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Puget Sound revitalization pursued by citizens, WSU Extension

puget sound partnership logo kayakIt is estimated that 75 percent of contamination in the Puget Sound is unwittingly produced by citizens — via commercial wastewater, sewage treatment plants, stormwater runoff from roads and paved surfaces, construction and other activities. » More …

Low Impact development certification and research

TACOMA – A series of WSU Extension workshops on low impact development techniques for professionals in the development and construction industries has proven so popular that there are waiting lists for the final workshops.

 

The series is the first LID training program offering certification from WSU Extension for those attending the workshops and successfully completing online tests on each topic.

 

The series of four technical workshops has been offered in four Puget Sound area locations this year with the goal of providing those who design and manage stormwater systems with the technical information to properly design, construct, … » More …

WSU revives outreach program

Instead of bringing students to the university, bring the university to the students. This is the approach Washington State University is taking with its College Knowledge & Career Options for Youth Program scheduled at Tacoma’s Foss High School, April 26. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 10:30 a.m.In addition to bringing faculty and staff from its Pullman campus, event organizers have called upon alumni in the area, other local colleges and universities and the professional community to present hands-on workshops.In all, nearly 60 people will visit with Foss’ 1,800 students, teachers and administrators. Career workshops will be provided in areas such … » More …