Thursday, May 20, 2010

Around the Sound: Gulf disaster resonates here, plus other items

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

As the environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico plays out, we continue to see its echoes in the Puget Sound region.

The News Tribune in Tacoma reports how the damage to Gulf seafood resources may mean a boost for Washington-based shellfish producers.

The Seattle Times has this opinion piece about the slow-moving spill of contaminants into the Sound. It’s written by state Sen. Kevin Ranker and David Dicks, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership.

Keep up to date on what the state is doing to support the Gulf response .

In other Sound happenings:
  • BEACHES: Ecology and the state Department of Health are asking Washington residents to sound off on their ideas for the state’s most popular saltwater beaches. The agencies want to know so they can test the water at those beaches for pollution-caused bacteria that can make people sick.

  • BOATING: We're your resource for clean, green boating practices. Lots of useful information here, including a rundown on the Green Boating Festival on Saturday (May 22) in Tacoma.

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