City officials pocket dollars for conservation

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.

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Campaign urges residents to protect Puget Sound

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.

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