Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Olympia Oyster Restoration
Re-establish self-sustaining native oyster beds to provide natural filtration and structured habitat for a diverse community of organisms, including juvenile salmon prey.
Pinto Abalone Recovery
Raise and outplant hatchery-reared abalone using state-of-the-art techniques to recover a vanishing species and maintain the health of rocky reef habitat.
Community Shellfish Farms
Operate community shellfish farms in Henderson Inlet and Port Madison in order to 1) restore and maintain clean water; 2) spur pollution control efforts; and 3) re-forge connections between local communities and healthy marine resources.
Re-establish kelp beds as a key component of a healthy nearshore system to help recover salmon and other fish populations, and remediate ocean acidification.
Develop or adapt innovative approaches to restoration and water quality improvements
Participate in cutting-edge research and investigate potential strategies for mitigating ocean acidification.
Engage people in growing food on the beach in order to provide tasty incentives for good stewardship practices.
Recover native species that have lost breeding populations, maintain genetic diversity, and conduct research on the effect of changing seawater conditions.
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Enhance shellfish resources in the
coastal waters of Washington State
Our Mission, Our Goal
Restore. Renew. Recover.
Founded in 1997, Puget Sound Restoration Fund works collaboratively to restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through on-the-ground projects. We are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life, and capable of sustaining us. The populations we rebuild to achieve that vision – oysters, abalone, kelp – are key to maintaining ecosystem health. The community shellfish farms we've launched are designed to spur clean water efforts and re-forge connections between people and resources.
Mark Your Calendar
Walrus & Carpenter Low-Tide Picnic
January 20, January 21, and February 6, 2015
The "picnic" takes place by lantern and/or moon light on Taylor's Totten Inlet oyster bed on a low minus tide at night in the middle of the winter. An icy gust of wind off the bay might invigorate the experience. Shucking lessons are available or you can visit one of the oyster bars set up on the beach. Plump, sweet, perky oysters await, just rousted from their beds and opened on the spot with award-wining "oyster wines" served in Reidel stemware close at hand. Just the right mix of magic and madness. When the tide starts coming in, you can enjoy a bonfire and a cup of Xinh Dwelley's hot oyster stew before getting back on the bus. All proceeds benefit PSRF. More info...
All dates are SOLD OUT! There are a few spots for private vehicles for the January dates, if you are interested in driving (the cost is the same). Please contact Wendy Welch, firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information. The February 6th is full for private vehicles. Call Wendy at 206.780-6947 to be added to the wait list.
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