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From snow-capped mountains to lush forests and rocky shorelines, the Puget Sound region is characterized by magnificent natural resources and an enviable quality of life that sustains our region.

 

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Washington Native Plant Society »The Washington Native Plant Society has provided educational opportunities and conservation advocacy in Washington for over 30 years.
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Bridle Trails Park Foundation »Bridle Trails State Park, 480 acres of trees and trails, is in the heavily urban area of King County with a population of nearly 3 million residents. The Bridle Trails Park Foundation (BTPF) was organized to keep this park open and staffed by the Washington State Parks.
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Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation »Cascade Bicycle Club Education Foundation supports its sister organization Cascade Bicycle Club. Cascade offers bicycle education, events and advocacy to individuals, organizations and governments in the greater Puget Sound region.
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The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
Recent Foundation Activities
$370,000 in GiveTogether Grants Awarded
The Seattle Foundation announces $370,000 in grants have been awarded to 12 local organizations working to connect youth to nature.
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Coalition Connects Transportation, Health and Climate Change Issues
Transportation Choices Coalition brings citizens, businesses and public agencies together to help improve Washington’s transportation system to meet the state’s growing needs. The coalition educates the public on transportation issues, policies, and projects and makes the connections between transportation, health and climate change.
Washington State has a 64% greater concentration of clean technology jobs than the U.S. average.
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Sightline Institute
Sightline Institute, Cascadia's sustainability think tank, provides research and tools to help create a healthy, lasting prosperity in the Northwest.
Sound Health, Sound Future: Protecting and Restoring Puget Sound
The Puget Soiund Partnership was given a 10-month assignment to “develop recommendations for preserving the health and ecosystem of Puget Sound, and to help educate and enlist the public in achieving recovery of the Sound by 2020.” This document outlines those recommendations.
The Washington Climate Change Impacts Assessment
An assessment of climate change impacts on Washington state through the development of updated climate change scenarios for Washington state and assessment of the impacts of climate change across sectors.
An Overview of Potential Economic Costs to Washington of a Business-As-Usual Approach to Climate Change
Building on a 2006 study, the University of Oregon issued an updated report in 2009 detailing the economic costs in Washington state of a “business as usual approach to climate change.”
Puget Sound Facts
The Puget Sound Partnership's Resource Center for a variety of facts about Puget Sound.

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