Puget Sound cleanup planned

Mar 15, 2006

Three environmental organizations say they are starting a long-term, multi-billion-dollar effort to return Puget Sound to health.

Leaders from People for Puget Sound, The Trust for Public Land and The Nature Conservancy -- calling their coalition the "Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines" -- say they will focus on shoreline restoration, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

The first contribution to the newly created coalition was a $3 million gift from the Russell Family Foundation.

The goal is to raise $80 million during the first three years of the project, which will include establishing 10 new parks and protected natural areas around the sound.

Coalition officials told the Post-Intelligencer they also will develop a 10-year, multi-billion-dollar recovery plan for the sound, to be similar to the magnitude of projects to save Chesapeake Bay and Florida's Everglades.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: NASA Webb's heart survives deep freeze test

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

New view of Rainier's volcanic plumbing

Jul 17, 2014

By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier's deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten rock ...

Years of research reveal more about iconic orcas

Jun 25, 2014

Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in the youngest whales, according to ...

No national system to track landslide hazards

Mar 30, 2014

People living in the path of a deadly Washington state landslide had virtually no warning before a wall of mud, trees and other debris thundered down the mountain. Some of the homeowners didn't even know ...

How math helps stop oil spills and plane crashes

Dec 20, 2013

Jason Merrick, Ph.D., says that his daughters tell people that their father stops oil spills, plane crashes and terrorist attacks with math. That's one way to describe Merrick's research, which at its core involves developing ...

Amazon lobbies heavily for Internet sales tax

Sep 11, 2013

When Peter Ollodart realized earlier this year a bill in Congress to require sales taxes on all Internet purchases could wipe out his company's slim profits, the owner of Puget Sound Instrument flew to Washington, D.C., to ...

Recommended for you

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms

2 hours ago

A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists said on Wednesday.

User comments : 0