OUR WORK IN WASHINGTON HAS BEEN REFLECTED IN NEWS STORIES, GUEST OPINION COLUMNS, AND EDITORIALS AROUND THE STATE.

Here are some of the highlights:


EDITORIALS & OPINION

We’re making the case for action on climate change, forest restoration, ocean conservation, Puget Sound protection and more.


 

CITIES

We’re making our cities stronger and building support for nature with green infrastructure and natural solutions for pollution

KOMO Radio: Outside Our Doors – Nature Makes Us Healthier

Huffington Post: Solutions for Stormwater in Seattle

Bellingham Herald (and 30 more outlets): They’ve de-paved a parking lot and put in a paradise

Treehugger: 5 ways rain gardens can help Seattle and Puget Sound

Crosscut: To solve water pollution, Seattle turns to an old solution


MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY!

We teamed up with KING 5, Boeing and other partners for a host of volunteer events installing rain gardens and other green-infrastructure projects around the Puget Sound region.

KING 5: Make a Difference Day Volunteer Joy

KING 5 New Day Northwest: How Rain Gardens Can Save the Environment


PUGET SOUND RESTORATION

Puget Sound is a national treasure and is crucial to our economy and quality of life. We’re working to protect it.

KING 5: Fir Island dike breach restores salmon habitat

KING 5: Puget Sound recovery effort gets historic $600 million boost


THE EMERALD EDGE

The Emerald Edge is the largest intact coastal rainforest on Earth, stretching from Northwest Washington through British Columbia and into Southeast Alaska. Here we are working directly with indigenous and local people across the region to put their priorities first: investing in youth, supporting indigenous authority, building healthy economies, and supporting emerging leaders.

New York Times: Old treaties and new alliances empower native tribes

Seattle P-I: World’s biggest rainforest: Much of British Columbia coast protected

Chinook Observer: Among Titans: Nature Conservancy’s ambitious Ellsworth Creek watershed restoration breathes life into forest, stream

Aberdeen Daily World: New community garden is a neighborhood builder


We’re working to restore 6 million acres of forests in Washington, working on our own lands and leading project that cross private, state, federal and tribal lands to benefit all forests in Washington.


We’re working with local communities, tribes and fishermen on the Washington coast to keep the ocean and shorelines healthy and improve our fisheries.


CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate change is already having dramatic effects on people and nature in Washington. We’re working to find solutions that work for all Washington’s communities.

Seattle Times Newspapers in Education: Impacts of climate change here in Puget Sound

KNKX: Will a carbon tax fly in Washington state?

Scientific American: Climate Change contributed to big year for wildfires


OUT ON THE GROUND WITH STAFF, VOLUNTEERS

We’re working across the state to care for the lands and waters that sustain us all — and volunteers are key.

Everett Herald: Neighborhood for Birds restored at Port Susan Bay

Northwest Public Radio: Volunteers search for elusive pygmy rabbits

Ellensburg Daily Record: Nature Conservancy preserve provides a flowery wonderland


SEE YOU IN 2017!