Yakima River salmon travel thousands of miles to get home but encounter a roadblock in the warm water of the Yakima. As they wait in the Columbia River for temperatures to drop, fish age rapidly and are vulnerable to sportfishing, according to the conservation district.
The money will pay to enhance two pockets of cooler water upstream from the mouth of the Yakima to serve as “rest stops” for salmon migrating to spawning grounds.
The district is receiving additional federal funding for the breakfasts and lunches it is making available for all children under the age of 18 while schools are in an online learning format. The contribution will help defray additional costs from those efforts, such as food containers, sacks and thermal packaging.
Nutrition services staff are providing weekly meal packets on Fridays to thousands of families at most RSD schools. The program started with providing a breakfast and lunch for every school day in a given week and will expand to include weekend meals on Oct. 2.
The donation specifically came from the Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative and its Help Feed Families During the Crisis fundraiser.
Adam Lincoln also worked as assistant to the city manager for the city of Lakewood. For over a decade, Lincoln has worked at the federal, state and local levels of government.
Lincoln is active within the city management profession and belongs to several municipal management organizations. He earned his master of public administration degree from the University of Washington Evans School of Governance and Public Policy and his bachelor’s from Western Washington University. His first day on the job in Pasco is Oct. 30.
Morrison’s service to the ASTE organization has included reviewing proposals, presenting and presiding at annual meetings, serving on and chairing committees, serving as a regional director for two terms and on the ASTE board of directors for three years.
Firestone became a board member after having been involved with ASTE since beginning in graduate school. During his first ASTE conference, he was able to stand-in for an advisor on a panel. Firestone was originally elected to be the director of the Northwest Region of ASTE (NWASTE). There are three positions on the ASTE board that are filled with these regional directors on a rotating basis.
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