STORIES FROM THE PEOPLE PROTECTING AND RECOVERING PUGET SOUND
Screenshot from the Action Agenda video, showing a shot of Puget Sound water. with text overlaid that says, "Puget Sound is a special place."
Q4 Issue 2022
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An introduction to the 2022-2026 Action Agenda

The 2022-2026 Action Agenda is our community’s shared plan to advance Puget Sound recovery over the next four years. With bold leadership and collaboration at all levels, coordinating our efforts, and acting urgently, Puget Sound can be a resilient ecosystem that supports healthy and diverse human communities and the habitats and species that we care about.

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Cover image for the 2022-2026 Action Agenda, which features a photo of Mount Rainier above the waters of Puget Sound, and an overlaid text banner that says, "2022-2026 Action Agenda for Puget Sound."
Q4 Issue 2022
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Making Waves Conversations: Laura Blackmore and Dennis McLerran discuss the 2022-2026 Action Agenda

This episode of Making Waves Conversations features an interview with Laura Blackmore, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, and Dennis McLerran, chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council. In the interview, Laura and Dennis discuss what they find most exciting about the new Action Agenda and how it will help guide funding for recovery.

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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
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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
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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
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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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