Salish SeaFresh - Olympia Oyster

In our newest episode, Kenny learns more about the Olympia Oyster, the only oyster native to the West Coast. Watch and find out more about oyster restoration and why Olympia oysters are an important species to prioritize recovering in Puget Sound.

Thank you to Taylor Shellfish Farms, the Jefferson and Skagit Marine Resources Committee and others for their commitment to Salish Sea restoration, which has helped bring millions of Olympia Oysters back to Fidalgo Bay and the north Puget Sound.

Thanks for watching.

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The Northwest Straits Foundation, a Salish
Sea conservation organization, raises funds
to support locally-driven marine restoration,
stewardship and education programs.

Our award-winning projects in nearshore
habitat restoration and derelict gear removal
have restored the coastal environment in
Washington’s seven Northwestern counties.

seal of transparency 2018 Gold

 

Help protect our marine environment.

Get Involved

We work alongside citizen volunteers to collect meaningful scientific data to better understand the health of our shorelines and the physical and biological responses to the shoreline restoration efforts.

What we do

We play a vital role in the Northwest Straits Initiative; leveraging funding for, and collaboration in, conservation and restoration projects that are important to our communities.

Our Impact Annually

We foster collaboration and participation to restore and protect marine resources of the Northwest Straits.

Acres of marine habitat restored

Volunteer hours

Derelict fishing nets removed

Community Engagement

Volunteers are our most valuable resource! Muddy boots, expert knowledge and boundless curiosity are intrinsic to the strong citizen science and marine stewardship that define the Northwest Straits Initiative. We love what we do, and anyone can participate.

Derelict Gear Program

By removing lost and abandoned crab pots, fishing nets, and other gear, our Derelict Fishing Gear program has helped restore more than 820 acres of precious marine environment, saving nearly 470,000 entangled animals annually.

Shore Friendly – Shoreline Landowner Program

Approximately 27% of our region’s shoreline is modified with armor. Reducing shoreline armoring is vital to restoring the health of the Northwest Strait’s ecosystem.

Beach & Nearshore Restoration

We’re improving nearshore habitat for salmon, bull trout, and forage fish, upgrading public access, and increasing the beach’s resilience to climate change.

Learn More About Shore Friendly

SHORE FRIENDLY

Contact

Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 402
Bellingham WA 98225
(360) 733-1725
info@nwstraitsfoundation.org