THE SITUATION: A major key to staying active is avoiding injuries. More and more people are discovering that a foam roller is a great way to stretch those back and leg muscles to combat the stress that comes from running, cycling and other repetitive-motion sports. Till now the rollers have been basic cylinders made of foam. But a new design may change that thinking.
Saturday was the opening day of the lowland lake trout fishing season. While many lakes are open year-round, this marked the unofficial opening day of trout season for many anglers. More than 3.8 million catchable-size trout have been stocked statewide, including more than 388,000 in Pierce and Thurston county waters. Learn more about the trout opener at thenewstribune.com/outdoors.
You can celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day, National Parks Week and local parks in one event by taking part in the 15th annual Parks Appreciation Day in Pierce County. The event will run from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at locations across the county.