2017 PUGET SOUND DAY ON THE HILL, MAY 1-3
More than 60 people concerned about the future of Puget Sound met in Washington, D.C., May 1-3, 2017, to participate in Puget Sound Day on the Hill. The trip helped to raise the awareness of our nation’s decision-makers, ensuring them the opportunity to learn about the successes, opportunities, challenges and importance of the ongoing work for a clean, productive and resilient Puget Sound.
Participants represented a broad range of interests: state and local governments, non-profit organizations, Puget Sound treaty tribes, and agricultural as well as small- and industrial-scale businesses.
More than 150 individuals and organizations have also signed a letter supporting the awareness-raising purpose of the trip and acknowledging the energy shared by so many in our region for protecting the health of Puget Sound. The ever-growing list of signatories reflects the great diversity of support for federal funding for Puget Sound recovery.
Participants met with Washington state senators and representatives, as well as with staff from congressional offices and committees and agency representatives. Topics of conversation included the importance of a healthy Puget Sound to the state’s economy and stories of innovation, community commitment, and project success in recovering Puget Sound.
From the shores of Puget Sound all the way to the halls of Congress, we're working hard to #SaveOurSound. It's a national treasure. pic.twitter.com/Azq57yWKvd— Director Maia Bellon (@maiabellon) May 3, 2017
It's a great day to #SaveOurSound! Part of the NW Straits team in DC this week, ready to talk #PugetSound recovery. pic.twitter.com/8Lz3BPhcbP— Northwest Straits (@NWStraits) May 1, 2017
Big shout out to the champions of Puget Sound, participating in Puget Sound Day on the Hill today in D.C.! #PugetSoundDay #SaveOurSound pic.twitter.com/LY4IISnPGU— PSPartnership (@PSPartnership) May 2, 2017
NW Straits Director Rich Childers at our nation's capitol with @RepDerekKilmer to talk #PugetSound recovery. #SaveOurSound pic.twitter.com/C1A6q5NIdq— Northwest Straits (@NWStraits) May 2, 2017
60 of us are here in DC. We come from all sectors across WA & speak with a common voice to #saveoursound The energy is high. Let's do this! pic.twitter.com/eYRQHL6G3p— Jessie Israel (@JessieInSeattle) May 2, 2017
Environmental justice caucus creator @pramilajayapal visited 60+ of us to talk environmental justice, infrastructure, budget. #SaveOurSound pic.twitter.com/SP6w6QyLaL— NatureConservancy WA (@Conserve_WA) May 2, 2017