Agency seeks comment on agenda for Puget Sound recovery

September 13, 2018
In this July 31, 2015, file photo, an orca whale breaches in view of Mount Baker.

The Puget Sound Partnership is taking public comment on its draft Action Agenda for 2018-2022.

The agenda is a road map for the recovery of Puget Sound, the largest estuary in the United States. It lists long-term and short-term goals, and projects proposed throughout the region that could help meet those goals.

Several projects proposed and underway in Skagit County are included in the draft agenda, from restoring salmon habitat along the Swinomish Channel to providing low-income residents with assistance for septic system inspections.

The agenda states that those projects, along with others throughout the region, are needed to ensure a future with clean water, strong salmon runs and a healthy Southern Resident orca population.

The Puget Sound Partnership is a state agency tasked with leading regional efforts to restore and protect Puget Sound by collaborating with government, tribal, science, business and nonprofit organizations.

The agency is accepting public comment on the latest Action Agenda through Oct. 15.

Submit comments online at skagit.ws/ActionAgendaComment, by email to aacomment@psp.wa.gov, or by mail to Puget Sound Partnership, ATTN: Action Agenda, 326 E. D St., Tacoma, 98421.