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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Toxics in Puget Sound - Event TONITE at REI

People for Puget Sound is sponsoring a presentation tonite (Wed, 12/1), about the impacts of toxics on Puget Sound. 

Many people know that Puget Sound has big problems, but just looking out across it from a distance does not convey the magnitude of problems below the surface.
Cherry Point View
photo credit-PPS
But where do the toxics come from? You don't have to look far, especially on a rainy day. Just look at your street in your neighborhood. Toxics are washed "down the drain" and right into the local waterbody, and that all leads to Puget Sound eventually.
Toxics from your neighborhood
photo credit-PPS
So head down to REI tonite and get the facts!

Advocates for Puget Sound- Toxics in Puget Sound

Come and learn about how toxic chemicals affect both human and environmental health in the Puget Sound region. Scientists and policy makers will talk about the steps being taken to clean up toxic sediments and present ways citizens can become involved. 
Guest speakers:
Toxic contamination and its effect on Puget Sound wildlife
ames West, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Puget Sound Assessment and Monitoring Program
Sandie O'Neill, Fish Biologist, Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NOAA)
Toxic cleanup of the Duwamish River Superfund site
BJ Cummings, Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition
Personal behavior and the toxic contamination of Puget Sound
Heather Trim, Toxics Program Manager, People For Puget Sound
The goal of the Advocates for Puget Sound lecture is to provide environmentally aware 
citizens with the tools to become advocates for the health and restoration of Puget Sound.
time: 7pm
where: REI Flagship Store, 222 Yale Ave N Seattle, WA 98109
questions: (206) 382-7007 x161
People For Puget Sound members, free; non-members, $5, at the door.
Please RSVP to Sarah Barkley.

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