Monday, March 22, 2010

Around the Sound: News and notes for a Monday

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

To get the week rolling, here are some recent news articles with links to Puget Sound.

First, the Kitsap Sun reports on the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe receiving federal money to investigate toxic pollution in and around Port Gamble Bay.

Port Gamble Bay on the Kitsap Peninsula is a priority area under the Puget Sound Initiative. The initiative is a comprehensive effort by local, tribal, state and federal governments, business, agricultural and environmental communities, scientists, and the public to restore and protect the Sound.

+ KUOW Radio takes a look at the issue of protecting the Sound’s shorelines.

+ Here’s a report on two pieces of legislation that Gov. Chris Gregoire signed with the aim of protecting the Sound.

+ The Herald of Everett reports on some good news for shellfish harvesting in Port Susan Bay in Snohomish County.

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