The Daily Mash-Up

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 This Week's Paper
Practice Sound-Healthy Behaviors During Puget Sound Starts Here Month

The City of Tacoma is teaming up with local organizations across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here month this May. A calendar of events offers activities to help residents experience the benefits of living near the Puget Sound and engaging in Sound-healthy behaviors. 

Local events in Tacoma include:

  • Ninth Annual Tacoma Bike Swap: Saturday April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at University of Puget Sound (North Union Avenue and North 14th Street). For more Bike Month activities, visit cityoftacoma.org/BikeMonth.
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Make a Splash grants available to protect waterways

The City of Tacoma’s Environmental Services Department is awarding Make a Splash grant rebates of up to $4,000 to anyone with a Tacoma project that will help protect surface water resources.

Make a Splash grants are designed for projects that have a strong stormwater pollution prevention message or provide a stormwater benefit. Submitted projects must meet at least one of the program goals of education, surface water protection, or habitat restoration. Grants are open to anyone considering a project within Tacoma city limits.

“This is the 14th year for the Make… Read More

More time for public to comment on Occidental Chemical cleanup

Additional time was just added to the public comment period for the Occidental Chemical cleanup site on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway. With an additional 60 days, people now have until June 26 to review and comment on potential cleanup options proposed for the contaminated site.

The Washington Department of Ecology extended the comment period on a draft feasibility study following a request on Tuesday from the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. This is the second extension to the comment period. Ecology earlier doubled the length of the comment period to 90 days after community groups asked… Read More

Environmental Action Plan Progress Report Now Available

The City of Tacoma has released its first annual Environmental Action Plan Progress Report. The report summarizes successes and offers updates to keep stakeholders accountable to their five-year responsibilities. The report shows how much progress has been made towards each target, and provides a progress rating and status update for each action.

Targets and actions fall into six categories representing urban sustainability: Buildings and Energy, Transportation, Materials Management, Natural Systems, Air and Local Food, and Climate Resiliency.

Some successes highlighted… Read More

Net Nanny Operation Leads to 12 Arrests

The Washington State Patrol’s Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force arrested 12 male suspects during a multi-day operation in Tacoma, that targeted individuals who wanted to sexually exploit children.

“Thanks to the hard work of everyone involved in this operation, child predators are taken off the street, “ says WSP Chief John R. Batiste. “ This operation protects our most vulnerable members of our community from abuse and makes the internet safer for our children.

Law enforcement officers acting in an undercover capacity, communicated on the internet through various… Read More

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