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Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Our Mission: To restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through tangible, on-the-ground projects.
Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) is a Washington-based nonprofit organization. Founded in 1997, PSRF is dedicated exclusively to restoring marine habitat, water quality and native species in Puget Sound. We pursue restoration collaboratively with industry, tribes, government agencies, private landowners and community groups and we take a non-activist, project-oriented, broadly inclusive approach to our work. As an organization, we are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life and capable of sustaining us.
MAY 15th! PSRF is participating in The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign! The one-day, online charitable giving event inspires people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make King County a stronger, more vibrant community for all.
Come all ye shellfish gardeners! Don't miss out on growing your own oysters, clams and mussels. The 2013 Annual Shellfish Seed Sale will be June 8th, 8:00AM - 11:30AM, so PLEASE contact Wendy Welch at PSRF to make sure your name is on our list to receive an order form. Our seed sale is for pre-orders ONLY. Click here, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.780.6947 to get your order form. Thank you! Do something good for the environment while enjoying a culinary delight! TO MAKE IT EVEN EASIER, YOU CAN NOW ORDER ONLINE AND PAY THROUGH PAYPAL (you don't need a PayPal account-just a credit card.)
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SIGN UP for the 2013 Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm CSA Program! Enjoy a bounty of the tasty Port Madison Petites this coming spring and summer... Growing shellfish has many environmental benefits, including improved water quality, species diversity and eelgrass growth. A single oyster can filter 20 gallons of water per day. Why not enjoy some oysters and be a part of the solution to cleaning up Puget Sound?
For those of you participating in our native oyster recovery project: Dyes Inlet/Port Gamble Bay - Permitting the Next 3 Years of Action - access important information HERE
- Watch Blue Ribbon Panel member Shallin Busch give a TED Talk at Evergreen State College about Ocean Acidification HERE (access her talk at minute 81).
- The West's native oyster makes a comeback...Read a piece by Christopher Hall in Seattle's Sunset about native Olympia oyster restoration. "The Olympia oyster has been absent for almost a century. But now it's returning to our plates -- and one taste will make you a believer"
- Washington State Takes Action Against Ocean Acidification - Governor Chris Gregoire signed an executive order on November 27, 2012 highlighting the importance of her Blue Ribbon Panel’s recommendations on Ocean Acidification. The recommendations address the growing problem of ocean acidification that threatens our state's shellfish resources and shellfish industry. Electronic copies of the Panel report (both the summary and full length version) and the scientific summary are available for download: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/water/marine/oceanacidification.html
- Kick off the year 2013 right and improve local waters! The Clean Water = Oyster-Give-Away program encourages residents of Bainbridge Island to have their septic systems inspected and maintained. In return, we will reward them with a dozen FREE Oysters from the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm
- December 6, 2012: The PSRF dive team outplanted 400,000 larval abalone in the San Juan Islands on DNR Aquatic Reserve Lands. The project was funded by Department of Natural Resources. Partners included WDFW, NOAA, UW, and Shannon Point Marine Center. Click here for photos...
Native oysters in South Puget Sound
Attracting native oyster larvae with shell habitat in Liberty Bay