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: https://fortress.wa.gov/es/governor/
Legislative and Congressional contacts:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Additional information
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Monday, June 20, 2016

It's Summer and the Tides are Low: Get Out and See What's Worth Protecting for your Childrens' Children

There's an entire world exposed at low tide,
but you have to get out to see it.
Low tide at Carkeek Park. Photo by Elisa Murray.
(from ParentMap)

Some things are worth preserving and restoring more than others. Puget Sound's intertidal area exposed at low tide is one of the most important. Get out and you'll see why.
In 2015, Jennifer Johnson* wrote on the "7 Tips for Low-Tide Beachcombing with Kids in Seattle" which is just as applicable today as it will be tomorrow and for your children's children in the future. A park ranger, Ms. Johnson goes into more detail about the her seven tips to help parents enjoy this area, unique to Puget Sound, with their children. It will leave memories which last a lifetime.

(from https://www.parentmap.com/article/7-tips-for-low-tide-beachcombing-with-kids-in-seattle)
1. Know your minus tides
2. Find a beach naturalist (and a great beach)
3. Learn the rules
4. Be gentle and aware
5. Be safe
6. Be prepared
7. Learn on your own

(*Ms. Johnson writes more on getting children out into nature on her website and on her Facebook page.)

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