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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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Sept. 5, 2014
Badger Mountain Splash N Play, 350 Keene Road in south Richland
Begins at 6 p.m. Free.
Enjoy picnic style family fun games featuring the Diamond Demon pitching machine. Finish up the evening with the premier family movie "The Lego Movie" that begins at dusk. Sponsored by Windermere Group One.
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.
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