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MEDIA CONTACT
Alicia Lawver
(360) 464-2011
alicia.lawver@psp.wa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01-03-2013

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHAT: Ceremony to honor “Puget Sound Champions” in the Snohomish and Stillaguamish watersheds.

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: Monday, Jan. 7, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

WHERE: Snohomish County Campus, Drewel Building, Rockefeller Ave., Everett

WHO: Presenter: Steve Sakuma, Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council

Award recipients:

 

  • King County and the City of Seattle, recognized for habitat restoration for the Tolt River Floodplain Reconnection Project
  • The Nature Conservancy, recognized for habitat restoration for the Port Susan Bay Restoration Project
  • Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, recognized for habitat protection for work on the Port Susan Marine Stewardship Area
  • City of Everett, recognized for preventing pollution through rain garden construction and outreach
  • City of Arlington, recognized for preventing pollution with the Old Town Wetland Project
  • Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, recognized for engaging the public with its Pollution Prevention Program
  • Kit Rawson, recognized for individual achievements to protect and restore salmon runs and Puget Sound

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 www.psp.wa.gov/champions.php.

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 www.psp.wa.gov.

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