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Ecology releases draft EISs on proposed oil projects

Two thick studies from the state Department of Ecology weighing the impact of two crude oil storage facilities proposed for the Port of Grays Harbor were released on Monday, marking the beginning of a public comment period that could determine whether the facilities — and a new industry — will come to the area.
 

Heritage Barn Restoration grants now available

The Washington State Department of Archaeology &Historic Preservation (DAHP) announced this week that applications to request funding through the Heritage Barn Rehabilitation Grant Program are available. Part of the state’s Heritage Barn Preservation Initiative established in 2007, the grant program assists with rehabilitation projects designed to stabilize and preserve designated heritage barns across the state.