Friday, November 07, 2008

Plan to Rescue Puget Sound

How did this happen? Pollution running off hard surfaces? Scooping doggie poop?

Draft plan to help rescue Puget Sound unveiled

Rescuing ecologically battered Puget Sound requires a wide-ranging campaign expected to cost -- for starters -- at least an extra $100 million a year, state officials said Thursday as they unveiled their draft plan.

Topping the list of actions needed are buying ecologically critical lands and beefing up efforts to rein in pollution flowing off hard surfaces such as streets and parking lots after heavy rains. The list of steps proposed by the Puget Sound Partnership looks far beyond the shores of the Sound itself and spans the spectrum -- from actions as simple as scooping dogs' poop to undertakings as complicated as overhauling state water law.

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