2013 State Of The Sound
Shellfish beds, swimming beaches and estuary indicators show some improvement. 2013 State of the Sound describes status of Puget Sound health, recovery effort. The Puget Sound Partnership’s 2013 State of the Sound, released Friday, November 1, 2013, to the Governor’s Office, reports on the status of Puget Sound recovery by measuring the progress of the Puget Sound Vital Signs as well as how regional partners are doing in implementing the 2012 Puget Sound Action Agenda.
The State of the Sound is a required report that provides data and information relevant to decisions about changes needed to programs, policies, and funding efforts that can accelerate the progress to restore Puget Sound. This report reflects work by citizens, governments, tribes, nonprofits, communities, scientists, and businesses throughout the region.
“Puget Sound is a delicate ecosystem that gives us food to eat, supports a healthy economy, provides places to swim and play, and is home to many species of wildlife,” said Martha Kongsgaard, chair of the Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council. “But it also has many areas that are suffering due to pressures from population growth and increasing development. We need to be proactive and preserve what is there, clean up what is polluted and restore where we can.”