I am starting this blog to bring attention to an issue that is critical, but seems to be on the back burner. I have lived in the Puget Sound most of the 46 years of my life, and I have noticed desturbing changes in our environment. I am hoping to raise awareness so that we can all make changes in our lifestyle in order to sustain the beautiful environment in which we live.
I was fortunate to spend many of my younger years in a small town in south Puget Sound called Gig Harbor. For many of those years I lived in my grandmother's house which is located on Hales Passage. Over the years I have noticed that the abudant wild life that I use to see in my neighborhood has vanished. Not only from the land, but from the sea as well. I remember seeing pods of Orcas swim by while I was waiting for the school bus. None have shown up in over 3 decades. Red fox, coyotes and bears also use to roam the area. The fox are completely gone, the coyotes and bears have dwindled.
Campfires on the beach use to be a summer staple. Now, most of the summer there is a burn ban on due to pollution, so those are no longer possible. What scares me is that these changes have occured in a very short period of time. Individual citizens can no longer ignore the fact that we all need to be concerned about conservation. We can all do our part: drive fuel efficient cars, recycle, stop using pesticides and fertilizers in our gardens and on our lawns, by cleaning solutions that are environmentally friendly.
I will be researching and photographing environmental issues affecting the Puget Sound. Stay tuned.....