Rein Attemann is the Puget Sound Advocacy Manager at Washington Environmental Council's People For Puget Sound Program where he engages members, activists, and the public to take action to protect and restore Puget Sound.
Over the past eight years, he has organized the annual Environmental Lobby Day for the environmental community; generated grassroots support during the legislative session; built a diverse stakeholder coalition on oil spill issues; managed activists, interns and volunteers; and helped garner public support for a strong Action Agenda for the health of Puget Sound.In 2011, he directed a successful legislative effort to strengthen the Washington State's oil spills prevention program.
A regular visitor to Puget Sound, he moved here in 2004, a natural fit given that he is a Pisces and his childhood years were spent on the beaches and salt marshes of Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. San Juan Island's beauty and its archipelago landscape bring solace, calm, and appreciation to him. Plus, he loves picking his own oysters at the Westcott Bay Oyster Farm. When not at work, Rein loves to travel, bike, hike, ski, sail, cook, and sauna in his back yard with his wife Marcy.