BENEFITING: WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
ORGANIZER: WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL
EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2014
WASHINGTON ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL wrote -
In the clear, shallow waters along the coast of the Salish Sea lives a little fish that plays a big role in the lives of salmon to seabirds to even the majestic orca whale. Small fish called surf smelt are not the largest or showiest fish, but they have a giant role in keeping Puget Sound ecosystems diverse and healthy. The smelt feed on tiny plankton to keep their own populations large and strong in order to be a key food source for marine seabirds, rockfish, salmon, and many other fish and mammals.
Surf smelt do their part in supporting Puget Sound ecosystems and all of us can do the same: protecting surf smelt habitat and restoring the Sound. With increasing threats of oil and coal tankers moving through the Salish Sea in addition to rapidly shrinking habitat, it’s going to take each and every one of us to stand up for the Sound!
The People For Puget Sound program at WEC stands up for the Sound by advocating policies in Olympia that protect the health of our waterways and habitat, as well as working on the ground with engaged citizens in five of Washington’s Aquatic Reserves.
People just like you have volunteered thousands of hours on the Aquatic Reserves: monitoring beach habitat, educating their neighbors about Puget Sound restoration, and standing up for safe, clean, and vibrant coastal communities for all - people and surf smelt alike. But project funding cuts threaten the work of these local committees.
You can make a difference for the surf smelt, Puget Sound habitat, and Aquatic Reserve citizen stewards when you stand up for the Sound. Your gift today goes directly to the on-the-ground work of People For Puget Sound and the Aquatic Reserve committees. Join us - stand up for the Sound today!