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7 Pacific Northwest Marine Focused Environmental Orgs to Follow

Below are a few NW environmental orgs we follow..

Forterra - Seattle based Forterra is a land trust org, meaning it buys land to save it from development. Recent purchases have included a large section of Anderson Island in the South Puget Sound.

North Olympic Land Trust - Same as Forterra, but based in Port Angeles, NOLT purchases land on the Olympic Peninsula. Recent purchases have included the Lyre River drainage and delta which drains into the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Puget Sound Keeper - A Seattle group that works to keep our waters clean of trash and pollutants, and networks with the public offering group clean-ups. Follow them to join a clean-up!

Feiro Marine Life Center - Port Angeles based aquarium and educational center right on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Elwha River scientist Ian Miller who featured in the Seattle Times Feb 2017 suggested listing this one! Feiro also has a great citizen scientist program.

Northwest Straits -  These folks work with ocean acidification, kelp and oyster recovery, marine debris and education / stewardship. Based in Mt Vernon, they have a good take on North Puget Sound waters.

The San Juan Preservation Trust - The hottest paddling destination in the PNW, the San Juan's gets over 60k paddlers a summer. As a result of it's beauty, remote feel and water access, public land is disappearing.  This group buys up land and has over 50 saved properties throughout the archipelago.

Washington Water Trails Association - Based in Seattle, WWTA has several water trails and works to preserve public access on both salt and freshwater locations. The Cascade Marine Water Trail has over 175 paddle-in campsites throughout Puget Sound. Support by joining and attending a work party to preserve sites. My book, Kayaking Puget Sound and the San Juan's lists many of the wwta campsites.

* Know of another group we should list?

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