More education is a key to protecting Oakland Bay

by Tim Flanagan on June 25, 2009

The Kitsap Sun has this item in the Bainbridge Conversation blog:

The Spokane woman reported missing Tuesday after leaving her car aboard a ferry on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle route was found around 12:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

An officer with the Lake Forest Park Police Department found Amy Story, pill 27, at Lake Forest Park Market, according to a Washington State Patrol press release. Police had been dispatched to the area to check on a woman who was seen walking in the street and hitchhiking.

When the officer arrived, Story identified herself and said her car had been stolen from a ferry.

More follow-up coverage:

Missing ferry passenger found OK near Seattle

Seattle Times – ‎2 hours ago‎

The Spokane woman who left her car on a ferry in Seattle and disappeared was found hitchhiking at Lake Forest Park, north of Seattle.

Missing ferry passenger found unharmed

Seattle Times – ‎5 hours ago‎

A Spokane woman who went missing from a Washington State Ferry on Monday was found unharmed early today oustide a store in Lake Forest Park, a suburb north

A 27-year-old woman reported missing after leaving a ferry in

Seattle Post Intelligencer – ‎2 hours ago‎

According to the State Patrol, Amy Story was thought to be missing after her car was left aboard a ferry arriving in Seattle. They’ve asked that anyone with

Woman missing from ferry spotted in Seattle, Shoreline

Seattle Times – Lewis Kamb – ‎Jun 24, 2009‎

A woman who went missing from a Washington State Ferry on Monday was captured on surveillance video in Seattle and Shoreline as recently as 10 am Tuesday,

Woman Missing From Ferry Found in Seattle

Kitsap Sun – ‎2 hours ago‎

By Kitsap Sun staff SEATTLE — The Spokane woman reported missing after leaving her car aboard a ferry on the Bainbridge Island-Seattle Tuesday run was found

Missing Spokane woman found

KXLY – ‎3 hours ago‎

Entertainment News from AP Entertainment News from AP SEATTLE — A Spokane woman, who was reported missing after exiting a ferry boat in Seattle,

woman spotted near Seattle

The Spokesman Review – Richard Roesler – ‎13 hours ago‎

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Patrol said a missing 27-year-old Spokane woman who left her car and walked off a ferry was spotted Tuesday in Shoreline,

The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission brings us this story:

SHELTON – People living along Oakland Bay don’t think they have anything to do with a significant increase in pollution in the bay, illness
according to a survey by the Sa-Heh-Wa-mish Stewardship Initiative and the Squaxin Island Tribe.

“We have direct evidence that the human population around the bay contributes to water pollution, dermatologist
but it’s hard for people to connect their individual actions with the problem, healing ” said John Konovsky, environmental program manager for the tribe. Recent studies have identified human and livestock fecal coliform as a source of pollution threatening Oakland Bay.

“We can’t clean up Oakland Bay without the help of all the landowners in the watershed,” said Andy Whitener, natural resources director for the tribe. “The first step is to be able to draw the link between where the pollution is coming from and the impact it’s having on human health and people’s jobs.” Oakland Bay is the largest producer of manila clams in the country and private shellfish farmers are among the largest employers in Mason County.

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