A PUGET SOUND INITIATIVE location – Reaching the goal of a healthy, sustainable Puget Sound

Port Gardner and Lower Snohomish Estuary Sediments Investigation

Port Gardner and the Lower Snohomish Estuary is one of seven priority bays Ecology is working on throughout Puget Sound as part of the Puget Sound Initiative. Part of this work includes conducting bay wide sediment characterizations to inform cleanup and restoration decisions, identify potential areas of sediment contamination, and confirm the priority areas for cleanup in the Bay and Estuary.

Past sediment sampling has shown that levels of several toxic chemicals exceed state cleanup standards.  Ecology is using special funding from the Puget Sound Initiative to investigate sediment pollution and develop a strategy for cleaning up areas in the bay.

Where can I review the results of this investigation?

The report is now available. Please visit the information repository locations listed at the right for a copy of the report.


Baywide Health Consultation:

Additional Resources


Puget Sound Initiative Orca


Port Gardner Bay,  Snohomish County

map showing site location as Snohomish County, WA

Russ McMillan

Repository Locations:

Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave.
Everett, WA 98201
Hours: Mon-Wed
10am-9 pm, Thurs-Sat.
10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm

Washington State Department of Ecology
Toxics Cleanup Program
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, WA 98504-7600

Please call Gina Casteel at 360\407-7394 or e-mail gcas461@ecy.wa.gov  for a copy.