City, state leaders champion legislation to clean Washington state waterways

Potential legislation would provide funding to local governments to remove derelict structures out of waterways and help restore the environment.

TACOMA, Wash. — The remains of the Dickman Mill are a fixture in Christian Farrier’s commute.

Farrier recently moved to Tacoma from Los Angeles and works as a teacher at the Science and Math Institute.

As he rides his bike to and from the Institute, Farrier says he’s come to appreciate the view of the pilings coming out of the water.

“I see it every morning, and every afternoon,” he said. “It’s pretty, it’s part of my commute, it’s one of the

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