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Congress I,Salmon Slide


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"I, Salmon", the keynote presentation by Doug Myers of People For Puget Sound for "Puget Sound Starts Here! The 18th Annual Student GREEN Congress".

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Congress I,Salmon Slide

  1. 22. Long-legged Fly – The preferred prey of juvenile Chinook salmon J. Kirk Condyle, NRDCs
  2. 28. Placeholder for hatchery operations series
  3. 29. Shoreline destruction bit by bit
  4. 30. Impervious Surfaces and Polluted Runoff Photo Credit: Paul Joseph Brown/Seattle Post-Intelligencer
  5. 31. Habitat Loss
  6. 33. Tough Issues <ul><li>Nobody likes regulations, but voluntary actions aren’t even close to sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Nobody likes paying taxes or utility rates, but how else do we get public things done? </li></ul>
  7. 39. GAO’s recommendations <ul><li>Decision-making body </li></ul><ul><li>Hold responsible parties accountable </li></ul><ul><li>Link funding to outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, transparent tracking of results </li></ul>
  8. 43. Schooling Sandlance – The most important forage fish for marine birds in Puget Sound
  9. 44. However, significant problems are looming in Puget Sound Bacterial pollution from failing septic tanks
  10. 45. People For Puget Sound <ul><li>Mission: to protect and restore Puget Sound and the Northwest Straits--our living waters, the land and our common future. </li></ul>Kelp greenling and California sea cucumber on rocky reef
  11. 46. Hugh Shipman, Washington Department of Ecology Shoreline Habitat Destruction from Residential Development
  12. 47. Endangered: Southern Resident Orca Whales
  13. 48. <ul><li>Some 5700 acres of highly sediments in Puget Sound need clean-up. </li></ul>Legacy Pollutants from past industrial practices Mohsen Kourehdar, Washington Ecology, photo
  14. 49. Great Blue Heron
  15. 50. Continuing Toxic Discharges from stormwater re-contaminate cleaned up sites Photo courtesy of Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
  16. 51. Opalescent nudibranch in eelgrass bed
  17. 52. Some 5 millions pounds of toxics are released annually to the air in Western Washington. When it rains, they fall right back into Puget Sound!
  18. 53. NOAA photo library Endangered: Marbled murrelet
  19. 54. <ul><li>Harmful impacts from stormwater runoff: </li></ul><ul><li>Undersized culverts disrupt fish passage and sediment transport </li></ul>
  20. 55. NOAA photo library Pigeon guillemot
  21. 56. Beggiotoa bacteria mat – an indicator of low dissolved oxygen
  22. 57. Which future will you choose?