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Rain Gardens Work!

Rain Gardens Work!

Posted by tbancroft@pugetsound.org at Jul 24, 2012 02:40 PM |

Whenever I return to the Puget Sound region from a trip away, I am again reminded what a beautiful natural wonder we live in. This recognition for me just hammers home our need to protect this resource. Let’s take stormwater pollution, for example. We know that polluted runoff loads toxic chemicals into our waterways or causes flashy flows that impact salmon habitat. But there are easy fixes that you can easily and beautifully do in our own yards to protect creeks, rivers and Puget Sound.

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Shorelines 101 for Summer Interns

Posted by fmckay@pugetsound.org at Jul 23, 2012 03:36 PM |

Hi, my name is Anshuman, and I am an intern for People For Puget Sound for this summer. I am a student from the Duke University, and came all the way from the east coast to make my contribution to the protection of Puget Sound.

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Your tax dollars: Saving Puget Sound?

Posted by tbancroft@pugetsound.org at Jun 08, 2012 05:25 PM |

The Puget Sound Partnership is Washington State’s government agency in charge of restoring Puget Sound. In this latest legislative session, the Partnership was a target for significant budget cuts. People For Puget Sound and many environmental groups expended a lot of time and money to protect the Partnership even though there have been some disappointments with the agency in the past.

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Knowledge is power, and We Make it Fun

Knowledge is power, and We Make it Fun

Posted by tbancroft@pugetsound.org at May 22, 2012 02:50 PM |

5/22/2012: Knowledge is Power, and We Make it Fun! One way we have been doing it in the past few months is a series of science presentations in local pubs on topics like Otter DNA, Noise and Orcas, and Impacts of Ocean Acidification.

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 A major oil spill could wipe out killer whales in Puget Sound

A major oil spill could wipe out killer whales in Puget Sound

Posted by Tom Bancroft at Apr 26, 2012 03:00 AM |

04/27/2012: This realization hit me hard in the midst of a recent meeting as I was listening with other scientists to a presentation on the recovery of resident killer whales in Prince William Sound in Alaska.

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It's time again - Storming the Sound Central/West

Posted by fmckay@pugetsound.org at Mar 16, 2012 04:50 PM |

3/18/2012: You’ll want to be there when Puget Sound educators gather this month at Storming the Sound IslandWood to learn, network, eat and explore together.

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Everything has its place

Everything has its place

Posted by fmckay@pugetsound.org at Feb 29, 2012 10:38 AM |

For years, People For Puget Sound has been protecting Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits as a special place. Are there even more special places within this special place? Increasingly, marine ecosystems throughout the world are being managed in accordance with the concepts of Marine Spatial Planning.

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REEF in Puget Sound - Citizen Science Underwater

REEF in Puget Sound - Citizen Science Underwater

Posted by dtodd@pugetsound.org at Feb 13, 2012 04:15 PM |

It's like Birding, Underwater, with Fish! Over 700 of your NW neighbors are actively monitoring our marine life from below. Find out more about it and how you can join them.

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Outreach and Enablement at this Year's Lobby Day

Outreach and Enablement at this Year's Lobby Day

Posted by dtodd@pugetsound.org at Feb 08, 2012 12:06 PM |

First Timer Robert Franco -Tayar joined 299 other Citizen Lobbyists in Olympia at this years Legislative Lobby Day.

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What’s So Great about Native Plants?

What’s So Great about Native Plants?

Posted by dtodd@pugetsound.org at Jan 31, 2012 12:40 PM |

Why do we care about native plants vs "invasives?" Why do we plant one and yank the other? Sound Steward Katrina Beach explains the unique value of natives to the entire ecosystem.

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How Mushrooms Can Help Save the Sound

Posted by dtodd@pugetsound.org at Jan 19, 2012 11:55 AM |

Restoration Ecologist Rachel Benbrook explains the new science of using mushroom mycelia to remediate toxins and restore soil quality.

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People Power Needed In Olympia

People Power Needed In Olympia

Posted by dtodd@pugetsound.org at Jan 05, 2012 03:35 PM |

Advocacy Manager Rein Attemann rallies all of us to join Lobby Day 2012 and hold our legislators accountable to our environmental priorities in the face of unprecedented budget deficits.

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