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Assistant Curator Dave Meadows feeds the northern leopard frogs their daily diet of crickets. (Credit: Lauren Gallup / NWPB)

Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild

At Northwest Trek in Eatonville, Washington, there are about 300 northern leopard frogs, named for their spotted skin, swimming around in four tanks and getting ready for their new home.
The frogs are part of a conservation project that Northwest Trek is partnering with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Zoo and Washington State University on. The goal is to restore this native species, which became endangered in the state in 1999. Continue Reading Northern leopard frogs growing leaps and bounds at Northwest Trek, preparing for re-release in the wild

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Attendees of Pan con Café sit with Blanca Sagastizado during a spring meeting. (Credit: Claudia Miller)

Support outside of the classroom: how one western Washington school district aims to help families

Just minutes away from busy Pacific Avenue in Pierce County, the Franklin Pierce School district administration office sits inside a nondescript, gray building. Inside, a group of women are gathered in a conference room Thursday morning, eating brightly colored Pan Dulce, laughing and sharing their trials and tribulations. Blanca Sagastizado, a family resource navigator for the district, floats around the group of moms – hugging them, catching up and offering tea and coffee. Continue Reading Support outside of the classroom: how one western Washington school district aims to help families

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MMIW/P gattering in Seattle

DOJ’s Regional Outreach program will strengthen investigation of MMIP cases in eastern Washington

Eastern Washington is part of the Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Regional Outreach Program recently announced by the U.S. Department of Justice. The program will provide more resources and specialized support to address the crisis in the Northwest. Continue Reading DOJ’s Regional Outreach program will strengthen investigation of MMIP cases in eastern Washington

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