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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
06-15-2012

"Puget Sound Champions" to be honored in Hood Canal for Puget Sound cleanup effort

KINGSTON - The Puget Sound Partnership will honor four “Puget Sound Champions” at a ceremony with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council.

Date:           Wednesday, June 20
Time:           1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Location:     Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Center, located at 31912 Little Boston Road NE in Kingston.

The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency coordinating the regional effort to cleanup Puget Sound. The Hood Canal Coordinating Council is one of 10 watershed-based councils of governments coordinating with the Partnership to advance regional recovery of Puget Sound.

The awards ceremony will highlight the achievements of the honorees and the ongoing work of the Hood Canal Coordinating Council.

Honorees include: Hood Canal Regional Pollution Identification and Correction Program (a collaboration between Mason County, Jefferson County, Kitsap County, Skokomish Tribe and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe), the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition (a coordinated effort of more than thirty participating partners), Skokomish Estuary Restoration Project, and Pat Pearson with the WSU Jefferson County Extension.

Awards will be presented by Gerry O’Keefe, Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership, and Ron Sims, a member of the Partnership’s Leadership Council and former King County Executive.

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The Puget Sound Partnership is the backbone organization connecting citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses together to set priorities, implement a regional recovery plan, and ensure accountability for results.

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