Coral fuchsia flowers bloom in the Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Garden, Seattle, Washington. The species is one of the more than 500 species and 1,500 varieties of plants from around the world installed in the botanical garden. The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum awarded Level II accreditation to the botanical garden, for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens.
Washington State University (WSU) students in Pullman can expect to hear sounds of new construction at the former Johnson Hall site, as the next phase of its replacement with the new Plant Sciences Building begins spring 2024.
The President’s Budget request for Fiscal Year 2025 includes $500 million for construction of a downstream fish passage facility at Howard A. Hanson Dam on the Green River. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District project will restore the biological connection to more than 100 miles of high-quality salmon spawning habitat upriver from the dam, which currently is a barrier to migrating salmon.
An Emergency Response Towing Vessel (ERTV) stands ready 24/7 on the northwestern Olympic Peninsula point in the Port of Neah Bay to quickly respond to disabled or distressed vessels. But a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to improve navigation by deepening the harbor entrance channel will improve ERTV readiness and maneuvering during low tides.
The $12 million Yakima River Gap-to-Gap Ecosystem Restoration Project will restore ecosystem process, structure, and function in the river’s gap-to-gap reach. It includes removing and realigning levees, removing spur dikes, restoring and reconnecting 320 acres of floodplains and reconnecting wetlands.

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