King County Executive Dow Constantine today recognized People for Puget Sound upon word the long-time regional environmental advocacy organization intends to cease operations this fall.
“For more than two decades People for Puget Sound has been the advocate for our region’s most iconic and fragile natural resource. The Sound is at the core of our quality of life and prosperity in King County and beyond, teeming with biodiversity as a home to whales, salmon, seals, herons, eagles and countless other species.
“I personally appreciated the group’s unflagging support in the effort to acquire the Maury Island gravel site and permanently protect the longest remaining piece of undeveloped Puget Sound shoreline in King County.
“Without doubt the health of the Sound is better than it would have been without the work of People for Puget Sound, but it remains in serious jeopardy from pollution and loss of habitat.
“I want to thank all the dedicated staff and volunteers who have worked with People for Puget Sound for their incredible passion. The task is more important now than ever before. It is up to us now to pick up the baton and carry forward this urgent and vital mission.”