Puget Sound Restoration Fund

Our mission: To restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through tangible, on-the-ground projects.


Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) is a Washington-based nonprofit organization. Founded in 1997, PSRF is dedicated exclusively to restoring marine habitat, water quality and native species in Puget Sound. We pursue restoration collaboratively with industry, tribes, government agencies, private landowners and community groups and we take a non-activist, project-oriented, broadly inclusive approach to our work. As an organization, we are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life and capable of sustaining us.


Walrus and Carpenter
Photo Scott Squire

Get Ready for the 2015 Walrus and Carpenter Picnic!

Monday, February 16th. Tickets are on sale now. More information here...

Save the Date: October 3, 2015, for Whiskies for Wildlife. More information later...

SIGN UP for the 2015 Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm CSA Program! Enjoy a bounty of the tasty Port Madison Petites this coming spring and summer... Growing shellfish has many environmental benefits, including improved water quality, species diversity and eelgrass growth. A single oyster can filter 20 gallons of water per day. Why not enjoy some oysters and be a part of the solution to cleaning up Puget Sound?

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.


Noteworthy Items

  • Read Seattle Magazine's article "Despite Troubled Waters, We're Experiencing an Oyster Renaissance"
  • Click here to read our recent newsletter.

  • PSRF is pleased to announce Johansson-Clark Real Estate as a 2014 sponsor 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

  • Click here to read Betsy Peabody's article entitled "Washington Shellfish Initiative lifts Native Oyster Restoration Efforts in Puget Sound"

  • Shellfish growers from around the state served up 33,000 world-class oysters November 2nd at Elliott’s Oyster House’s annual Oyster New Year celebration, generating a whopping $10,000 for Puget Sound Restoration Fund’s Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm.  It was the oyster lover’s ultimate experience as a throng of 1,000 slurpers descended on the 100 foot-long oyster bar, knocking back these gifts from the sea while lapping up salmon, crab, and fritters and dousing down wines, ales and other concoctions from the Northwest and beyond.  Truly, a tour-de-force performance by all!

Northwest Shellfish Industry Provides Important Ecological and Economic Value (by NOAA)

NOAA Support for Puget Sound Shellfish: Native Oysters, Abalone, and a Healthy Marine Habitat (by NOAA)

Native oysters in South Puget Sound

Attracting native oyster larvae with shell habitat in Liberty Bay