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New Study Announces Urban Runoff is Killing  Salmon

Toxic stormwater runoff from highways is killing adult coho salmon in urban streams of Puget Sound, according to a new study by WSG-funded researcher Jen McIntyre and others. But there is hope in a simple solution.


Climate Change Law

The UW School of Law is hosting its first-ever Environmental Law Symposium on climate change Friday, November 6, featuring recent findings and litigation updates on ocean acidification. Co-sponsored by WSG.


Welcome to 2015 Hershman Fellows

This month six new Hershman fellows embark on one-year fellowships around the Sound, tackling topics as varied as assessing paddlesports in Washington to addressing climate change with the Makah Tribe.




•  WSG News Blog

Read about recent research, education, and outreach activities on our WSG news blog.

•  The Coast Nerd Gazette

•  Sea Life

Photo of beach sunset with walkers



Boatyard Pollution Prevention

October 10: A free workshop in Pt. Townsend will help contractors and DIYers adhere to current environmental regulations for boatyards. Events


Salmon Docent Training

October 16: Salmon expert Paul Dorn shares his knowledge of species and issues affecting salmon in the Salish Sea. Once trained, share your knowledge with others at upcoming salmon events around the Sound with WSG’s Kitsap Salmon Docents.


National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium

October 19: The registration deadline is the 19th for the fourth National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium, November 16-19, 2015, in Tampa, Florida.





  • WSG Science Communications Fellowship   WSG’s two-quarter communications fellowship from September 30, 2015 – March 21, 2016. Applications are now closed. Fellows work on a range of communications projects and gain valuable experience as science communicators.
  • Marc Hershman Marine Policy Fellowship
    WSG’s one-year state policy fellowship from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. Fellows team with mentors in state government or an NGO host office, working on ocean, coastal science and management issues
  • WSG 2015 Request for Proposal (RFP)
    WSG’s biennial competition to fund research and workforce development projects for February 2016 through January 2018
  • Program Development
    WSG sets aside a portion of its federal budget for small grants.

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