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There’s so much to learn about environmental science in the Pacific Northwest! Here are a few resources to get you started:

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Exploring Native Plants at Seahurst Park

Native plants are a precious natural resource.  When native plants are endangered by human development or invasive plant species, the birds, insects, and even fish that depend on them can also become threatened.  Therefore, preserving native plants in our wild areas and choosing them for our own gardens helps preserve the balance of nature and is good for the health of our environment.  Check out our guide to the native plants of Seahurst Park.

 

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Puget Sound Marine Life

Learn more about Puget Sound marine life and environmental issues through King County.  Here you can do everything from viewing a photo collection of marine plants and animals including pictures of Puget Sound fish, invertebrates, and algae to identifying common Intertidal seastars of Puget Sound.

 

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Tide Chart

Check this resource to view the tide and current predictions.  This is a great tool to check before planning a visit to the beach.  Through this NOAA website you can look up any beach at any date and see what the tide predictions are.

 

 

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Salmon Recovery

The numbers of salmon in our waters have been on the decline.  It is directly related to the health of our Puget Sound.  Find out what others are doing to help with salmon recovery.

 

 

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Seahurst Shoreline Restoration Project

The Puget Sound shoreline is vital to life for many plants and creatures.  Salmon and other species depend on marine nearshore habitat for food and shelter.  Find out why Seahurst was home to the largest bulkhead removal of its kind on Puget Sound and what that means for the health of our ecosystem.

 

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Plastics in our Oceans

We use thousands of plastic items in our daily lives.  We don’t often think about what happens to them.  Sadly, a lot of our plastic ends up in the ocean, which means it hurts all sorts of animals.  Learn of 10 simple actions you can to save our oceans from plastic.

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