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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
02-12-2015

Ecosystem Coordination Board will meet Feb. 19 in Olympia

The Puget Sound Partnership’s Ecosystem Coordination Board will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Heritage Room, 604 Water St., Olympia. The Ecosystem Coordination Board is the policy advisory body for regional recovery work coordinated by the Partnership.

Agenda highlights include updates on:
•    The implementation strategy survey and next steps. Development of implementation strategies is part of an effort to focus the 2016 Action Agenda. Implementation strategies are intended to describe the specific work needed to achieve a target for one of the Partnership’s Vital Sign indicators, which track whether regional recovery efforts are having an impact on the ecosystem.
•    The status of the Sound Behavior Index (SBI) as an ongoing measure of behaviors related to water quality and aquatic habitat. The SBI is based on a biennial survey of Puget Sound residents that asks about specific, measurable, repetitive household behaviors. This high-level assessment of the region’s environmental performance provides a tracking mechanism for long-term shifts in priority behaviors and practices across the Puget Sound region. 

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

If you need special accommodations to participate in this meeting, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton, at 360.464.1229.

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

Additional information

•    Puget Sound Action Agenda
•    Puget Sound Vital Signs

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