Puget Sound Action Agenda up for renewal

Puget Sound Partnership is updating the Puget Sound Action Agenda and encouraging people to get involved. An “Online Open House,” which explains the Action Agenda step by step and offers a survey, will be available until next Tuesday.


The 2016 Action Agenda — the next updated plan for restoring Puget Sound — will be written with a more strategic approach than ever before, according to PSP officials. “Near Term Actions” will be designed to fulfill specific strategies for improving Puget Sound. Funding needs will be identified.

Next year, the Action Agenda will cease to be a single document updated every two years. Instead, a Long-Term Comprehensive Plan will be updated every four to six years, while a two-year Implementation Plan will include the prioritized list of Near Term Actions.

Proposed actions themselves are currently undergoing approval at the local level, as directed by the Local Integrating Organizations working under a specific time schedule.

One might wonder why the Puget Sound Partnership needs to keep updating the Action Agenda every two years, but it seems like a good time to review what restoration projects have been accomplished and what work should be done next. I can attest that each Action Agenda has gotten better since the first one seven years ago. I expect that the next one will be another improvement.

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