We need your help to raise $85,000.

Extended Deadline April 22nd - Earth Day!

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Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea

Puget Sound is home to astonishing wildlife and beauty. But the vibrant blue waters can be deceiving—hiding stressed orcas and salmon, pollution, and impacts from thoughtless development and climate change.

We can change that. We can influence our community’s vast decision makers—from businesses to legislators to our outdoor community. A healthy Puget Sound is good for wildlife, people, and business.

Our campaign will start with a book, and support a groundswell of grassroots efforts that will last until we reach our goal of a wilder Salish Sea.

Book sales alone will not cover the photography and writing expenses of this ambitious project. With your support, we can make the book beautiful, persuasive, affordable, and the foundation for an ambitious public outreach effort of events, media, exhibits, social media engagement and more. We are only limited by funds—not by our passion, or imagination.


You can donate using this form OR by sending a check to Braided River with the subject line “Puget Sound” to:

Braided River, 1001 SW Klickitat Way Ste 201, Seattle, WA 98134.

You can help restore the Salish Sea. Support by April 15th!

Washington Environmental Council is a seasoned and respected nonprofit engaged with public policy at the highest levels in government and community. Nonprofit Mountaineers Books/Braided River has published books that have changed perspectives, galvanized strategic support, and helped protect millions of acres of public land in western North America. Together, with your support, we can meet the challenge of an equitable, cleaner, vibrant Salish Sea. Join us.


Written by David Workman, Leonard Forsman and Mindy Roberts

Foreword by Martha Kongsgaard

Recreation guide by Brian Cantwell

Photographs by Brian Walsh, with regional photographers including Art Wolfe, Amy Gulick, Natalie Fobes and many others

Profiles of diverse people that live, work, protect, and love Puget Sound

If you would like to make a donation through a donor advised fund, or have any other questions please contact Erika Lundahl at erikal@mountaineersbooksorg.

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Special thanks to our media partner  YES! Media . YES! Media inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

Special thanks to our media partner YES! Media. YES! Media inspires people to build a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.