Across Washington State, salmon are on the brink of extinction. Protecting and restoring riparian lands — the land next to rivers and streams — is our best hope to bring them back! Governor Jay Inslee introduced a bill (SB 5727 and HB 1838) that he named the Lorraine Loomis Act in tribute to salmon advocate, Swinomish Tribe …

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“Every important change in our society, for the good, at least, has taken place because of popular pressure — pressure from below, from the great mass of people.” –Edward Abbey. Our culture shames “lobbying” and law-making because corporate interests and polluters stoke cynicism around the practice. But who does this benefit? The same forces work to weaken …

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Mismanaged and excessive packaging waste harms our environment, health, and economies across the globe, particularly in developing countries. Here in Washington State, we’re experiencing a perfect storm: the rising cost of waste management coupled with stagnant or even decreasing services. Not everyone in Washington has equal access to waste management and recycling services. Mismanaged packaging …

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RENEW Recycling Act bill would modernize our recycling system and reduce waste  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2022 Contacts: Senator Mona Das, (360) 786-7692  Representative Liz Berry, (206) 709-5260  Pam Clough, Environment Washington, pclough@environmentwashington.org, (215) 431-7104  Giovanni Severino, Latino Community Fund of Washington, giovanni@latinocommunityfund.org, (509) 949-2413   Sara Holzknecht, Oceana, sholzknecht@oceana.org, (206) 962-9047  Alyssa Barton, Puget …

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Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Files Appeal Seeking Stronger Controls, Sooner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 22, 2021 Contacts: Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone, Puget Soundkeeper Communications Manager  206.297.7002 x109 nicole@pugetsoundkeeper.org Janette Brimmer, Earthjustice Senior Attorney  206.290.3749 jbrimmer@earthjustice.org Olympia, WA (December 22, 20021) — Today, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance challenged a permit issued by the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) that allows …

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Puget Soundkeeper settled with Boeing’s Military Delivery Center (Boeing MDC) in 2020, announcing that Boeing would pay $750,000 to King County. This settlement made possible the timely completion of the Lones Levee Setback and Floodplain Restoration Project. Removing the levee creates over 20 acres of salmon habitat in South King County, along the Green River. …

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In early November, teams of Puget Soundkeeper volunteers bundle up and head to Seattle-area beaches during a late-night low tide. They’ll hammer in cages of native mussels for our annual mussel monitoring program. Why? Because mussels are a great tool for figuring out what’s in our water. These cages, retrieved in February, are part of …

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After a summer of successful cleanups, we’re turning our attention to a critical monitoring project: salmon surveys. Salmon Surveys Puget Soundkeeper Stewardship Coordinator Gillian Flippo says that survey data will help protect salmon in the future. So, what exactly are we looking for? Each October, teams of dedicated volunteers survey Longfellow Creek in the Highpoint …

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Puget Soundkeeper cordially invites you to tonight’s 7pm auction and virtual gala! Join us right from our website homepage. We’re wrapping up a month of events, celebrations, and actions. Tonight is your last chance to bid on exclusive auction items and raise your paddle for clean water. We’re also introducing Executive Director Sean Dixon and …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2021 Contacts: Pam Clough, Environment Washington, pclough@environmentwashington.org, (215) 431-7104 Giovanni Severino, Latino Community Fund of Washington, giovanni@latinocommunityfund.org, (509) 949-2413 Sara Holzknecht, Oceana, sholzknecht@oceana.org, (206) 962-9047 Alyssa Barton, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, alyssa@pugetsoundkeeper.org, (206) 297-7002 x114 Laura Austin, Seattle Aquarium, l.austin@seattleaquarium.org, (206) 386-4329 Gus Gates, Surfrider Foundation, ggates@surfrider.org, (541) 999-0272 Heather Trim, …

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