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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
04-08-2014

PSP's Science Panel will meet April 9 in Seattle

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Science Panel will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle. 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.

At this meeting, the Science Panel will discuss recommendations for priority research activities and the development of the 2014 Biennial Science Work Plan. The Science Panel encourages interested parties to review the draft 2014 Biennial Science Work Plan and submit comments to scott.redman@psp.wa.gov. Panel members are especially interested in hearing perspectives about issues that should be identified as research priorities because they address uncertainties that are critical to decision-making. Information about the draft 2014 Biennial Science Work Plan is available at www.psp.wa.gov. Comments will be accepted until April 30.

Other agenda highlights include:
•    Preparing for the Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference in May
•    A briefing on proposed biophysical indicators
•    A briefing on work being done at the national EPA health and environmental effects research laboratory
•    A discussion on the preliminary pressure assessment results
•    A discussion on the 2014 Action Agenda
•    A briefing on the Integrated Conceptual Model for Ecosystem Recovery in Puget Sound

These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to address questions or provide comment about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The full agenda, meeting materials and directions are available at www.psp.wa.gov/SP_meetings.php.

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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