Leadership Spotlight Series

Harvest Pierce County supports 82 community gardens representing over 15 acres of land, the majority of which use Tagro products to grow food for family, friends and food banks.  Between the Farm program and the Garden program – 67,000 pounds of food was grown for donation to school cafeterias and food banks.  That’s not counting all the food from the gleaning program harvested from fruit trees and farms. This is the kind of work that Kristen McIvor, Urban Agriculture and Local Access Program Director, gets to be a part of at Harvest Pierce County.  

Leadership Spotlight Series

Olympic Ag LLC is 16 miles up the Wynoochee River Valley just north of Montesano, Washington.  As a recently permitted Beneficial Use Facility (BUF) and land application site that provides winter storage of biosolids, Olympic Ag is providing an alternative for local biosolids generators in Western Washington that typically must travel long, and often treacherous routes to transport their biosolids to BUFs in Eastern Washington. In the spring the stored biosolids will be land applied to the surrounding 100 plus acres of farm land.

Regulations Corner - March 2019

Regulations Corner

EPA Releases PFAS Action Plan
U.S. EPA released their PFAS Action Plan February 2019 with the purpose of "describing EPA's approach to identifying and understanding PFAS, approaches to addressing current PFAS contamination, preventing future contamination, and effectively communicating with the public about PFAS." Among the actions, media other than drinking water are included with specific actions to:


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By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.

Leadership Spotlight Series

In junior high school Mike Van Ham, now president of SYLVIS, took a career class.  He answered a series of questions and the teacher cross-referenced the answers to identify the appropriate occupation.  He had to do the test twice.  The first occupation was “ambassador”.  Mike figured out what an ambassador did, but no one could tell him where to go or how to become one.  The teacher asked him to do the same test again.  The second time the teacher informed him that he should be a mechanic. And so he started down the path of repairing automotive engines.

I Love CIPRO

By Sally Brown, University of Washington

Abstracts of these resources are available in the searchable Information Portal offered to Northwest Biosolids members.