WEC’s People For Puget Sound program is dedicated to protecting and restoring Puget Sound to health. Puget Sound is the largest estuary in the country by volume, rich with ecological diversity. The region is also the lifeblood for urban and rural communities that rely on the Sound for economic opportunity and a high quality of life. However, Puget Sound’s cherished natural beauty conceals its rapidly deteriorating health. Recovering the Sound will require broad collaboration, innovative approaches, and a long-term commitment.

For the past twenty years, People For Puget Sound and WEC have worked together to protect the Sound, as separate organizations and now with People For Puget Sound as a program of WEC. We helped establish the Puget Sound Partnership, forced the Department of Ecology to adopt stronger permits to curb polluted runoff, secured some of the nation’s strongest oil spill prevention and response safeguards for marine waters, updated the Shoreline Management Act, pushed for statewide funding of clean water projects and toxic cleanups, and much more. These accomplishments provide the foundation for our continued focus on clean water, oil safety, and a healthy and productive habitat for orcas, salmon, and the many species who call Puget Sound home.

People For Puget Sound News and Stories

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Their Environmental Equity Program advances social equity, environmental justice, and community-powered leadership on behalf of those most affected by environmental issues.

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Talking Toxics | Part 2: Toxic-Free Affordable Housing

Innovative projects are using state funding from the toxics law to clean up legacy pollution and then build urgently needed affordable housing.

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Nature’s Scorecard: Protecting Our Communities and Waterways From Pollution

Is your community reducing pollution and planning for growth? This scorecard grades their performance on using green, low-impact development practices.

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Contact Congress to Save the EPA

Thank your decision makers for their support of federal environmental programs, and ask them to work toward adoption of a fully-funded EPA budget.

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