NWAEP is co-hosting a lunch and learn event with Sustainable Path in Seattle on June 29 at Noon on Orca Awareness Month, presented by Chris Wilke, Executive Director of Puget Soundkeeper.
With its 2000 miles of shoreline, 28 river systems, 10,000 streams, 8 species of salmon & trout, 10 species of marine mammals and an important shellfish industry, Puget Sound is a national treasure that is under threat. Toxic pollution from stormwater, wastewater, industrial agriculture and fossil fuels imperils the future of the Sound and threatens the health of our communities.
Join us to learn more about which specific issues pose the biggest threats and what can be done by citizens, policy makers and industries to protect Puget Sound and all of its freshwater tributaries. We'll also have a discussion of some of the recent efforts by the new federal administration to undermine existing protections and what is being done to resist dangerous policy proposals and funding cuts.
Speaker: Chris Wilke, Executive Director of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Bio: Chris works every day to keep our waterways safe from pollution. Whether it’s holding polluters accountable to the Clean Water Act, working to strengthen regulatory protections for clean water in Puget Sound, or forging solutions and working to assist those that want to do the right thing, if it involves protecting our waterways, Chris and his team at Puget Soundkeeper are usually at the center of the discussion.
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