people for puget sound http://www.kplu.org en People for Puget Sound shutting down this fall http://www.kplu.org/post/people-puget-sound-shutting-down-fall <p>A major environmental group, People for Puget Sound, has been shut down by its board because of finances. The organization is being absorbed by two other environmental groups.</p><p>People for Puget Sound was founded in 1991 by a<a href="http://seattletimes.com/html/editorials/2015352817_edit18puget.html"> charismatic woman</a> named<a href="http://pugetsound.org/membership/how-you-can-help/kathy-fletcher-sustaining-puget-sound-legacy-fund"> Kathy Fletcher</a>.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:40:39 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6306 at http://www.kplu.org New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound http://www.kplu.org/post/new-refuge-preserves-underwater-landscapes-puget-sound <p>The state is adding 15,000 acres of protected land around the <a href="http://www.nisquallyestuary.org/">Nisqually Reach Wildlife Refuge</a>, exempting it from commercial development of any kind.</p><p>All the land is under water. It&rsquo;s the seventh and southern-most area in Puget Sound to be designated as an <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/ResearchScience/Topics/AquaticHabitats/Pages/aqr_rsve_aquatic_reserves_program.aspx">Aquatic Reserve</a>. Signing of a <a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/Publications/amp_sepa_aqr_nisqually_plan_changes.pdf">new management plan</a> takes place today at 1:30 p.m.</p><p> Fri, 09 Sep 2011 17:52:30 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2586 at http://www.kplu.org New refuge preserves underwater landscapes in Puget Sound Rainwater gardens preventing toxic runoff into Puget Sound http://www.kplu.org/post/rainwater-gardens-preventing-toxic-runoff-puget-sound <p>The forecast is for sunny skies this weekend and some of the warmest temps we&#39;ve seen all year.&nbsp;</p><p>But when it rains a lot &ndash; as it has been lately &ndash; the runoff from city streets and houses pours toxins straight into Puget Sound.&nbsp;</p><p>How homeowners can address that kind of water pollution is the subject of <a href="http://pugetsound.org/programs/education/runoff/pollution">a series of neighborhood tours put on throughout the region this summer</a>.&nbsp; The first one is <a href="http://pugetsound.org/programs/education/runoff/tours">this weekend in Seattle.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 03 Jun 2011 21:04:38 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1785 at http://www.kplu.org Rainwater gardens preventing toxic runoff into Puget Sound