Join us for a fun afternoon by the Salish Sea!
You’re cordially invited to celebrate 20 years of marine conservation with the Northwest Straits Foundation on Saturday, June 10th, by the shore in Edmonds, WA, from 2-6pm. Come with your enthusiasm and curiosity as we explore the Foundation’s programs in partnership-driven marine conservation. This interactive event connects you with our inspiring scholars, interns, staff and board to learn about our work.
Please join us as we honor our past and raise funds for the future of our leading programs in nearshore restoration, derelict gear, monitoring and Salish Sea Conservation Corps.
Bring your friends and family. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
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.
We foster collaboration and participation to restore and protect marine resources of the Northwest Straits.
Acres of marine habitat restored
Derelict fishing nets removed
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.
Northwest Straits Foundation
1155 N State St Ste 400
Bellingham WA 98225