PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND BLOGS & POINTS OF VIEW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Timer Robert Franco -Tayar joined 299 other Citizen Lobbyists in Olympia at this years Legislative Lobby Day.
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.
Restoration Ecologist Rachel Benbrook explains the new science of using mushroom mycelia to remediate toxins and restore soil quality.