MISSION AND HISTORY
Save our Shorelines is a 501C3 non-profit established in 2000 and dedicated to marine science education on Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea through experiential learning. We are committed to creating engaging marine science educational components for outdoor education progrms which focus on Marine Mammals and their supporting ecosystems. We work with schools and marine biologists to share the effects people have on our environment and the sustainability of our ocean resources. We believe in the evolving blue mind science and want to encourage young people to get out and and explore and understand the Puget Sound. The ocean gives us life itself, as recreation and life changing amazing experiences.
Save Our Shorelines was founded in 2000 under the direction of noted environmentalist Harvey Manning and philanthropist Patsy Bullitt, out of concern over non-water dependent shoreline uses endangering the habitats of our beloved Puget Sound marine mammals.
Save our Shorelines is dedicated to marine science education in order to preserve and enhance Puget Sound marine life so they may be enjoyed by the next generation as well.
Save or Shorelines partners with the City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department and the Beach Camp summer program to provide experiential student learning opportunities. Save Our Shorelines promotes sustainable shoreline uses based on the belief that long term shoreline protection can only be achieved through increased public exposure to and appreciation of the shoreline environment. Through education, one of Save Our Shoreline’s long term goals is turning back the clock on non-water dependent uses of the Puget Sound shoreline, and creation of a shoreline walking and bike path between Seattle and Everett, Washington. Stay tuned for new developments!
Jeffrey D. Thomas, Esq.
Marine Science Education Director
Community Outreach Director