New Report Details Path to Improve Puget Sound Water Quality–and Recover Wild Salmon Populations -eNews Park Forest

More fuel for the fire of what actually has to be changed to succeed at cleaning up Puget Sound.

The Western Environmental Law Center announces a new report, Agricultural Pollution in Puget Sound: Inspiration to Change Washington’s Reliance on Voluntary Incentive Programs to Save Salmon. Puget Sound’s poor water quality is a problem for ecosystem health, wild salmon and shellfish. Our state and federal government spend taxpayer money on programs designed to fix the pollution problem, but recently only two of 17 reporting regions in Puget Sound showed any improvements in water quality. The Washington Department of Ecology acknowledges significant declines in Puget Sound water conditions and the Puget Sound Partnership reported in 2015 that of 27 vital sign indicators, only 10 show improvements and “few are at—or even within reach of—their 2014 interim targets.” (eNews Park Forest)

New Report Details Path to Improve Puget Sound Water Quality–and Recover Wild Salmon Populations

How Logging and Agriculture Affect Water Quality – Earthfix Podcast

Podcast: The Next Act II – How Logging And Agriculture Affect Water Quality –

Good podcast on the issues related to the problems (all fixable) of logging and agriculture. This is an ongoing tug of war with those engaged in the both, vs. what needs to be done to allow the activities to continue with minimal if any harm to streams that provide us with salmon.

http://earthfix.kcts9.org/water/article/podcast-the-next-act-ii-how-logging-and-agricultur/

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