Tag: Property Owners

Suquamish Tribe Reaches Out to Tideland Owners

As a way to better connect with waterfront landowners, the Suquamish Tribe has been hosting a successful shellfish social hour the past two years. At a restaurant in Silverdale each winter, the tribe invites property owners on...

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Not an Isolated Incident

OLYMPIA, WA (March 7, 2008) — So-called exempt wells could potentially run our rivers dry. Our rivers are connected to the ground waters and what affects one affects the other. Under state law, property owners can tap up to...

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The Olympian: Mason septic systems on notice

John Dodge in the Olympian: Faced with conclusive evidence that human sewage is entering Oakland Bay at two locations, the Mason County commissioners said Tuesday that they would take enforcement action against property owners...

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Being Frank: A Traditional Belief

OLYMPIA (September 29, 2006) ― There is a traditional Indian belief that we do not actually own the land. We are part of it, and it is part of us. We are all temporary tenants and we’re responsible for its care.

It’s a concept that is as valid today as it has ever been. If people can begin to understand their connection to the earth, they will treat it with much greater sensitivity than they have over the past century.

These are the thoughts that come to me when I think about the so-called property rights initiative, I-933, which will be on your general election ballot in November.

To say I believe you should vote no on I-933 would be an understatement. You should vote “hell, no!”

I-933 is far more dangerous and damaging than you might think.

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Rivers End Homes Removed To Help Restore Estuary

DUNGENESS (Dec. 27, 2004) – In the 1800s, the lower reach of the Dungeness River flowed through a 100-acre floodplain before emptying into Dungeness Bay. The river was connected to a large estuary that provided essential...

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