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What To Do When It Rains

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

With summer coming to a close, here in the Pacific Northwest that means we’re welcoming back the rain. And it can be quite the disheartening time for the outdoor enthusiast. Thankfully, Coast recently published a new article that should help alleviate some of the coming rainy day blues.

The article, Rainy Day Activities for Outdoor Enthusiasts, lists a number of alternative activities that adventurers might enjoy if the weather should deter them from their preferred outdoor activities. Some of the article’s suggestions include:


Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Father’s Day is this weekend! If you’re like me, you probably have a few gift ideas that you immediately default to in a pinch. For many, it’s the necktie. But really, how many more ties do our fathers need?

So for those struggling to find the perfect gift for Dear Old Dad, or if you’re looking to give him something he’ll really enjoy, Coast has a number of great suggestions for you. We wrote an informative and helpful article about selecting the right gift for fathers. Since they come in all shapes, sizes, characters, and personalities, every dad will enjoy something a little different from the rest. And Coast, believe it or not, has something for everyone. Whether he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, climbing — even reading, writing, or watching TV — it doesn’t matter, Coast has a gift for your pa.


WDFW: Free Sturgeon Fest

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Come join the Washington Department of Fish and Game (WDFW) on May 30 and 31 to celebrate the 13th annual Sturgeon Festival in Vancouver, Washington. The event is free and will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Water Resources Education Center on SE Columbia Way.

The City of Vancouver is hosting the event with help from WDFW. WDFW says the event is a popular one and includes entertaining and educational activities for all ages like the Wild on Wildlife bird presentation, puppet shows, Portland Audubon Birds of Prey, the Creature Feature Reptile Zoo, and Chinook Tribal Lore.


Washington Honors Environmental Educator

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

The Washington state Senate recently adopted a resolution that honors environmental educator Dr. Margaret Tudor for her leadership in developing statewide science standards and promoting outdoor education.

According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tudor has been instrumental in changing the direction of scientific education in Washington’s public school system.


Idaho: Bald Eagle is Back

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

Thirteen adult bald eagles were identified along the Snake River in north-central Idaho as per a mid-winter survey completed January 15, reports the Idaho Fish and Game.

According to Joel Sauder, a biologist for the Fish and Game, that’s well above the long-term average of nine.


Teachers: Trout It Out

Friday, November 7th, 2008
Photo by Susan Bradnam

Photo by Susan Bradnam

Many are familiar with the end result of a pole and fishing gear, but what about the before the catch?  How much do people know about the life cycles of fish?  An upcoming Idaho program will equip students to experience the process from the beginning.


LED Emergency Lights A Good Idea

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Disasters can happen at any time to anyone, anywhere. If you find yourself in the midst of a disaster or emergency situation, the last thing you want is to be looking around in messy drawers for a flashlight – or bulbs or batteries for the flashlight. It’s important that you keep an emergency kit that contains a LED emergency light for these instances. LED lights are great for this purpose – they are bright and the bulbs last much longer. The bulbs burn cool and LED lights use much less battery energy. There are also wind-up LED lights that you can purchase which don’t need any batteries at all.

The most important thing is to keep your emergency LED light somewhere safe, where you will have easy access to it. Not only good for emergency situations or disasters, if your power goes out, being able to locate a flashlight easily will save you a lot of time and trouble. It can be difficult to find things in the dark, so it is best to keep your LED light somewhere you will easily find it, such as on a peg by the front door, or in with your emergency kit (usually a bag or backpack near the exits in your home). If you have a LED light that requires batteries, make sure that you have a fresh set with your LED light.