Thursday, October 30, 2014

Around the Sound: An early Halloween cleanup treat ...

By Seth Preston, communications manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

The Navy's Everett shipyard during World War II.
So here's a little pre-Halloween treat since it's Throwback Thursday -- a rundown on the work we're doing on 11 old or current industrial sites on Everett's Port Gardner Bay waterfront.

Check out the great, historical aerial photo of the World War II-era Naval Shipyard at the right in the bay's East Waterway.

As a bonus, here's another one of the Navy Reserve ships moored there in 1957.

Now there's a Navy homeport in that area.

Navy Reserve ships moored in Everett's East Waterway.
Port Gardner Bay is one of the Toxics Cleanup Program's high-priority areas under the Puget Sound Initiative.

For context, here's a great presentation that shows where we're working with many local partners to protect and improve the environment, the Sound and the health of local residents.

(You can find a glossary of cleanup terms to help make sense of the acronyms we use.)

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