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Mar. 16, 2016 Puget Sound Partnership

Near Term Action Lists

Near Term Action Lists

The Puget Sound Partnership released the draft Near Term Action lists on Friday, March 11th. The published lists, FAQs, analysis, and data can be accessed via the link below.

Click here to access the draft 2016 NTA Lists

The Strategic Initiative Transition Teams recently completed their review and scoring of Near Term Actions (NTAs) proposed for inclusion in the 2016 Puget Sound Action Agenda Update. Each NTA proposal related to one of the three top-priority areas, or Strategic Initiatives, for recovering Puget Sound.

A total of 398 NTA proposals were submitted in December 2015 for the first phase of review process. Of the 375 whose owners chose to continue in the second phase of review, 364 met the requirements for inclusion in the Action Agenda:

  • 119 NTA proposals related to the Stormwater Strategic Initiative—prevent pollution from urban stormwater runoff.
  • 205 NTA proposals related to the Habitat Strategic Initiative—protect and restore habitat.
  • 40 NTA proposals related to the Shellfish Strategic Initiative—protect and recover shellfish beds.

The Transition Teams also reviewed the results of the scoring to identify gaps in proposed work and develop recommendations for how to address those gaps.

More about Near Term Actions.

Public Comment Period Begins Soon

The Puget Sound Partnership will soon be hosting three open houses to provide information about the 2016 Puget Sound Action Agenda Update, including the NTA proposals, and solicit public comment. The update is scheduled to be released at the end of March. An online open house and online survey will also be available for anyone unable to attend an open house in person.

Open House dates:

  • Tuesday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30 pm: Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds
  • Thursday, April 7 from 5 to7:30 pm: Center for Urban Waters, 326 East D St, Tacoma
  • Tuesday, April 12 from 5 to 7:30 pm: Best Western Plus, 2300 Market St, Mt. Vernon

These facilities are all ADA compliant. If you would like to receive open house information in an alternative format, please contact Kelly Adams at 360-464-1233.

More about the Action Agenda Update.

About the Puget Sound Action Agenda

The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency formed to lead the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Working with hundreds of governments, tribes, scientists, businesses, and nonprofits, the Partnership mobilizes partner action around a common agenda, advances Sound investments, and tracks progress to optimize recovery.

More about the Puget Sound Action Agenda.

About the Puget Sound Partnership

The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency formed to lead the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. Working with hundreds of governments, tribes, scientists, businesses, and nonprofits, the Partnership mobilizes partner action around a common agenda, advances Sound investments, and tracks progress to optimize recovery.

More about the Puget Sound Partnership.