In 2021, Soundkeeper will continue to advance our plastics agenda and advocate for environmental justice. We are also poised to watchdog and defend essential funding to protect clean water.
Puget Soundkeeper is proud to be an endorser of the Presidential Plastics Action Plan, outlining the eight bold actions President-elect Joe Biden can take to address the plastic pollution crisis and be a #PlasticFreePresident.
The 2020 Trash Report details the work of the 327 volunteers who participated in Puget Sound ICC efforts from September through October of this year. In comparison to previous years, overall totals are different due to COVID-19, but volunteers safely cleaned up 297 miles of shoreline and removed 3,008 pounds of trash.
The Trump administration has helped revive Pebble Mine, a project that could devastate Bristol Bay—the most productive salmon fishery in all of Alaska, and the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. Pebble Mine is a proposed massive open-pit copper and gold mine that would be located in the headwaters of Bristol Bay.
King County is developing a new long-term plan called the Clean Water Plan. The Plan will be the County’s new wastewater comprehensive plan, guiding water infrastructure investments in the County for decades to come. This is a critical time for our waters, but King County has failed to provide sufficient information for the public to be able to understand, meaningfully comment, and fully participate in this process.
On this day we will be meeting with legislators to advocate for bills that protect our waterways, salmon, and orca. Receive hands-on advocacy training, meet with your legislators, and connect with like-minded advocates and members from across the state. Now more than ever, we must take action together, and fight for the health of our waters!
In May 2019, without giving notice to tribes, state officials, water quality advocates, citizens or …