, Benton County Solid Waste, City of Pasco and KURION, Inc. Read More...
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Dynamic Earth- planetarium shows
Fri. 22, August 2014, 8:00pm -09:00pm
Sat. 30, August 2014, 3:00pm- 4:00pm
Dynamic Earth explores the inner workings of Earth's climate system. With visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations, this cutting-edge production follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. Narrated by Academy-Award nominated actor Liam Neeson. 24 minutes.
Public shows Fridays at 7 and 8pm and Saturdays at 2 and 3pm; field trips and private events by appointment. Adults $6, Seniors $5, child 6-12 $3, child under 5 free; double feature discounts available. Age Suitability:All Ages. (509) 542-4515
Columbia Basin College planetarium, 2600 N. 20th Ave.,D building, Pasco
Pasco Farmer's Market
SATURDAYS 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS 8:00 a.m. - 1200 p.m
One of the largest, outdoor, community farmers' markets in Washington state. Expect to find fresh, locally-grown produce, beef, poultry, eggs, plants and flowers, honey, wine, bread, pastries, cookies, kettle corn, espresso, hand-crafted goods and more – all under covered pavilions for shopping in any weather.
Location : S 4th Ave & W Columbia St, Pasco
Fresh Nights at the Farm
September 6, 2014, 6 to 9PM
This family-friendly evening will pair the unique tastes of the farm, in the form of on-site artisan wood-fired pizzas, with featured local wines from Willow Crest Wine Estates of Prosser. There will be opportunities for children to visit with the veggies and pet the animals, and for parents to shop the farm's produce. These intimate events are by reservation only and fill up fast, so call the farm at (509) 840-5600 by Wednesday, September 3rd, to learn more and let them know you would like to attend.
Heavenly Hills Farm, 764 South Emerald Road, Sunnyside
WA State Dept. of Ecology
Aug 15 - Sept. 22, 2014 Public Comment period
is seeking input on a draft water quality improvement plan to reduce temperatures in certain portions of upper Yakima River tributaries.
Warm summer water temperatures cause many streams connecting to the upper Yakima River to fall short of Washington's water quality requirements. Fish such as salmon, steelhead and bull trout use the upper Yakima River tributaries as important migration routes and as spawning and rearing areas.
This water quality improvement plan describes sources of warm water pollution in a water body and how much heat the waters can accept and remain healthy. The plan also offers solutions to reduce pollution.
The public is invited to comment on the plan, which can be reviewed online. https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/publications/1410037.pdf
Copies of the plan can be requested by calling 509-454-7860.
July 25- Aug 27, 2014 Public Comment Period
Revised State Implementation Plan for Nitrogen Dioxide, Ozone, and Fine Particle Pollution
Ecology proposes a revision to the State Implementation Plan for the infrastructure (or basic framework) to maintain, enforce, and implement federal standards for nitrogen dioxide, ozone, and fine particle pollution. The proposed revision will add Ecology's existing requirement that permits will be issued only after permit fees are paid. If Ecology does not receive a request for a public hearing by August 20, 2014, the hearing will not be held.
Aug 11 -Sep 11, 2014 Public Comment Period
Benton County Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Benton County's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update. Benton County SMP Comprehensive Update
Aug. 6 - Oct. 6, 2014
PCB Chemical Action Plan (CAP)
The Public Involvement Calendar is designed to engage the public in our decision-making process. We encourage you to read the FAQ's about effective public commenting: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/0307023.html