Category: Washington

Tidal Power: Is There Green In Going Green?

Tidal power is coming to the masses soon thanks to pioneering efforts by companies like Puget Sound Tidal Power, AquaEnergy, and Finavera Renewables.

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Tidepooling at Discovery Park in Seattle: Family-Friendly Fun For All Ages

Hooked on Seattle: Urban Anglers Delight in Local Trout, Salmon and Bass Offerings

Seattle Magazine, September 2007 By Roddy Scheer Those of us who haven’t cast a line since our idyllic youths in places far, far away might not realize that Seattle is indeed an urban fisherman’s paradise. Whether your tastes run to salmon and trout or squid and crabs, sportfishing opportunities abound within city limits–and without the…

Passion Fish: Lummi Islanders Keep Ancient Practice of Reefnet Fishing Alive

Seattle Magazine, Sept 2007 By Roddy Scheer Perched atop a 21-foot tower on a fishing barge in Legoe Bay off Lummi Island in the San Juans, Riley Starks peers into the water, scouting for incoming schools of wild sockeye salmon. Two deck hands stand on the small barge below, ready to trip an electric winch…

Into the Wilds: Slowing Down Time in the San Juan Islands

If you’re the type who prefers wildlife to people, “slow” food to fast, and bicycling over driving, the San Juan Islands — only 80 miles and a ferry ride away from Seattle — in the northwest corner of Washington state are beckoning…