Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Olympia Oyster Restoration
Re-establish self-sustaining native oyster beds to provide natural filtration and structured habitat for a diverse community of organisms, including juvenile salmon prey.
Pinto Abalone Recovery
Raise and outplant hatchery-reared abalone using state-of-the-art techniques to recover a vanishing species and maintain the health of rocky reef habitat.
Community Shellfish Farms
Operate community shellfish farms in Henderson Inlet and Port Madison in order to 1) restore and maintain clean water; 2) spur pollution control efforts; and 3) re-forge connections between local communities and healthy marine resources.
Re-establish kelp beds as a key component of a healthy nearshore system to help recover salmon and other fish populations, and remediate ocean acidification.
Develop or adapt innovative approaches to restoration and water quality improvements
Participate in cutting-edge research and investigate potential strategies for mitigating ocean acidification.
Engage people in growing food on the beach in order to provide tasty incentives for good stewardship practices.
Recover native species that have lost breeding populations, maintain genetic diversity, and conduct research on the effect of changing seawater conditions.
Washington Shellfish Initiative
Enhance shellfish resources in the
coastal waters of Washington State
Our Mission, Our Goal
Restore. Renew. Recover.
Founded in 1997, Puget Sound Restoration Fund works collaboratively to restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through on-the-ground projects. We are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life, and capable of sustaining us. The populations we rebuild to achieve that vision – oysters, abalone, kelp – are key to maintaining ecosystem health. The community shellfish farms we've launched are designed to spur clean water efforts and re-forge connections between people and resources.
Walrus & Carpenter Oyster Picnics!
January 9, February 7, and February 8, 2017
Hosted by Taylor Shellfish Farms as a benefit for the Puget Sound Restoration Fund, the Walrus & Carpenter picnics provide the ultimate oyster-eating experience. "We are pleased and honored to join with Taylor Shellfish for these night-time excursions. Eating oysters right off the beach is the ultimate reminder that we are fed by these waters and forever bound to keep them clean," says Betsy Peabody, Executive Director of the Restoration Fund. A very big thank you to our Wine Partners: Browne Family Vineyards! SOLD OUT FOR 2017.
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