Turning the Tide - 2023 Annual Report

From the Director

From raging wildfires and droughts to runs of salmon dying in what were once cool river waters, we are faced every day with the accelerating impacts of rising global temperatures.

Despite what may seem like doom and gloom, our team’s dedication to finding and implementing solutions (both big and small) has never been stronger.

Whether it’s a large infrastructure project, an effort to rebuild a specific salmon population, or research into pollutants in our stormwater, our team is committed to finding and implementing solutions alongside our partners while engaging with the community to make lasting, positive change.

We know that we cannot do it alone. It really will take all of us working together to make meaningful progress for fish and those who care about them in the face of global climate change. Take a few minutes to look at the innovative projects we are tackling.

I hope you will join us in making a difference for the salmon, the Salish Sea, and in turn each other.

Jacques White, LLTK Executive Director

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Project Updates

Cooling the Waters of the Ship Canal

The Problem

Lake Washington Ship CanalEach summer, salmon battle worsening conditions on their journey through the heart of Seattle in the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Because of lethally hot water temperatures in the waterway starting just upstream of the Ballard Locks, only a fraction of salmon reach their spawning grounds in the Cedar and Sammamish Rivers. These Pacific Northwest icons are on a path to extinction and it’s happening in Seattle’s own backyard.
High water temperatures have been a problem in the Lake Washington Ship Canal for more than two decades, and the problem is only getting worse. There are a few deeper locations in the Ship Canal with colder water, but they often don’t have enough oxygen for the fish to survive. The warmer water also provides favorable conditions for invasive fish that eat young salmon.

At the Locks, salmon migrating up or downstream must transition between cold saltwater and hot freshwater within a few hundred yards. These changes have major impacts on juvenile and adult salmon, including delayed or blocked migration, higher mortality due to increased susceptibility to diseases, fungi, and parasites, and even death.

The Solution

To tackle this complex problem, Long Live the Kings (LLTK) and the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA 8) Salmon Recovery Council are working with a network of public agencies and community organizations to lower water temperatures and help salmon pass safely through the Ship Canal. This effort builds on more than two decades of research and management actions related to the problem.

We are seeking ways to create a continuous pathway or connected pockets of water within the Ship Canal where water temperatures and oxygen levels are within the healthy range for salmon, allowing them to migrate freely.
At the same time, urgent short-term solutions are also needed to support the salmon runs while a long-term fix is in progress. These actions could include changes to operations and redesigning fish passage at the Ballard Locks. As Seattle’s summers get warmer, experts agree that we need to pursue multiple strategies to prevent the loss of these salmon runs now and for generations to come.

Project Status

Phase 1 of the work to address warm temperatures in the Ship Canal, completed in July 2022, focused on reviewing the science and aligning partners around a mutual goal, and prioritizing promising solutions for further analysis. In Phase 2 which began in 2023, the group is completing an initial feasibility analysis, pursuing water temperature modeling, developing strategies to implement solutions, and supporting ongoing work. Phase 3 will put the solutions into action.

Cleaning Contaminated Stormwater

The Problem

Ohop StormwaterFor decades, coho salmon in urban streams across the West Coast have been dying from exposure to stormwater runoff – water that washes from roads, carrying with it a wide variety of pollutants. In 2020, researchers at Washington State University Puyallup and University of Washington Tacoma determined that a chemical called 6PPD-quinone was responsible for the harmful effects.

6PPD-quinone is formed when particles of tire dust react with tropospheric ozone as they wear off onto roads. When it rains, this transformational contaminant washes into stormwater and can end up as effluent into waterbodies like streams and rivers. It represents a huge threat to coho survival: between 20 percent and 90 percent of coho die within hours of exposure to contaminated stormwater. Recent studies found that it is harmful to Chinook and steelhead as well.

The Solution

In 2022, Long Live the Kings, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and other partners tested a compost-based biofiltration system along State Route 7 to collect and clean stormwater before it reaches Ohop Creek. This project was the first in-situ test of Cedar Grove’s compost-based containerized mobile biofiltration system designed to capture and filter stormwater runoff from bridges, elevated roadways, and other structures.

The goals of the project were to:

  • Test the effectiveness of Cedar Grove’s biofiltration system
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the secondary phosphorus polishing layer at removing excess phosphorus
  • Provide baseline data to assess whether the technology could serve as a regional stormwater management tool
  • Determine if the system would be recommended to move forward through the Washington Department of Ecology’s TAPE pilot implementation process

Project Status

This year, the team completed the technical report for the project’s initial data collection. The project highlighted that addressing stormwater runoff near coho-bearing streams is essential in our region’s efforts to recover salmon populations, especially in urban watersheds.

Based on the results, this stormwater biofiltration system has the potential to significantly reduce toxic stormwater runoff, and with a few adjustments, excess nutrients. In addition, the toxicology results support that the biofiltration treatment system shows promise as a solution for treating large quantities of roadway runoff before they enter receiving waters.

Moving forward, we will be using an accredited laboratory that has detection limits that align with the requirements in the TAPE guidance document. Additional water quality monitoring will provide the project team with enough data to determine whether this technology can move forward with the TAPE process at this project site. The project team that contributed to this project and its results look forward to expanding upon these findings once funding is secured for future sampling of qualifying storm events.

Boosting Struggling Herring Populations

The Problem

Herring on a linke
Pacific herring are a key link in the Salish Sea ecosystem, with cultural and economic significance in addition to their critical role in the marine food web. Herring populations have been declining for decades, with several spawning stocks at a fraction of their historical numbers. Their decline poses a huge challenge for salmon recovery.

The Salish Sea Marine Survival Project found a close link between forage fish abundance and juvenile Chinook salmon survival: forage fish like herring are both an important food source for salmon themselves, and an alternative prey source for predators like harbor seals (meaning that fewer salmon get eaten when herring are abundant).

The Solution

Long Live the Kings is working with the Nisqually Indian Tribe, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, and additional partners to understand and recover declining Puget Sound herring stocks. In a series of experiments, we are testing whether a method adapted from traditional Indigenous techniques can be used to supplement spawning habitat and boost herring populations. More broadly, we are working to understand how habitat and predators are impacting herring spawning, and to improve herring management and recovery to benefit salmon.

Coast Salish and Alaskan Tribes have a long-standing practice of sinking cedar and hemlock trees in nearshore waters during spawning season to collect herring eggs for harvest. Eggs stick to the tree branches as they would to eelgrass or other marine plants. In partnership with the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, we are adapting this practice as a potential tool for herring management and recovery.

Project Status

In January, before herring spawning season begins, our team submerges evergreen trees and boughs at several depths in the Nisqually Reach and Port Gamble Bay. The evergreens are monitored regularly throughout the spawning season (January to June) to check for herring eggs. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife monitors herring spawn in Port Gamble Bay, a known spawning area, while our team checks for herring eggs while monitoring eelgrass beds and other potential spawning habitat in the Nisqually Reach.

In 2022, LLTK and the Nisqually Tribe began catching adult herring in the Nisqually Reach to determine their ages, sexes, and reproductive maturity, hoping to find mature herring that may be spawning nearby. Genetic analysis of these adult herring will help us learn more about herring populations in South Sound.

Guiding Steelhead Toward Survival

The Problem

Steelhead migrating out to the Salish Sea have a very low survival rate. Up to 50% of juvenile steelhead that make it to the Hood Canal Bridge do not survive past it. The fish swim near the surface, where the bridge pontoons create an obstruction, increasing fish densities and making the steelhead more vulnerable to predators.

These fish can take a day or two to find their way past the bridge, when normally they take just a few hours to travel a similar distance through open reaches of the canal. Light, shade, and noise from the bridge may lend an advantage to predators but do not appear to directly contribute to fish mortality. Furthermore, certain portions of the bridge appear to collect plankton, encouraging hungry Chinook, chum, and forage fish to linger at the bridge, which could increase their susceptibility to predation.

Water quality modeling also shows that the bridge impacts temperature, salinity, and currents down to ~65 feet below the water surface and up to 3 miles away from the bridge. This dual threat to fish and their ecosystem may be limiting the effectiveness of millions of dollars already spent recovering steelhead, salmon, and their habitat in Hood Canal.

The Solution

Long Live the Kings, in partnership with the Hood Canal Coordinating Council, Tribes, and state and federal agencies, is working to address high steelhead mortality at this floating bridge.

During Phase 1 of the project (2017 and 2018), the team tagged and tracked nearly 500 juvenile steelhead and collected data on light, noise, fish density, predators, currents, and temperatures. Based on this research, engineers and fish passage experts are working with the team to develop near-term mitigation strategies to help fish pass the bridge more quickly and deter predators from foraging near the bridge.

In 2022, Long Live the Kings awarded a contract to Global Diving and Salvage to build the first fish guidance structure for the Hood Canal Bridge. Engineers from Kleinschmidt Associates and Art Anderson Associates designed this structure to help guide fish around the bridge more quickly. Global and their partners at Pacific Netting Products constructed the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) floating structure.

Project Status

In Spring 2023, along with our partners, we successfully deployed and tested the guidance structure to see if we can help the steelhead find their way around the bridge. Our partners at NOAA and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe monitored juvenile steelhead and salmon migrating around the bridge during deployments of the guidance structure. The structure was tested every other week for six weeks, with the off weeks used as experimental “controls” to see what the survival and fish passage timing was like without the structure in place.

We hope to see data in early 2024 confirming that the structure helps more fish make it safely past the bridge while we continue to work on long-term solutions, including fundamental changes to the bridge’s design. We will construct an additional guidance structure and deploy two in spring of 2024. If after two years of testing, we see a reduction in steelhead mortality, then we will look to develop a mitigation plan to operate the fish guidance structures in the near-term while we develop long-term solutions.

Gamifying Data for Salmon Educate: Survive the Sound

The Problem

Survive the Sound StudentsThe survival of juvenile Chinook, coho and steelhead (wild and hatchery) in the Salish Sea has declined, in some cases to less than one-tenth of the levels experienced in the 1970s and 80s. For some populations, mortality rates in the Salish Sea are so high that less than 15 percent of the fish departing their natal rivers make it to the open ocean, jeopardizing fisheries and making freshwater habitat restoration less effective.

To understand and address the causes of unprecedented levels of juvenile salmon and steelhead mortality in the Salish Sea, Long Live the Kings has facilitated the completion of thousands of hours of highly specialized and advanced research from over 200 scientists as part of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project and Hood Canal Bridge Ecosystem Impact Assessment.

To ensure that everyone can learn from this research in a world seeking increasingly interactive, entertaining, and emotional communication experiences, our community needs an engaging approach to convey our rather complicated scientific understanding.

The Solution

LLTK and our partners use high-tech acoustic tags to track steelhead migration from their natal rivers in Puget Sound to the Pacific Ocean. Most of these fish will not survive the journey but learning where they perish can help determine how they are dying and provides a framework to address the underlying causes. Recognizing that data gleaned from this tagging process could also be used to create a competitive game that visually demonstrated the problems our research has uncovered, LLTK created Survive the Sound.

After the project’s successful pilot year in spring 2017 with the assistance of Paul G. Allen Philanthropies, LLTK partnered with NOAA to create a no-cost educational toolkit for classrooms. The toolkit, combined with other improvements to the game, encouraged local businesses to sponsor the program as an annual campaign. Impressively, over 90% of participants reported that they were more likely to change their behavior to protect salmon and steelhead after participating in the game.

Project Status

Survive the Sound 2023 took place from May 1-5 and brought in more players than ever before. LLTK saw more than 25,000 registered accounts, nearly 20,000 of which were students under the age of 18. In addition, our 902 registered teacher accounts self-reported serving over 100,000 students throughout their schools and communities, meeting an objective from our strategic plan.

Looking toward the future, we worked with a team of MBA candidates from the University of Washington to create a marketing and sponsorship strategy for Survive the Sound, and we are excited to put their ideas into action. LLTK will continue to expand the reach of Survive the Sound, bringing salmon education and recovery efforts to a wider audience each year.

Revitalizing Salmon Habitat in Urban Estuaries

The Problem

Long Live the King’s Salish Sea Marine Survival Project showed that healthy estuaries are a critical need for young Chinook salmon: without functional estuary habitat, small salmon are less likely to survive to adulthood. Over the past century of industrialization, the Duwamish estuary has lost 97% of the habitat it used to provide these fish. Wild salmon – including Chinook and steelhead – are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, making salmon recovery a priority throughout Puget Sound.

The Solution

Vigor engaged Long Live the Kings and the University of Washington’s (UW) Wetland Ecosystem Team in evaluating a restoration project along the Harbor Island shoreline within the Duwamish estuary with the goal of creating much-needed functional estuary habitat for juvenile salmon.

To measure the effectiveness of restoring this working shoreline habitat, a team of LLTK and UW scientists has developed a before-restoration baseline by sampling fish and insects at the restoration site and a nearby “reference site” with natural shoreline.

The before-after comparison will provide insight into whether blue-green infrastructure approaches are an effective technique for creating functional estuary habitat along working shorelines. If so, Vigor and LLTK plan to promote the effort and support other businesses and landowners interested in adopting similar restoration projects to maximize impact and support salmon recovery.

Project Status

The restoration along Vigor’s shoreline is complete! We are planning for post-restoration monitoring in 2024 and 2025 with UW scientists, who will measure improvements in habitat function, showing before-after comparisons of insect abundance, and presence and feeding of fish in the newly restored intertidal area relative to the reference site. We hope that the fish and insect communities in the restored working shoreline habitat will be more like those in the natural shoreline habitat.

Recovering Lake Sammamish Kokanee

The Problem

Several scientific studies show that these kokanee from the late run have a unique genetic signature, having adapted over the centuries to the unique Lake Sammamish ecosystem, making them impossible to replace.

The Solution

Kokanee pair of SteelheadIn 2019, King County contacted Long Live the Kings and asked us to apply our successful conservation hatchery practices to help recover the kokanee population in Lake Sammamish. We were excited to be able to participate. Kokanee fry are transferred from Lake Sammamish to Glenwood Springs where they are raised in cool, clean water for about 27 months until they spawn. We then care for their eggs as they grow. Raising the young salmon at Glenwood Springs provides protection from hazardous conditions in Lake Sammamish, like high temperatures, low dissolved oxygen levels, predators, and disease.

Once the incubating eggs have “eyed up” we fly them to the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery where they continue to grow. The juvenile fish are later released into Lake Sammamish to boost the local kokanee population.

Project Status

Long Live the Kings currently has two kokanee populations at Glenwood Springs. One population of about 200 kokanee, which will spawn in winter 2024. In August 2023, about 250 salmon fry (young salmon) were brought to Orcas Island where they will grow for a few years until they spawn.

This operation is part of a captive broodstock program, which is expected to yield as many as 50,000 healthy young kokanee returning to Lake Sammamish over several years, helping to ensure the survival of a native salmon that was once a reliable food source to Tribes, the basis for a robust fishery, and that is still important to the region’s biodiversity.

Strategic Plan Update

In 2020, Long Live the Kings developed a strategic plan, including key projects and salmon recovery actions to lower salmon mortality in the Salish Sea, increase chinook diversity, to remove barriers to migration, and to inspire action through salmon education. Our teams are working diligently to tackle the complex challenges defined in our strategic plan and we want to share where we are in meeting those goals.

Financials

Revenue | Expenses *

Revenue: $4,921,977  |  Expenses: $4,505,222

      Financial information from 2023 Federal 990 Report


      Sources of Revenue

      Government**: $3,059,667

      Foundations: $273,492

      Non-profit: $175,942

      Private: $1,412,878

      Expense Breakdown

      Programs: $3,261,323

      Management: $692,267

      Fundraising: $551,633

      * Differences in revenues and expenses represent funds that may be carried forward for future year project work.
      **Includes: International Commissions, Federal, State, and Other.

      New Staff Updates

      LLTK had 5 new staff members join our team in 2023!
      Meet our entire team here.


      JAYDE ESSEX, Project Coordinator

      Jayde joins our team after years focusing on a variety of projects striving to protect the environment. She most recently served as a Project Coordinator with Sound Salmon Solutions, one of Washington’s Regional Fisheries Enhancement Groups working to restore Salmon habitat within the Snohomish, Stillaguamish, and South Island County Watersheds. Her passion for science was kindled when working with Horseshoe Crabs and their blood in a lab in her hometown—Cape May, New Jersey. She then moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains where she built a strong connection to the land there and led a research project studying the bee species found along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a project that is continuing today. Jayde was led to the Pacific Northwest in 2020 with the opportunity to work in Environmental Restoration and hasn’t turned back since. Jayde holds a B.S. in Biology with a focus on Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology from Appalachian State University; and has completed UW’s certificate program in Wetland Science and Management. In her free time, she enjoys playing outside in any way possible including hiking, camping, and paddle boarding; or trying to attend a Phish show.

      KEITH ESTES, Project Manager

      Keith joins LLTK after working for New York State’s Department of Environmental Conservation as an Environmental Analyst in their Bureau of Water Resource Management. Having grown up in Washington State, he has always been passionate about water systems and has a particular affinity for the Salish Sea. Keith holds a Masters of Natural Resources with a focus in Water and Marine Systems from Virginia Tech and a B.B.A in Marketing and Communications from Texas State University. After living in Texas and the East Coast for the past 8 years, he is eager to be back in the Pacific Northwest and to explore new and familiar places with his wife and dog. In his free time, Keith enjoys being outside, whether camping, hiking, cycling, watching baseball, or just being on the water.

      ROWAN KOWALSKY, Database Assistant

      Rowan has a background in renewable energy and data management. Her work on geothermal energy projects and energy efficiency technology gave her valuable experience building and managing large datasets. Rowan holds a B.A in Physics from Colorado College and has spent the last five years of her career in environmentally focused fields. Growing up in the Rocky Mountain West, Rowan was excited to move to Seattle earlier this year. She is looking forward to learning from and building relationships with communities here in the Pacific Northwest.

      DESIREE TAYLOR, Director of Development

      Desiree has spent the last 10 years supporting nonprofits in building sustainable funding and creating equitable funding practices. She is committed to helping LLTK fulfill its vision of a future with restored salmon runs, healthy waters from rivers to ocean, and thriving communities of fish, orcas, and people. She also enjoys spending time cuddling with her two dogs and a cat, painting, and trying new restaurants with her husband.

      LISA TERRY, Sr. Communications Manager

      Lisa has worked in marketing and communications in the private sector as well as for non-profits in the Pacific Northwest. Over the years, she has promoted sustainable apparel manufacturing processes, developed educational programs, and supported Northwest artists. She and her family recently moved “to the woods,” in the shadow of the Cascades where they enjoy hiking and playing in the lake. Lisa is a volunteer firefighter/EMT, adventuring near or far, and exploring the roads on two wheels.

       

      Partners


      Thank you to our 2023 project partners.


       

      Alexanders Consulting
      Art Anderson Associates
      Billy Frank Jr. Salmon Coalition
      Boyer Logistics
      Cedar Grove
      City of Everett
      City of Seattle
      dJoule
      DSI
      Environmental Protection Agency
      Fisheries and Oceans Canada
      FOX 13 News
      Friends of Moran State Park
      Game of Life
      Global Diving and Salvage
      Govenors Salmon Recovery Office
      Hama Hama Company
      Herrera
      Hood Canal Coordinating Council
      Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group
      International Year of the Salmon
      Jacobs
      Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
      Jefferson County
      King County
      Kitsap County
      Kleinschmidt Associates
      Kwiaht
      Lilliwaup Falls Generating Company
      Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
      Mason County
      Montana Banana
      Moran State Park
      Nisqually Indian Tribe
      Nisqually Land Trust
      Nisqually River Council
      NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center
      North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission
      Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
      Northwest Marine Technology
      Oceans Initiative
      Oregon State University
      Pacific Netting Products, Inc.
      Pacific Salmon Foundation
      Parametrix
      Perkins Coie
      Phenomenal She
      Point-No-Point Treaty Council
      Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
      Puget Sound Partnership
      Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council
      Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
      Salmon Defense
      Seattle Aquarium
      Skagit River System Cooperative
      Skagit Watershed Council
      Skokomish Indian Tribe
      Snohomish County
      South Sound Military & Communities Partnership
      Suquamish Tribe
      Tacoma Power
      Thurston County
      Tulalip Tribes
      University of Washington
      US Fish and Wildlife Service
      US Geological Survey
      US Navy
      Vigor
      Washington Department of Ecology
      Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
      Washington Department of Natural Resources
      Washington Department of Transportation
      Washington Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office
      Washington State University
      WRIA 8 Salmon Recovery Council
      Y.E.T.I. Outdoors
      DSI LLC
      Jacobs
      US Army Corps
      University of Washington

      Donors

      Thanks to your financial support, in 2023, we

      Received $1.4 million in grants.
      Collaborated with 81 partner organizations.
      Utilized 74% total expenses for direct program support


      Thank you to our 2023 Individual, Corporate, Foundation, and In-Kind donors.

      Donors listed represent fully tax-deductible gifts made to LLTK, not included are purchases for merchandise, auction items, tickets, etc.


      Individual Donors

      $50,000+ 

      Alida and Christopher Latham
      Bryce and Susan Rhodes

      $25,000-$49,999 

      Gary and Victoria Reed
      Fred and Kathleen Stark

      $10,000-$24,999 

      Katharyn Alvord Gerlich
      Ron and Debby Giard
      James Kraft and Dominique Posy
      Marie Mentor and Andy Cole
      Steve and Gloria Pumphrey
      Adam Rhodes
      Emery Rhodes

      $5,000-$9,999 

      Karen Albrecht
      Cindi Amadio
      Terry and Debbie Bichsel
      Gary and Susan Collar
      Steven and Sue Conrad
      Sarah Copley
      Bill Driscoll and Lisa Hoffman
      Pete Higgins and Leslie Magid
      Gaylord Kellogg
      Doug Little
      Larry and Betty Mellum
      Clay and Sandy Spears
      Phil and Maggie Stalcup

      $2,500-$4,999

      Brian and Karen Banser
      Bill Bryant and Barbara Feasey
      Eric and Susan Carlson
      Michael Devany and Tracy Bishop
      Norm and Suzanne Dicks
      David Douglass
      Gerald and Lena Hirschler
      Bob and Barbara Jirsa
      Brian and Annette Larson
      Kathy Meyers
      Jeannie Nordstrom
      Lynn and Ed Raisl
      Mike and Leslie Schroeder
      Barbie Snapp and Phillip Chapman
      Charles and Susan Stillman

      $1,000-$2,499

      Gerry and Tracy Adams
      Greg and Margie Berger
      Pat and Kristy Bickford
      Jason Bould
      Doug and Nancy Boyden
      Jeffrey and Debbie Brennan
      Margaret Clancy
      Bob Coey and Leslie Walker
      Tom and Jane Cogan
      Taylor and Anita Collings
      Megan DeMory
      Rob and Julita Eleveld
      Brian Fleming
      Brian Folz
      Maureen S. Frisch
      JJ and Linda Gould
      James Brooks and Laura Graves
      Jerry and Lyn Grinstein
      Leah Hair
      Gary and Dianne Hayden
      Dave and Erin Hearn
      Roscoe Ide
      Ilze Jones
      Michael and Beverly Karbowski
      Erin Lee King and Mark Patterson
      Kelli Kohout
      Mark Konecny
      Roy Levin and Jan Thomson
      David Lusk
      Michael Maroni
      Clif McKenzie
      Cecelia Mercanet
      David Millard
      Bob and Margaret Moore
      Colin and Martha Moseley
      Robert and Constance Moser
      Sandra Mowry
      Kim Nakamura
      Jack and Erica O’Connor
      Robert and Sara Poore
      Cameron and Tori Ragen
      Paul Robinson
      George and Julie Schaller
      Drew Schmidt
      Randy Scott
      Lisa and Jim Seeb
      Michael Shaw
      Todd and Brandy Sloan
      Steve and Barbara Spence
      Peter Vogt
      Ronald Wallace
      Jacques White and Beth Koutsky
      Terry Whittier
      Alec Williamson
      Douglas Zellers

      $500-$999

      Ron and Susan Allen
      Karen Anderson
      Jack Beaudoin
      Beth Berglund
      Phil Bloch
      Katie Briggs and Ryan Griffey
      Kathryn Burleson
      Amy and Steve Burns
      Lance Campbell
      Elizabeth Clarke
      Bruce Culver
      Charles Cutting
      Sabena Diamond
      Zachary DiMarco
      Ann Einboden
      Darryl Felix
      Gilbert and Karen Flanagan
      David and Judith Frame
      Anne Garfield
      Stephen and Karen Hadac
      Robin Hadac
      Josh Hall
      Noble Hendrix
      Brian Hilgendorf
      Nancy Hilliard
      Larry Hubble and Shelley Butler
      Mark Johnsen
      Ed and Susie Jonson
      Robert and Ariel Kamphaus
      MaryLouise Keefe
      Coya Kirby
      Julian and Wendy Kudritzki
      George Lawson
      John Lenth and Maura O’Connor
      Larry Lestelle
      Sergio Loureiro
      Jay Manning
      Jed Marshall
      Charles and Charli Meacham
      Joe Mentor
      Peter Murchie and Stephanie Farquhar
      Christopher and Kristine Nelson
      Doug and Nicole Nesbitt
      Michael and Molly Nikunen
      Mark and Peggy Norman
      Jeff and Ann Norman
      Craig and Tara Parsons
      Dana and Diana Postelwait
      Greg and Megan Pursell
      Sally Reavis
      James Robart and Mari Jalbing
      Arthur and Virginia Robbins
      John and Patty Rose
      James and Tracy Samuel
      James Schroeder
      Jeff and Ashley Seeb
      Georgia Selfridge
      Barbara Smith
      Gary and Karen Ekblad-Smith
      Gretchen Sorensen
      Ray and Lael Spencer
      Don Stark and Karen Hudesman
      Jake Stringfellow
      Juliet Todd
      Jodie and Jason Toft
      Rich and Echo Tremaglio
      Bill and Donna Van Buren
      Lisa Wahbe
      Tom and Shirley Waltermire
      Sheri Ward
      Holly and Neal White
      Rick Witters

      $250-$499

      Lisa Adolfson
      Molly Adolfson
      Lana Armstrong
      Marian and Barry Berejikian
      Janine Boire
      Mary Bolline
      Nicole Brodeur
      Betsy Bruemmer
      Jill Butler
      Peter Cappa
      Valerie Chu
      Kathy Collings
      Martha and Tony Combs
      Hans Daubenberger
      Dirk deGroot
      Patricia Dillon
      Craig and Jill Dorsey
      Catherine Dussault
      Nate Edson
      Kate Engel
      Roger Flint
      Anne Foster and John Levesque
      Jeff and Maggie Grimm
      Eric Hall and Susan Wilson
      Jared and Kristina Harp
      Shannan Harris
      Ashley and Derek Hermsen
      Paula Holroyde
      Harriet Huber
      Holli Johnson
      Jerry Jones
      Jerry and Marcie Kindinger
      Jerry and Gretchen Klika
      Biji Kobara
      Ellen Koutsky
      Trevor Laugen
      Jim Laugen and Peter Ngobe
      Gilbert Leggett
      Joyce and Tad Lhamon
      Brian Lundeen
      Michael and Cheryl Lyman
      Casey Marshall
      Matt McCleary
      Matt and Mariah McCleary
      Will Mentor and Erica Bolline
      Bill and Karol Monahan
      Kaylee Moser
      Gretchen Mueller
      Nate Pamplin
      John Phillips
      Rick and Elizabeth Post
      Jeff Raulston
      Eric Redman
      Stefanie and Eric Robinson
      Katrina and David Schoettler
      Molly and Glenn Seaverns
      Steven Seville
      Matthew Smith
      John Stein
      Stewart and Patsy Stephens
      Bonnie Steussy and David Edfeldt
      Kristin and Kyle Sugamele
      Penny Swanson
      Carel and Jack Volkel
      Paul Waldon
      Jeannie Weinberg
      Kevin Werner and Christian Dimaano
      William Weymer
      Eric Youngren

       

      Corporate, Foundation, & Public Support

      $250,000+

      Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife 

      $100,000-$249,999

      Duke’s Damsel on a Train Foundation
      King County Waterworks
      National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Nisqually Indian Tribe
      Puget Sound Partnership
      Tacoma Public Utilities
      U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

      $25,000-$99,999

      Boeing Company
      National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
      Pacific Salmon Foundation
      Satterberg Foundation
      Tulalip Tribes
      University of Washington
      Vigor Industrial

      $10,000-$24,999

      Friends of Moran State Park
      Grousemont Foundation
      Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation
      Laird Norton Family Foundation
      Puget Sound Steel Company
      Rosenthal Family Foundation
      SeaDoc Society

      $5,000-$9,999

      Amazon
      Anthony’s Restaurants
      Clif Family Foundation
      Higgins Family Foundation
      Horizons Foundation
      Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
      Orcas Island Community Foundation
      PCC Natural Markets
      Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe

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      Pike Place Fish Market
      Quinault Indian Nation
      Rayonier
      Seattle City Light
      Tango Card Inc.
      Vogt Family Foundation

      $0-$999

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      Seattle Garden Club
      Service Steel Aerospace
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      T-Mobile
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