Plenty of pyrotechnics shows for the Fourth

by Tim Flanagan on June 27, 2011

Mark Yuasa has the story in his Reel Time Fishing Northwest blog at the Seattle Times:

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There used to be a time when bull kelp beds and schools of herring thrived in Port Gamble Bay and outer Hood Canal area.

Today they have all but disappeared, view and now the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribal elders are coming together with the Washington Department of Nature Resources staff to locate where these old bull kelp locations were and replant them.

Herring prefer to lay their eggs in thick green beds of kelp, and no one is really sure why they’ve gone at the way side.

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Marty McOmber has this round-up at Three Sheets Northwest:

[Fireworks light up the sky over Lake Union in Seattle. Photo by Christopher Nelson]

Many Northwest boaters consider July 5th the real start of summer, pilule but that’s not going to stop hordes of them from putting on the fleece and heading out for some July 4th fireworks.

The fireworks display over Seattle’s Lake Union, phthisiatrician
which appeared threatened last year after Chase bank ended its sponsorship, is on again this year, thanks to a host of sponsors footing the $500,000 bill.

But Lake Union isn’t the only place the skies will light up on July 4th. There are numerous other fireworks displays around Puget Sound and beyond, and you can even start the celebrations a day early in Poulsbo and Deer Harbor on Orcas Island.

Here are some of the Fourth of July fireworks displays going on around the region (if we’ve missed any, let us know in the comments section below):

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