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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
07-19-2013

Puget Sound Partnership's Science Panel will meet July 24 in Seattle

The Puget Sound Partnership?s Science Panel will meet Wednesday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 90 at the U.S. Geological Survey?s office in the Old Federal Building, 909 1st Ave., Seattle.
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The Science Panel includes some of the top scientists in the state and advises the Partnership?s efforts to develop a science-based comprehensive plan to restore Puget Sound.
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Agenda highlights include:

  • Update on plans for the April 2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in Seattle. This conference will be the largest, most comprehensive event of its kind in the region. It brings together scientists, First Nations and tribal government representatives, resource managers, community/business leaders, policy makers, educators and students to present the latest scientific research on the state of the ecosystem, and guide future actions for protecting and restoring the Salish Sea Ecosystem, which Puget Sound is a part of.
  • A presentation on the Puget Sound Social Survey by Tom Safford of the University of New Hampshire.
  • A presentation on the development of the Green Chemistry Center by Ken Zarker of the Department of Ecology.
  • A presentation of Steelhead and Chinook marine survival study by Michael Schmidt and Jacques White with Long Live the Kings.
  • Discussion and decision on the content of the Science Panel Letter to the Leadership Council for the 2013 State of the Sound report.
  • Review of adaptive framework document.

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The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome to address questions or comments about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available at: http://www.psp.wa.gov/SP_meetings.php.
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About the Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is the organization leading the recovery of Puget Sound. The Partnership coordinates the efforts of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists, businesses and nonprofits 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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