STORIES FROM THE PEOPLE PROTECTING AND RECOVERING PUGET SOUND

Headshot of Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership.

Dear partners,

This week, May 8–12, is Puget Sound Day on the Hill, an annual event organized by the Partnership and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Representatives from tribes, state agencies, local governments, nonprofits, and businesses, along with concerned residents, travel to Washington, D.C., to lend their voices in support of action to save Puget Sound and uphold tribal treaty rights.

Last year, Congress delivered some big wins for Puget Sound recovery, passing parts of the PUGET SOS Act and substantially increasing funding for recovery—including $54 million for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Puget Sound Geographic Program, which helps fund projects that improve water quality, enhance fish passage, increase salmon habitat, and protect shorelines.  

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Photo of Casey Sixkiller, at left, administrator for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency region 10, and Kadi Bizyayeva, council member and fisheries manager for the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.
Q4 Issue 2023
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Puget Sound Day on the Sound

Representatives from federal and state agencies, Tribes, and local governments convened in Tacoma on Tuesday, Oct. 10 for the third annual “Puget Sound Day on the Sound” event. Over the course of several panel discussions, participants spoke about opportunities to better coordinate and align resources to accelerate Puget Sound recovery and support Tribal treaty rights.

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Headshot photo of Nora Nickum, senior ocean policy manager at the Seattle Aquarium and author of books and magazine articles for kids.
Q2 Issue 2023
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Making Waves Conversations: Nora Nickum on her new book, “Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest”

This episode of Making Waves Conversations features an interview between Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, and Nora Nickum, senior ocean policy manager at the Seattle Aquarium and author of books and magazine articles for kids. In the interview, Laura and Nora discuss Nora’s new book, “Superpod: Saving the Endangered Orcas of the Pacific Northwest;” orca recovery; and what it takes to make scientific information accessible for all readers.

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Screenshot from the Puget Sound Geographic Program funds at work video, showing an aerial shot of a boat travelling through Puget Sound.
Q2 Issue 2023
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Puget Sound Geographic Program funds at work

The National Estuary Program and the Puget Sound Geographic Program have provided key funding for hundreds of projects throughout the Puget Sound region. Our new video highlights a few of the people and projects that are putting that funding to work and making a difference to the health of the Puget Sound ecosystem.

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