STORIES FROM THE PEOPLE PROTECTING AND RECOVERING PUGET SOUND
A gloved hand points at an Olympia oyster on the beach
Q4 Issue 2021
kevin hyde

Restoring the Olympia, Washington’s only native oyster

The Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, is the only oyster native to Washington. Its historical range stretches from the coasts of British Columbia down to Southern California. Before the arrival of white settlers in Washington, there may have been 20,000 acres of Olympia oysters living throughout the bays and inlets of Puget Sound.

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A microscopic photo of a copepod, a type of zooplankton
Q4 Issue 2021
kevin hyde

Monitoring the tiny creatures at the base of the food web can have a big impact

Zooplankton are a diverse group of small organisms that drift in marine and freshwater and feed on phytoplankton (plant plankton) and other zooplankton. This group includes jellyfish and comb-jellies, small crustaceans like copepods and krill, the larval forms of crabs and oysters, the larval or juvenile forms of some fish, and many other organisms.

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A large group of volunteers, both adults and children, work on planting conifer saplings at the South Prairie Creek Preserve property
Q4 Issue 2021
kevin hyde

Pierce Conservation District, breaking new ground

Last year, Pierce Conservation District became the first of its kind in the nation to create a carbon credit program. As one of 45 conservation districts in Washington State and approximately 3,000 nationwide, this is a big win in the fight against climate change for the state.

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Salish Sea School students and faculty take notes and record data on the deck of a boat out on the water in Puget Sound
Q4 Issue 2021
kevin hyde

The Salish Sea School, inspired by orcas

Born and raised in Virginia, Amy Eberling’s love of the ocean began on family trips to the Assateague and Chincoteague Islands. Although she may not have realized it at the time, those experiences planted a seed that would later bloom into The Salish Sea School.

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Q2 Issue 2021
Chase Nuuhiwa

Making Waves Conversations: Anji Moraes

Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, speaks with Anji Moraes, senior program officer at Vulcan Inc. They discuss salmon recovery, the removal of obsolete dams in the Pacific Northwest, and how infrastructure can help with salmon recovery and climate change adaptation. This interview was recorded on March 23, 2021.

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Q2 Issue 2021
Chase Nuuhiwa

Making Waves Conversations: Governor Jay Inslee

Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, speaks with Governor Jay Inslee. In their conversation, they discuss the important connections between climate change, Puget Sound recovery, and environmental justice. This interview was recorded on March 8, 2021.

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Q2 Issue 2021
Chase Nuuhiwa

Making Waves Conversations: David Troutt

Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, speaks with David Troutt, natural resources director for the Nisqually Indian Tribe. In their conversation, they discuss salmon recovery, climate change, and moving I-5 off the Nisqually Delta. This interview was recorded on February 25, 2021.

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Puget Sound Recovery Community Spotlight Stories

RESOURCES AND UPDATES FROM AROUND THE PUGET SOUND RECOVERY COMMUNITY

STRATEGIC INITIATIVES OF THE PUGET SOUND NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM

Strategic Initiatives of the Puget Sound National Estuary Program blog

WASHINGTON INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL

Washington Invasive Species Council website

About invasive species

How Invasive Species Threaten Salmon

Report an invasive species sighting

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Puget Sound Local Climate Change Needs Analysis Report

Building Green Cities

Critical areas adaptive management training workshops

Hazard Mitigation Integration Plan Resource Handbook

Puget Sound Mapping Project

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

Reducing nutrients in Puget Sound

Ecology and Climate Change

Environmental Justice at Ecology

Ecology’s Blog

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Duckabush Estuary Restoration

WDFW’s killer whale policy lead elected to chair Puget Sound Partnership’s Ecosystem Coordination Board

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Washington Shellfish Safety Map

Shellfish Program

Environmental Justice

Climate and Health

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

MyCoast App Helps Smart Phone Users Keep Puget Sound Clean

Introducing the Washington 100 — wa100.dnr.wa.gov

Rule Change to Sustain Dredged Material Disposal

Investing in Derelict Vessel Removal

DNR Legislation for Climate Resiliency and Salmon Recovery

WASHINGTON STATE RECREATION AND CONSERVATION OFFICE

State of Salmon in Watersheds

Recently Awarded Salmon Recovery Grants

WASHINGTON STORMWATER CENTER

Participate in the ad hoc process for 2024 municipal stormwater permit reissuance process:


Washington Stormwater Center testimony regarding chemical contaminants and coho mortality (starts at 2:03:15)