Puget Sound Day on the Hill: Bringing federal attention to Puget Sound

For the last six years, the Puget Sound Partnership and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission have held an event that draws attendees from around the Puget Sound region and across the state: Puget Sound Day on the Hill. Puget Sound Day on the Hill raises awareness about the need for sustained federal investment in Puget […]

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.

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.

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.

Orca Recovery Day brings people together for collective action

https://youtu.be/27jimS0QtoI The Southern Resident orcas that call Puget Sound home are critically endangered. For the last few years, Washington Conservation Districts—along with dozens of non-profit and agency partners—have provided folks the chance to take action on this critical issue through Orca Recovery Day. Orca Recovery Day 2020 was a little different. Around 1,160 people participated […]

Puget Sound is losing its kelp, but there’s a plan to save it

Did you know that some kelp species are among the largest of all seaweeds? And did you know Washington state is home to 22 species of kelp, which means there are more kelp species here than anywhere in the world except for Japan? Or that kelp not only provides a home for many species of […]

Restoring a natural shoreline brings both people and fish back to Bowman Bay

https://youtu.be/nPrN8GY-W00 In 2017, the Northwest Straits Foundation, Skagit Marine Resources Committee, Washington State Parks, and Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group completed a restoration project at the beach at Bowman Bay in Deception Pass State Park. The purpose of the project was to remove a line of large rocks—which is known as rip-rap—from the shoreline and return […]

How our sense of place can help us restore Puget Sound

Puget Sound is a unique place. It’s one of the largest estuaries in the nation, a mix of freshwater from rivers and streams and saltwater from the Pacific. Iconic wildlife species call Puget Sound home: salmon, shellfish, and orcas, among many others. The Puget Sound region offers many options for outdoor recreation, with its mountains, […]

PSAR critical habitat and restoration projects help communities, salmon, and the economy

We’re pleased to announce the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) program’s large capital ranked project list for 2021–23. This list includes eight large, regionally significant projects from around Puget Sound that will contribute to salmon recovery. You can view the full list in detail here. This list contains nearly $40M in key habitat projects. […]

Communications Manager Letter

I want to thank you for reading the inaugural issue of Making Waves, the Puget Sound Partnership’s new online magazine. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on the people and work that is bringing us closer to a healthy and vibrant Puget Sound. With a full understanding of the enormity of the task, we […]