Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Around the Sound: A hot streak for some cool work

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

The work our Toxics Cleanup Program team is doing on the former Custom Plywood mill site on Fidalgo Bay in Anacortes is getting a lot of attention recently.

First, the Skagit Valley Herald published an in-depth look at the environmental cleanup of this key Puget Sound Initiative site on a bay that is important for protecting, restoring and maintaining the Sound's health. That was on Sunday, Oct. 19.

Jan Hersey sent us this great shot.
Then last week someone sent us a great photo (at right) of a rainbow with the Custom Plywood site in the foreground. See how we showed the contrast between the site now and how it looked in 2011 in this previous "Around the Sound" post.

And go here to Flickr to check out our photos that show off the great work our people coordinated and helped fund.

Now this video -- made by the Friends of Skagit Beaches and an independent filmmaker using an Ecology public participation grant -- is live online.

Citizen groups and not-for-profit public interest organizations use the grants to encourage people to get involved in the investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites.

Stay tuned -- we have much more great things to share about our cleanup work in and around Puget Sound. Watch for it!

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