Salmon Defense is partnering with the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT), the Squaxin Island Tribe and the Port of Olympia to protect water quality in South Puget Sound through two specific public and youth education efforts. First, we will work with DERT and the Squaxin Island Tribe, to provide educators and speakers for hands on activities and help recruitment for the youth camp days on the Steh-Chass – the indigenous name for the Budd Inlet/Deschutes Estuary area in the South Puget Sound area of the Salish Sea. Second, we will partner with the Squaxin Island Tribe and the Port of Olympia to develop a trail on the Budd Inlet waterfront along with interpretive signage to honor Billy Frank Jr., our late leader and warrior activist for our indigenous culture, environmental justice, salmon, water quality and habitat.
Salmon Defense: Water Quality Protection through Education and Leadership
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018