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Washington’s premier drive: Chinook Scenic Byway

Photo caption: Picturesque Lake Tipsoo. The Chinook Scenic Byway in Washington is recognized as the premier driving tour in Washington State. The Chinook Scenic Byway travels through the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest and Mount Rainier National Park. Major highlights 1. Skookum Falls and Snoquera Falls – Take the Skookum Flats trail off Huckleberry Creek Road. […]

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Washington state: what’s open, what’s closed

Photo caption: Mt. Rainier ranger station. Visitors and Washington State residents continue to be encouraged to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation close to home while the “stay-home” order is still in effect through May 31. Everyone is encouraged to follow the CDC recommended guidelines regarding hygiene and social distancing. Campgrounds, playgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms […]

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Safely Manage Insect Pests in Your Gardens

Photo caption:  Lightweight horticulture oil can be applied to garden plants during the growing season to manage insects like these leafhoppers.  Photo credit:  photo courtesy of MelindaMyers.com by Melinda Myers You plant and tend your garden hoping to enjoy a bountiful harvest and beautiful blooms. Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and […]

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Some Washington state parks open for outdoor recreation

Select Washington State Parks and public lands reopened May 5 for dispersed outdoor recreation. Visitors and Washington State residents continue to be encouraged to enjoy nature and outdoor recreation close to home while the “stay-home” order is still in effect through May 31. The following is a summary of what’s open vs. what’s temporarily closed. […]

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Whatcom Arts Project seeks to uplift community

As a gift to the community, during Washington State’s Stay Home – Stay Safe Order, Bellingham and Whatcom County artists, musicians, actors, storytellers, dancers, filmmakers, performers and arts supporters have come together to create the Whatcom Arts Project. Free, daily online content is available on Facebook and on a webpage through this campaign to uplift, […]