Puget Sound Restoration Fund

RESTORE

iconic species and habitats that are
imperiled or diminished

RENEW

our connections to marine resources
 

RECOVER

a healthy ecosystem that supports diverse species - including us

Photos by Cameron Karsten, Marc Shor, Lisa Merrill

Our Projects

Our Mission, Our Goal

Restore. Renew. Recover.

Founded in 1997, Puget Sound Restoration Fund works collaboratively to restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound. We are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life, and capable of sustaining us. The populations we rebuild to achieve that vision – oysters, abalone, kelp – are key to maintaining ecosystem health. The community shellfish farms we've launched are designed to spur clean water efforts and re-forge connections between people and resources.

Mark Your Calendar

June 30, 7:00 am, Oyster New Year at Elliott's Oyster House
Tickets go on sale for this sell-out event scheduled for November 14, 5:00pm – 8:00pm Eat, drink and be eco-friendly at our annual sell-out event and the biggest oyster party on the West Coast! Featuring 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order at our 150-foot oyster bar, a fresh seafood buffet, live music and more.

To complement our fresh fare, we have gathered a select group of microbrews and featuring over 75 wineries—with a special collection of producers that follow sustainable growing practices. All proceeds benefit PSRF. More info...

July 2, Tickets go on sale for Whiskies for Wildlife
The signature single malt whisky tasting event, featuring over 225 superlative single malt and other whiskies from the greatest distilleries in the world. Proceeds benefit Puget Sound Restoration Fund. More info...

July 15, July 29, August 5, & August 26
Suquamish Farmer’s Market – Fresh Port Madison Oysters can be purchased plus a “buck a shuck” oysters! http://www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org

August 6th, 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Bloedel Reserve Garden Party
A Party in the Gardens at the Bloedel Reserve. We will be serving up fresh Port Madison Petites on the Shell. http://www.bloedelreserve.org

August 7, 8, & 9, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Bainbridge Working Studios, Sweetlife Farm
Stop by our booth and enjoy fresh Oysters on the Shell and Salish Sea inspired Art. www.biworkingstudios.com

August 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Vodka and Oysters
The staff of Bainbridge Organic Distillers will be serving up samples of 6 new infused vodka recipes while the volunteers of Puget Sound Restoration Fund will be shucking Olympia, Shigoku and Port Madison Petite oysters harvested that morning from local waters around Bainbridge Island. Like last year, we will be serving deep fried oysters and our old-family-recipe Oyster Chowder along with oysters on the half shell. We should have a couple new takes on hot sauce and a Legacy Vodka Mignonette as well! All proceeds benefit PSRF. More info...

News and Events

Puget Sound Restoration Fund has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for their Puget Sound Ocean Acidification mitigation project. Learn more…
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm oyster season has started! We are offering many ways to get Henderson Oysters such as Elliot's Oyster House in Seattle, local restaurants in Olympia, work-parties at the Farm, and our new farm stand at the corner of Stoll Rd. and Lilly Rd. in east Olympia. Click here for more information or to place an order for pickup.
Port Madison Petite Oysters on sale and shucked to order – all for your slurping pleasure. Friday, March 27, 2015 and Friday, April 24, from 4 - 7 pm.
PSRF is pleased to announce Johansson-Clark Real Estate has renewed their sponsorship of the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm. Johansson-Clark has a philosophy of “island living,” which involves working with the community to hold on to healthy and productive marine systems. This complements PSRF’s vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is full of life and capable of sustaining us. Re-connecting people on Bainbridge Island with harvest opportunities provides an incentive for efforts to preserve and restore clean water. Please visit www.johanssonclark.com
Shellfish growers from around the state served up 33,000 world-class oysters November 2nd at Elliott’s Oyster House’s annual Oyster New Year celebration, generating a whopping $10,000 for Puget Sound Restoration Fund’s Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm. It was the oyster lover’s ultimate experience as a throng of 1,000 slurpers descended on the 100 foot-long oyster bar, knocking back these gifts from the sea while lapping up salmon, crab, and fritters and dousing down wines, ales and other concoctions from the Northwest and beyond. Truly, a tour-de-force performance by all!
Get added to our mailing list to keep informed on our projects through our annual newsletters, and to learn about our lively events, like the Walrus and Carpenter Picnics!

Save the Date: October 3, 2015. More information later...

Read an excellent article in December's Seattle Magazine, Despite Troubled Waters, We're Experiencing an Oyster Renaissance

Enjoy Port Madison Petites

Enjoy a bounty of the tasty Port Madison Petites this coming spring and summer through the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm CSA Program

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?