Puget Sound Restoration Fund


iconic species and habitats that are
imperiled or diminished


our connections to marine resources


a healthy ecosystem that supports diverse species - including us

Photos by Cameron Karsten, Marc Shor, Lisa Merrill

Our Projects

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 and Carpenter

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...

Oyster Wine Winners

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, wendy@restorationfund.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.

News and Events

Sign up now before our 2016 PMCSF CSA memberships sell out, and enjoy five harvests between April and July of our delicious Port Madison Petites! Pass the word along to your family, friends and neighbors and be a part of this growing community of oyster lovers. More info...

Join us at the Harbour Pub on Bainbridge Island for PMCSF oysters on the half shell. Fridays at 4pm on January 8th, February 5th, and March 4th.

One of PSRF’s biggest new initiatives is to investigate the potential for kelps and other seaweeds to mitigate ocean acidification. Seaweeds can potentially do all manner of good from drawing down CO2 in the water, to improving conditions for sensitive marine critters, to providing tasty sea vegetables that don’t require irrigation. It’s great that The New Yorker is highlighting the “new leaf” in their November food issue and that government, scientists, and entrepreneurs are banding together to build toward a sustainable future.

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Puget Sound Restoration Fund is honored to be awarded a Community Benefit Award through Boeing Employees Credit Union's (BECU) People Helping People awards program. This program supports local, member supported non-profits, and the money will be used to support Olympic College interns who are interested in the field of restoration aquaculture and also to upgrade some of our equipment so we can expand our algae culture program to support the various native shellfish species that we are working to restore.Thank you to our friends at BECU!

BECU award

Puget Sound Restoration Fund has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for their Puget Sound Ocean Acidification mitigation project. Learn more…
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm oyster season has started! We are offering many ways to get Henderson Oysters such as Elliot's Oyster House in Seattle, local restaurants in Olympia, work-parties at the Farm, and our new farm stand at the corner of Stoll Rd. and Lilly Rd. in east Olympia. Click here for more information or to place an order for pickup.
PSRF is pleased to announce Johansson-Clark Real Estate has renewed their sponsorship of the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm. Johansson-Clark has a philosophy of “island living,” which involves working with the community to hold on to healthy and productive marine systems. This complements PSRF’s vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is full of life and capable of sustaining us. Re-connecting people on Bainbridge Island with harvest opportunities provides an incentive for efforts to preserve and restore clean water. Please visit www.johanssonclark.com
Get added to our mailing list to keep informed on our projects through our annual newsletters, and to learn about our lively events, like the Walrus and Carpenter Picnics!

One Call For All

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is a proud member of ONE CALL FOR ALL. For every donation through OCFA, the Puget Sound Restoration Fund receives additional non-designated funds.