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Alicia Lawver
(360) 464-2011


Partnership to honor four Whatcom County Puget Sound Champions on Dec. 5


WHAT: Ceremony to honor four Whatcom County “Puget Sound Champions”

WHY: These individuals and organizations are being recognized for their exceptional work protecting and restoring habitat, cleaning up polluted water, and engaging the community in implementing the Action Agenda – the Partnership’s regional plan to clean up Puget Sound.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 10 to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Garden Room, Public Works Building, 322 N. Commercial, Bellingham


  • Martha Kongsgaard, chair of the Partnership’s Leadership Council
  • Anthony Wright, executive director of the Puget Sound Partnership

Award recipients:

  • Whatcom Conservation District
  • Whatcom County Special District Riparian Program
  • Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Group
  • Whatcom Water Weeks

About the Champion awards
Puget Sound Champion awards are presented by the Leadership Council to honor partner contributions to the Puget Sound ecosystem recovery effort. To learn about other Puget Sound Champions, go to

About the Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is the organization leading the recovery of Puget Sound. The Partnership is a state agency that coordinates the efforts of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses to set priorities, implement a regional recovery plan and ensure accountability for results. For more information, go to

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MEDIA CONTACT: Alicia Lawver, Public Information Officer, 360.464.2011,