Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Funding Board

ABOUT THE FUND

From left to right: Holly Powers, Phil Wong, Lee Moyer, Barry Wenger

Lee Moyer
Lee Moyer was a founding board member of the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and served on the PSA board for 27 years. He also served on the Seattle Shoreline Parks Improvement Fund Committee, helping to oversee the allocation of METRO mitigation money to shoreline projects of all sizes, and is the former president of the Washington State Parks Boating Safety Committee.

Lee is a lifelong resident of the Puget Sound region, and the retired owner of a kayak manufacturing and sales firm in the Seattle-Tacoma area. He is the author of Sea Kayak Navigation Simplified, a practical hands-on guide for the coastal kayaker.

Holly Powers
Holly Powers is a Program Officer at The Russell Family Foundation, and manages grants and community relationships for the foundation’s Environmental Sustainability Program. Holly’s portfolios include Puget Sound (regionally focused on Puget Sound Water Quality, Polluted Runoff Management and Green Infrastructure Development) and the Puyallup Watershed Initiative – a 10 year investment in the capacity of leaders and residents to protect, steward and enhance their watershed.

Holly has her Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington, where she studied women leaders in the global environmental justice movement. She has been recognized by the Center for Whole Communities as a Young Leader Reimagining Conservation and completed a national fellowship program, 2042 Today, which trains environmental leaders to effectively engage communities in a rapidly changing American society. Holly sits on several community boards and committees including an international clean water organization, a non-profit hub, an affordable housing association and a LGBTQ resource center.

Barry Wenger
Mr. Wenger has a strong science background and has been involved in environmental planning, land use and shoreline issues for the past 38 years in Washington State. His passion for the environment balanced with a solid commitment for reasonable and sustainable planning and regulation has allowed him to be an outstanding leader in the field of shoreline management. He has mentored local and state planners and taught a multitude of land use and environmental classes at planning conferences, training sessions, universities and colleges over the past decades.

Mr. Wenger’s long-term working relationship with local regulators, property owners, resource agency staff, NGOs, tribal personnel, and shoreline development contractors and professionals i.e. engineers, architects, etc provides a solid foundation for understanding the needs of the various stakeholders and data end users. Mr. Wenger was the Senior Environmental Planner for the Washington State Department of Ecology Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program for 26 years from 1986 – 2012 when he retired from state service. He was the lead planner working with local cities and counties around the state, with an emphasis on Puget Sound, to develop Shoreline Master Program updates and amendments. Grant officer for many of these entities as well as NGOs, and community groups i.e. BeachWatchers, etc to plan and implement a wide range of public access and environmental improvements. He was the lead planner and negotiator on a multitude of large-scale projects such as the Gateway Pacific Terminal, Cherry Point Industrial Pier, Georgia Straight Crossing Natural Gas Pipeline, Sumas 2 Co-Generation Plant, among others. Following under-graduate studies at the University of Washington in Biological Oceanography, he was one of the first graduates from Western Washington University – Huxley College of Environmental Studies with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Planning in 1974.

Phil Wong
Phil Wong retired from the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10, Seattle, Washington after more than thirty-one years of service. For the majority of his career he was responsible for enforcing environmental regulations established by the Toxics Release Inventory and Clean Water Act. Phil is also noted for his involvement with the initial investigation and cleanup of Gas Works Park in Seattle. As a remedial project manager in EPA’s Superfund Program, Phil received a national award for implementing a remedial action in Tacoma’s Commencement Bay Superfund Site.
Since retirement, Phil is often seen chasing rainbows with a fly rod on local lakes, streams and beaches. He is a volunteer sailing instructor with the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle.

 

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