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

Seattle Area Open Water Swimmers Tackle English Channel Crossing for Clean Water

Four local swimmers are heading to Dover, England this July to swim the grueling 23 miles to France. The swim is both a personal challenge and a way to raise awareness of challenges facing the waters of the Puget Sound region where they train every week.

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Resource: Green Infrastructure Photo Bank

Looking for images of rain gardens, green infrastructure, and healthy communities? Look no further?

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U.S. environmental, indigenous leaders to meet with Canada Consulate to reiterate strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

On Thursday afternoon, environmental and indigenous leaders from Washington state will meet with the Consulate General of Canada to reiterate their strong opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project in British Columbia and any increases in tar sands crude oil shipments by tanker, train, or pipeline in Washington state.

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Huge victory: Tesoro oil terminal ended!

Thanks to the Vancouver Port Commission, the Tesoro oil train terminal doesn’t have a future. Send a note of thanks!

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