Our mission is to protect the habitat of Puget Sound tidelands from the underregulated expansion of new and intensive shellfish aquaculture methods. These methods were never anticipated when the Shoreline Management Act was passed. They are transforming the natural tideland ecosystems in Puget Sound and are resulting in a fractured shoreline habitat. In South Puget Sound much of this has been done with few if any meaningful shoreline permits and with limited public input. It is exactly what the Shoreline Management Act was intended to prevent.

Get involved and contact your elected officials to let them you do not support aquaculture's industrial transformation of Puget Sound's tidelands.

Governor Inslee:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/contact/send-gov-inslee-e-message
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Additional information
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/protectourshore
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurShoreline



Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lowest Daytime Tides of the Year this Weekend

Tide Table for Olympia, WA
June 11 - June 17
 
South Puget Sound will experience its lowest daytime tides of the year over the next 5 days with the lowest being -3.6 feet on Saturday at 1:22PM (Olympia). Get out and see the incredible diversity of species which Puget Sound's intertidal habitat holds.

Just in time to see what goes on
For areas with commercial intertidal geoduck farms there should be a flurry of activity taking place. Geoduck from the following areas were found to have arsenic levels below that which China considers safe. NOAA and the Department of Health will issue certificates allowing export to China from the following areas:

Stretch Island
West Key Peninsula
Nisqually Reach
Quilcene Bay
Hammersley Inlet
Discovery Bay
Totten Inlet
Spencer’s Cove
Eld Inlet
North Bay

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