Leadership Council to hear status of resident orca, updates to 2016 Action Agenda
Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council will meet April
28-29 in Port Townsend
The Puget Sound Partnership’s Leadership Council will meet on
Thursday, April 28, from 11:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday, April 29, from
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort Worden’s Commons Conference Room, 200 Battery Way,
Thursday meeting highlights include:
A presentation from National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists on the status of Southern Resident
Killer Whales, the endangered orca that live year-round in Puget Sound. The health of the resident orca population is
one of the Partnership’s 22 Vital Signs, which collectively help us understand
whether our efforts to recover Puget Sound are on track.
Friday meeting highlights include:
The latest on efforts to update the 2016 Action
Agenda for Puget Sound. This collaborative planning process is part of the
Partnership’s work to focus investments on actions that are most likely to
advance Puget Sound protection and recovery targets. The Leadership Council
will discuss high-priority recovery actions to complete within the next two
years. The Leadership Council will review findings and recommendations from the
draft plan forwarded from the Science Panel, Ecosystem Coordination Board, and
Salmon Recovery Council.
A presentation on National Estuary Program
funding, led by representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency’s
regional office. National Estuary Program funds are directed toward high-priority
actions to restore habitat, reduce stormwater runoff, and re-open shellfish
The full agenda, meeting materials and directions to the
meeting location are available at http://psp.wa.gov/LC_meetings.php.
This meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome to provide comment and
learn about the regional effort to restore and protect Puget Sound.
If you need special accommodations to participate in this
meeting, please notify the Special Assistant to the Boards, Dominique Hampton,
About the Puget Sound Partnership
Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency formed to lead the region’s
collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Working with hundreds of governments, tribes, scientists, businesses, and nonprofits,
the Partnership mobilizes partner action around a common agenda,
advances Sound investments, and tracks progress to optimize recovery.