Puget Sound Partnership

Environment
5:01 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Head Of EPA Tours Puget Sound, Supports Congressional Cleanup Caucus

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy touring Commencement Bay on August 13, 2014, with Puget Sound Partnership Executive Director Sheida Sahandy in the background.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU News

She’s been called President Obama’s “green quarterback.” Gina McCarthy is the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and she's known for tackling sources of climate change. And now she’s shining a light on efforts to clean up Puget Sound.

McCarthy met with government officials and community groups in Tacoma on Wednesday and toured Commencement Bay by boat to learn more about what still needs to be done. 

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Environment
5:41 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

State Of Our Salmon The Focus Of 2-Day Puget Sound Partnership Meeting

File image of Puget Sound.
Ted S. Warren AP Photo

Puget Sound Partnership, one of the state’s newest agencies, is holding a two-day meeting on salmon recovery this week. 

On the agenda is a presentation called “report card forum,” but there won’t be an announcement of a letter grade. That’s because there isn’t yet a grading system in place, says Jeaneatte Dorner, the agency’s Director of Local Ecosystem and Salmon Recovery.

“And until we actually have that system in place, it’s sort of like we don’t have the test scores to actually give a grade,” she said.

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Puget Sound Health
5:01 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Small Steps, but Much Work Ahead for Puget Sound Health

The 40-year-old seawall at Burien's Seahurst Park is an example of development that prevents salmon and other sensitive species from thriving in Puget Sound.
Bellamy Pailthorp KPLU News

With its rocky beaches and abundant sea life, Puget Sound is at the heart of western Washington’s identity. Yet we are falling behind on the work needed to restore its health, following years of pollution from industry and a growing population.

The Puget Sound Partnership has released its latest progress report. And though there is some improvement, the challenges are still numerous. 

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Protecting Puget Sound
6:01 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Freshmen Congressmen Convene Puget Sound Recovery Caucus

Elaine Thompson AP Photo

Puget Sound lost a champion when Congressman Norm Dicks retired last year. Two freshman U.S. Representatives have formed a special caucus to fill the void. 

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