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
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Monday, June 27, 2016

July Starts with Minus Tides for July 4th

Low tide at
McMicken Island Marine State Park
A "tombolo" connects the state park
to Harstine Island at low tide.

Daylight mid-day minus tides start the month of July. Get out and see what's exposed when the waters of Puget Sound recede to one of their lowest levels. Temperatures are forecast to be in their 70's on the 4th when the lowest tide at McMicken Island Marine State Park will be -3.1, just after noon, at 12:15PM.
tide table from -
http://www.dairiki.org/tides/monthly.php/mcmk/2016-07

South Puget Sound

 At low tide a sand bar is exposed which connects
McMicken Island to Harstine Island.

McMicken Island Marine State Park
(note submerged "tombolo" connection
McMicken Island to Harstine Island)

You don't know what a treasure Puget Sound is if you don't get out. It's worth protecting because once it's gone you can't get it back.


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