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Puget Sound is one of the most ecologically diverse ecosystems in North America. It is a place of rare biological diversity and high economic value. The health and productivity of Puget Sound is a cornerstone of the region’s quality of life and vibrant economy, from sport fishing to salmon and shellfish production to tourism.

Grants and Funding

EPA receives federal funding to support efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound, most of which are used for financial assistance to state, local and Tribal governments for efforts to implement the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

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Health of the Salish Sea Report (Ecosystem Indicators)

In July 2013, EPA and Environment Canada released our joint Health of the Salish Sea Ecosystem Report which describes environmental trends across the Salish Sea watershed in Washington and British Columbia, including Puget Sound.

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Today's governments - local, state, Tribal, provincial and federal - acknowledge the need to work across political boundaries to meet our common challenges for the future of the Puget Sound ecosystem.

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Transboundary Air Quality

We are working cooperatively with our partners in Canada to develop a better understanding of the science of the Puget Sound airshed and to improve programs that reduce emissions of air pollution.

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Puget Sound Photos

Where's the money going?

Map of Puget Sound Funding from EPA

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2014 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference Exit EPA disclaimer
April 30 - May 2, 2014
Seattle, Washington

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View Puget Sound sediment sampling data taken from EPA's survey vessel, the BOLD.

Watch the flyover tour to view the size and shape of the Puget Sound watershed

or you can use this Google Earth file to explore it yourself. You'll need Google Earth installed Exit EPA Disclaimer to view this file.

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