Puget Sound and Coastal
Puget Sound and the marine waters of Washington are central to the lives of people in Western Washington. Swimming, shellfishing, and walking the shorelines are part of our regional heritage. This heritage is being threatened by toxics, bacteria, and increasing population pressure. Beaches are closed to swimming, commerical shellfish beds are closed, and there are dead zones in Hood Canal. Check our programs below to see the monitoring we use to identify these problems and direct policy makers.
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