involved in your neck of the Sound! Start by clicking on the link
nearest where you live. Then, choose an activity that best uses
your skills and enthusiasm.
A Stream Foundation
Focusing on habitat restoration and environmental education, the
Adopt-A-Stream Program “teaches people to become stewards of their
watersheds”. Originally focusing on increasing awareness of the
importance of the 3,000 miles of creeks, streams and rivers and
the fish that inhabit them in Snohomish County, the foundation now
helps those seeking to restore to health those waterways damaged
by people or nature throughout the Sound.
Canal Environmental Council
An organization of people who cherish Hood Canal as a unique spot
in Puget Sound with its unusual marine, mountain, and forest scenery,
its many relatively pristine watersheds and its clean marine water,
the Hood Canal Environmental Council relies on the work of concerned
volunteers like you to support its goals.
Land/Water Stewardship Program
Supporting adult volunteers who are interested in teaching others
about the basics of watersheds, wetlands, streams, water quality,
forestry, native plants, wildlife and other natural resource topics,
Metro’s Land/Water Stewardship Program will help give you the skills
to lead your community in natural resource management.
To know the Puget Sound, is to love the Puget Sound. As the premier
Northwest outdoor recreation club, dedicated to the responsible
enjoyment and protection of natural areas, the Mountaineers will
get you out into the Puget Sound region.
Using a variety of strategies from purchasing land to trading development
rights, the Washington Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, together
with members, like you, and conservation partners, has protected
nearly 400,000 acres of critical natural lands.
From the tidewater of Puget Sound to ancient forests and alpine
glaciers, the North Cascades Institute is the Northwest’s premier
environmental education organization focusing on natural and cultural
history. Check out their volunteer stewardship programs as a way
to get involved.
Wondering how to put your diving skills to work? The Derelict Fishing
Gear project of the Northwest Straits Commission may be the answer.
One of its many projects, the Commission provides a way for local,
tribal, state and community representatives to work together to
protect vital marine resources.
Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
From research to understand ecological processes operating in Puget
Sound to on-site educational programs offered to schools and civic
groups, Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers volunteers
lots of avenues to share their expertise.
for Puget Sound
People For Puget Sound is a citizens’ group working to protect and
restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through
education and action. If you share their vision of a clean and healthy
Sound, teeming with fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live
here, there’s a place for you on their team.
Townsend Marine Science Center
Offering a wide variety of educational programs, the Port Townsend
Marine Science Center’s mission is to foster respect for the natural
world and encourage environmental stewardship through interactive
exhibits for the public, training and support of teachers and students,
and scientific study of Puget Sound. Support their mission by becoming
Marine Science Center
The Poulsbo Marine Science Center, a multifaceted educational facility
dedicated to the preservation of the northwest marine environment,
works to increase understanding of the marine environment and sustain
the health of waters in our community and the world at large. Volunteers
are always welcome!
the Peninsula’s Future
Rural areas of the Puget Sound Region face special challenges. Protect
the Peninsula’s Future is dedicated to environmental protection
to enhance the quality of life for present and future citizens of
the North Olympic Peninsula.
Enjoy spending your time on the water? The mission of the Puget
Soundkeeper Alliance is to protect and preserve Puget Sound by tracking
down and stopping the discharge of toxic pollutants into its waters.
San Juan Preservation Trust
Island life is always a bit different than life on the mainland.
The San Juan Preservation Trust is dedicated to helping people protect
the wildlife, scenery, and the traditional way of life of the unique
San Juan Islands through the preservation and careful use of land.
Gain the unique sense of the Sound only available from the water’s
surface by volunteering with Sound Experience, dedicated to protecting
Puget Sound through education aboard the historic schooner, Adventuress.
Stream Team is your way of getting involved with your neighbors
in protecting our valuable stream resources. Stream Team’s mission
is to maintain and restore healthy streams by facilitating action
and education projects, by fostering a community-wide sense of stream
stewardship; and by providing an avenue for improved community access
to government agencies and funding. Live in Kitsap County? This
link is for you, otherwise check your county’s home page.
Trust for Public Land
Land trusts offer a unique way of protecting Puget Sound. The Trust
for Public Land conserves land for people to improve the quality
of life in our communities and to protect our natural and historic
resources for future generations. Find out how you can get involved.
Taking the long view, the Washington Environmental Council protects
Washington’s environment and natural heritage for current and future
generations. Find out about their Healthy Streams Campaign that
focuses on restoring and protecting adequate water in rivers and
streams to support healthy and abundant fish and wildlife.
Already conserving over a 100,00 acres, Forterra works to secure
wilderness, local farms and thriving cities as the Pacific Northwest
changes and grows. Lots of on-going opportunities and events from
tree planting to park restoration are available to you in support of