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Review for Protect Our Shoreline, Olympic, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've followed this group for 2 years. It concinced me that the "Our" in their name is inclusive, not exclusive as one writer suggests. I am continually reminded that the Public Trust Doctrine in this country makes us all responsible for the health of our aquatic resources, and that we all have rights to access those resources, even the waters across private tidelands. I live in the country, but my friends in cities cannot grasp how Washington State governments can literally give away Puget Sound to commercial interests who pay little for the use of local government agencies, very little in property tax compared to the return from their aquatic products, and fight any attempts to regulate their practices. Protect Our Shoreline links many communities who would otherwise feel left out of the decision making process, lack easy access to ongoing scientific studies, and/or lack information on how to engage with others who share concerns about salmon recovery and the health of Puget Sound as a national treasure.

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