WSU Extension Mason County provides outreach and educational resources for the communities we serve. Our research-based publications and workshops offer practical guidance for protecting natural resources associated with streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and marine waters. Topics of special interest include:
- Washington’s Water
- Mason County Shore Stewards Program
- Septic Systems
- Watershed management
- Rain Gardens
- Shoreline Living
- Stormwater and Low Impact Development
Water Resources Educator
Close call, but Hood Canal may escape a major fish kill this fall, Kitsap Sun, September 7. 2016.
Solutions sought for fish-blocking Hood Canal bridge, Kitsap Sun, August 18, 2016.
Saving salmon in the wild – is chum the king?, WSU News, August 16, 2016.
The Blob That Cooked the Pacific, National Geographic Magazine, September 2016.
Groundwater contamination poses risk to Pacific Northwest ocean waters, study says, OregonLive, August 4, 2016.
Invasive stowaways threaten Puget Sound ecosystem, Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, August 2, 2016.
Hood Canal changes color from growth of white plankton, Kitsap Sun, July 31, 2016.
The proper use of crab pots means extra crabs for the dinner plate, Kitsap Sun, July 29, 2016.
Washington seeks federal protection for Puget Sound, Dept. of Ecology News Release, July 21, 2016.
Killer whale miscarriages linked to low food supply, Encyclopedia of Puget Sound, July 20, 2016.
Sea-Tac International Becomes First ‘Salmon-Safe’ Airport in the U.S., KPLU, June 28, 2016.
Olympia oysters fare better than Pacifics in acidified oceans, Kitsap Sun, June 25, 2016.
Green blacktop fights polluted water runoff, WSU News, June 7, 2016.