Treehuggers International

Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines

May 20th, 2007

A summer morning on Puget Sound, with the Olympic Mountains in the distance.

Treehuggers International welcomes Jacques White, the Director of Marine Conservation at the Nature Conservancy; Karen McDonald, Communications Director with the Trust for Public Land; and Kathy Fletcher, the Executive Director of People for Puget Sound, who are bringing their respective organizations together to create the Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines, a new conservation initiative to save Puget Sound from pollution, toxic stormwater runoff, and commercial over-use, and to advocate for the creation of dozens of new parks along Puget Sound’s shoreline.

While the most recent State of the Sound report from January 2005 shows invasive weeds are being beaten back and the Sound’s orca population is getting more protection, growth-related damage to the Sound’s fragile estuaries is still outpacing government-funded cleanup efforts and the ability of conservation outlets to stay ahead of the curve. With the launch of the Mud up campaign and the creation of the new Alliance for Puget Sound Shorelines, the three environmental outlets featured today are seeking to reverse this trend.

Congratulations to Kathy Fletcher, who landed some terrific press as the subject of a piece on People for Puget Sound and her environmental background in the June 2010 edition of Seattle Woman.  Read the article HERE or find it below.

At Alki Beach for the Mud Up! campaign launch with Miss Emerald City and the Mud Monster.

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