Funding Opportunity – Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership

The Pacific Marine and Estuarine Fish Habitat Partnership is now accepting proposals for funding for fish habitat restoration and protection projects for its FY2023 funding cycle. PMEP will award an estimated $100,000-$350,000 in 2023 for projects that advance its mission.

Please access the full Request for Proposal (RFP) and application instructions Here. The deadline for proposals is 5PM PST Feb. 25, 2022.


Puget Sound Conservation Districts

Congratulations to the Puget Sound Conservation Districts on another great Orca Recovery Day in October. The first attached graphic summarizes the collective impact of the day; the second summarizes Puget Sound Conservation Districts’ collective impact in 2020.


Northwest Chapter 5th National Climate Assessment Workshop

February 1st, 2022, 9:30 – 2:00 pm PT
Please join the authors of the Northwest chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment for a virtual workshop to share your thoughts on the climate change related issues that are most important to you and the Northwest region. Register here.

This workshop is free and open to the public. The information gathered will help authors decide which topics to cover in their chapter of the Fifth National Climate Assessment, a major U.S. Government report on how climate change affects people and places in the United States.

(Event flyer is also attached)


Issuance of the Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 the Department of Ecology issued the Puget Sound Nutrient National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and State Waste Discharge General Permit (permit).  The permit is effective on Jan. 1, 2022, and expires on Dec. 31, 2026.

The Clean Water Act and federal rules require WWTPs that contribute to water quality impairments by discharging excess nutrients to take action to prevent this pollution. The Nutrient General Permit applies to 58 domestic WWTPs discharging to marine and estuarine waters of Washington waters of the Salish Sea.  The Nutrient General Permit focuses only on controlling nutrients and works in conjunction with the WWTPs’ existing individual permits.


Nisqually River Council 2021 Presentations

Nisqually River Council has uploaded 2021 presentations on YouTube in case anyone missed them or wanted to revisit previous presentations. Please see the list of presentations below:

USGS Lower Nisqually Flood Modeling Study Update
Muck Creek Hydrology and Habitat

Recreational Shellfish Closures and Environmental Justice
CZARA Settlement: Land Use Runoff and Water Quality Impacts

Yelm Community Garden
North Thurston Public Schools Field STEM Initiative
Nisqually State Park Update

“Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home”
“For the Good of the Order”

PSAR Rapid Response Funding Update
Salmon Recovery Project Ranking Update
FEMA Risk Mapping Presentation

Puget Sound Climate Advisory Team Recruitment
Drought Forecasting in Washington State

Pigeon Guillemot Study
Pierce County Flood Management Code / Shoreline Master Planning

Thurston County Habitat Conservation Plan
Nisqually-Paradise Corridor Plan
Thurston County Shoreline Master Plan

Bountiful Byways & Overview
Nisqually Levee Repair
Kelp Expedition


Job Opportunities!

Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration (PSAR) Program Manager (Exempt) – Puget Sound Partnership
PSP is looking for a point person for the PSAR fund, tasked to advance the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Plan, which supports the accomplishment of the recovery goals set by the legislature for the Puget Sound and the Puget Sound Partnership. Deadline is Dec 13 – Apply Here. 

Ecosystem Recovery Coordinator (Exempt) – Puget Sound Partnership
PSP is looking for a new ERC to work with local communities and regional partners to accelerate progress on Puget Sound salmon and ecosystem recovery. Deadline is Dec 16 – Apply Here.