Organizations

Organizations that focus on Puget Sound and its environment.
Adopt-A-Stream Foundation
Created to identify and address degraded stream and wetland ecosystems.
Audubon Society - National
Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Our national network of community-based nature centers and chapters, scientific and educational programs, and advocacy on behalf of areas sustaining important bird populations, engage millions of people of all ages and backgrounds in positive conservation experiences.
Audubon Society - Pilchuck
A chapter of the National Audubon Society, for Skagit and Snohomish Counties.
Audubon Society - Skagit
A chapter of the National Audubon Society, for Skagit and Island Counties.
Audubon Society - Whidbey
A chapter of the National Audobon Society, dedicated to the protection of wildlife species and their habitats on Whidbey Island and surrounding waters. Holds environmental and wildlife education meetings and birding trips each month, September through May.
Birds - COASST
Citizen-science program established to identify the carcasses of marine birds found on beaches along the coasts of Washington, Alaska, Oregon, and California. The purpose is to establish baseline data of bird populations.
Falcon Research Group (FRG)
The Falcon Research Group (FRG) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of field research, public education, and the conservation of raptors. For over 20 years, the Falcon Research Group has been conducting raptor research in Western Washington, USA, and throughout the world. Hawkwatching classes have given hundreds of people an insight into the lives of birds of raptors. Thousands of Seattle citizens have followed the activities of local peregrines on the Washington Mutual tower via their web camera.
Marine Resources Committee - Island County
This committee involves citizens and leaders of our community directly in future discussions, decisions and restoration commitments; enabling and assisting all segments of the public to protect and preserve the waters and their bounties as interested stakeholders.
Nature Conservancy of Washington
Mission statement: to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
Nature Mapping Program in Washington
The goal is to keep common animals common and to maintain our quality of life. Approach is to train individuals to become aware of their natural resources and to provide the tools to inventory and monitor their resources.
NW Straits Marine Conservation Initiative
As authorized by Congress the purpose is to coordinate county-based Marine Resources Committees, and to conduct regional projects such as derelict fishing gear and toxic creosote log removal.
Ocean Conservancy
Restore sustainable American fisheries; protect wildlife from human impacts; conserve special ocean places; reform government for better ocean stewardship.
Orca Network
The group is dedicated to raising awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats. Report or view whale sightings.
People for Puget Sound
Citizens' group working to protect and restore the health of Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits through education and action. Their vision is a clean and healthy Sound, teeming with fish and wildlife, cared for by people who live here.
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
This is an educational and scientific organization promoting coastal education and conservation.
Puget Sound Partnership
The Puget Sound Partnership is a community effort of citizens, governments, tribes, scientists and businesses working together to restore and protect Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Starts Here
Puget Sound Starts Here is a partnership of regional governments dedicated to improving water quality in Puget Sound and our local lakes, rivers and streams. We are a consortium of 57 cities and counties – called STORM (Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities), Washington State Puget Sound Partnership and Washington State Department of Ecology.
Seattle Aquarium
Provides various educational events for children and adults. The Seattle Aquarium is located on Pier 59 on the Waterfront at: 1483 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101, (206)386-4300
Shared Strategy for Puget Sound
Collaborative initiative by Puget Sound communities to protect and restore salmon runs.
Shore Stewards - Island County
Started by Beach Watchers - for waterfront residents, farmers, parks, port districts, cities and businesses on Whidbey and Camano islands to learn better ways of managing their land to preserve critical habitat for fish, wildlife and birds.
Skagit County Resource Conservation Directory
Guide to the many diverse organizations operating within Skagit County, WA dedicated to the conservation of the county’s resources: Education Resources, Estuaries,Farmlands, Farmer's Markets, Forests, Fresh Water, Mountains, Open Space, Rivers, Salt Water,Shorelines,Tidelands, Tribal Governments, Wetlands
The Whale Museum
Goal is promoting stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem for for 25 years through education and research. (located in Friday Harbor).
Washington State Department of Ecology
Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound, now and forever.
Washington State Department of Ecology - Shorelands and Environmental Assistance
Helps communities manage shorelands and wetlands; focus in on state and local responsibilities for administering Washington state and federally-delegated laws.
Washington State Dept. of Ecology - Shoreline Aerial Photos
Provides 1993 aerial photos of all shoreline of Puget Sound.
Waste Wise Volunteers
Started by Beach Watchers - focuses on sustainable living. Resource for recyling, composting, and septic system information.
Whidbey Camano Land Trust
Mission Statement: The Whidbey Camano Land Trust protects our islands' natural habitats and rural lands in partnership with landowners and the broader community.
Whidbey Island Conservation District
Serves residents of Whidbey Island in conserving natural resources through educational outreach as well as technical and financial assistance to provide a healthy environment for present and future generations.
Whidbey Watershed Stewards
Operates the Maxwelton Outdoor Classroom for grades K-5 with hands-on science curriculum. Restores creekside property for fish passage and native plants.

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