Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Around the Sound: Catching up ...

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

Just a few interesting things that have come up in the past couple of weeks...
  • The Kitsap Sun offers this rundown on a two-day event in October called “Water Courses: Connecting West Sound.” Looks like there are a number of interesting speakers and topics on the schedule.

  • The Associated Press reported recently on national environmental groups targeting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for allegedly failing to ensure that the national flood insurance program protects salmon and orcas in Puget Sound.

  • Also, learning about Puget Sound is the focus of the “Storming the Sound” conference coming up in October. This is a great opportunity for teachers, non-formal educators, environmental organizations with education programs, and students in the South Puget Sound region.
You can learn more about Ecology’s efforts to clean up the Sound by going to our website.

Part of that effort includes the “Puget Sound Starts Here” campaign, which involves many groups, agencies and other Sound supporters. Here’s a video that focuses on the effort, which is now 2 years old.

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