March 6, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. March 6, 2010
City Council members accepted a pair of King Conservation District grants Monday to improve Pickering Garden and mark storm drains.
The council accepted more than $60,000 in grant dollars during a brief meeting.
The garden grant — $41,358 spread through 2011 — will be at the Pickering Garden to implement education efforts and improvement the site. The project includes a series of classes on landscaping, gardening without pesticides and herbicides, and natural yard-care techniques conducted by Seattle Tilth.
January 11, 2010
NEW — 6 a.m. Jan. 11, 2010
Issaquah is part of a coalition of more than 50 Washington cities and counties involved in a coalition to educate people about how storm water runoff can harm Puget Sound.
The coalition — known as STORM for Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities — teamed up with the Puget Sound Partnership and more than 200 environmental organizations in a campaign called Puget Sound Starts Here to restore the waterway.
The program encourages Puget Sound-area residents to adopt certain behaviors to curb storm water pollution.