Thistles are common, recognizable weeds in the San Juan Islands, yet there are several thistles that are native to the US, one of which is located in the county. Our local native is known as Indian, short-style or clustered thistle (Cirsium brevistylum) and can be confused with bull thistle (C. vulgare).
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States and provinces on the Pacific Ocean will gather from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in Seattle to discuss emerging issues in energy and how best to protect the West Coast from oil spills.
(Public News Service) SEATTLE - Another deadline is approaching in the lengthy court battle to protect endangered Northwest wild salmon species, and this week the federal government has done its part to meet it by submitting a draft version of an updated plan.
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) will test how well BP Shipping can mount a rapid, aggressive and well-coordinated response on Sept. 10 to a simulated collision and oil spill near the entrance to Rosario Strait.
(Public News Service) SEATTLE - Puget Sound may have a lot of problems in terms of pollution, but a cure is well under way for one of them. In the last year, about 200 lost or abandoned fishing nets have been rounded up by teams of expert divers. It's slow going, because it is no small task to locate the nets by sonar and safely untangle them from their longtime resting places.