FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Contact: Krista Collard, The Sierra Club, (614) 622-9109 Michael Lang, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, (503) 490-3979 Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, (206) 297-7002 Brett VandenHeuvel, Columbia Riverkeeper, (503) 348-2436 BNSF Railways, Coal Shippers Sued in Federal Court for Water Contamination Violations SEATTLE– Today, the… Continue Reading BNSF Railways, Coal Shippers Sued in Federal Court for Water Contamination Violations
We are happy to announce that a story about Puget Soundkeeper’s involvement in the 2003 restoration of Shellfish beds in Dyes Inlet was recently included in River Network’s feature story “25 Lessons from 25 years” in RIVER VOICES, Volume 23, Number 1. This article is a prime example of how powerful a citizen enforcement strategy… Continue Reading Puget Soundkeeper success story featured in River Network “25 Lessons from 25 Years”
The team at Puget Soundkeeper Alliance would like to take a moment to reflect on the wonders of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea, and how grateful we are to have the opportunity to help protect it. We thank you- our volunteers, our friends, our families and our supporters for standing side by side us as… Continue Reading Earth Day
Make your voice heard to ensure a clean, safe “River for All” In 2001 the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) was declared a federal Superfund site, marking it as one of the most polluted rivers in the nation. Years of toxic build up, including PCBs, arsenic, PAHs, and dioxins/furans, have left a legacy of contaminated sediments.… Continue Reading Duwamish Cleanup Plan Out!
A fantastic evening was had by all, featuring great food, wonderful music and special guest Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn! Coastal Kitchen teamed up with Puget Soundkeeper Alliance in celebration of our recent action to take a stand against Dirty Coal! A HUGE shout out to everyone that made this event possible! Special Thanks to Coastal… Continue Reading Coastal Kitchen = Success!
A driving rain couldn’t keep the best looking clean-up crew from taking to the streets this morning and giving back to the Capital Hill neighborhood surrounding the Gary Manuel / AVEDA Institute!
World Water Week is underway! Please take a minute of your day and see some of the beautiful creatures in Puget Sound and what we are protecting them from. Give $7 for Seals!!
Spring Cleaning, in the Boatyard and Onboard By Andy Gregory, Boating Programs Coordinator As the days slowly start to get longer and we begin to crawl out of the wet, gray hole that is a Northwest winter, we start thinking about the impending spring, summer and opportunities to get outside to explore the Puget Sound. … Continue Reading Clean Marina – Spring 2013
By Barbara Owens, Pollution Prevention Program Manager Does it feel like you’ve been in hibernation, just waiting for spring to start? Or maybe you migrated south? I know this to be the preferred response to winter for a few of our dedicated volunteers. So this had me wondering, just how many of you are reading… Continue Reading Pollution Prevention – Spring 2013
12 Rivers in 12 Months! “Rivers and the inhabitants of the watery elements are made for wise men to contemplate and for fools to pass by without consideration ”. Izaak Walton (1593 – 1683), author of the Compleat Angler By Chris Wilke, Puget Soundkeeper and Executive Director The Puget Sound Basin has a huge watershed:… Continue Reading View From the Helm – Spring 2013