Puget Sound Restoration Fund


iconic species and habitats that are
imperiled or diminished


our connections to marine resources


a healthy ecosystem that supports diverse species - including us

Photos by Cameron Karsten, Marc Shor, Lisa Merrill

Our Projects

Our Mission, Our Goal

Restore. Renew. Recover.

Founded in 1997, Puget Sound Restoration Fund works collaboratively to restore marine habitat, water quality, and native species in Puget Sound through on-the-ground projects. We are committed to a vision of a clean and healthy Sound that is productive, full of life, and capable of sustaining us. The populations we rebuild to achieve that vision – oysters, abalone, kelp – are key to maintaining ecosystem health. The community shellfish farms we've launched are designed to spur clean water efforts and re-forge connections between people and resources.

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Annual Shellfish Seed Pickup - Save the Date!

Calling All Shellfish Gardeners
Saturday, June 4, 2016
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please mark your calendar to pick up your order on Saturday, June 4, at our office at 382 Wyatt Way NE., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. NOTE: The seed sale is pre-order only, so there will NOT be any sales on June 4. Please contact wendy@restorationfund.org for additional information.

News and Events

Read an excellent article in the Kitsap Sun, Oyster Lovers Become Oyster Farmers, about the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm.
@EarthEcho is launching their new Expedition: Shell Shocked exploring ocean acidification. Our work with ocean acidification and native oyster restoration is featured in their video, Shell Shocked: Saving Shellfish. Watch staff member Laura Spencer being interviewed by Philippe Cousteau, Jr! These videos are meant to inspire youth worldwide to act now for a sustainable future. Watch the video...

One of PSRF’s biggest new initiatives is to investigate the potential for kelps and other seaweeds to mitigate ocean acidification. Seaweeds can potentially do all manner of good from drawing down CO2 in the water, to improving conditions for sensitive marine critters, to providing tasty sea vegetables that don’t require irrigation. It’s great that The New Yorker is highlighting the “new leaf” in their November food issue and that government, scientists, and entrepreneurs are banding together to build toward a sustainable future.

Read the article...

Puget Sound Restoration Fund is honored to be awarded a Community Benefit Award through Boeing Employees Credit Union's (BECU) People Helping People awards program. This program supports local, member supported non-profits, and the money will be used to support Olympic College interns who are interested in the field of restoration aquaculture and also to upgrade some of our equipment so we can expand our algae culture program to support the various native shellfish species that we are working to restore.Thank you to our friends at BECU!

BECU award

Puget Sound Restoration Fund has been awarded a $1.5 million dollar grant from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for their Puget Sound Ocean Acidification mitigation project. Learn more…
Henderson Inlet Community Shellfish Farm oyster season has started! We are offering many ways to get Henderson Oysters such as Elliot's Oyster House in Seattle, local restaurants in Olympia, work-parties at the Farm, and our new farm stand at the corner of Stoll Rd. and Lilly Rd. in east Olympia. Click here for more information or to place an order for pickup.
Get added to our mailing list to keep informed on our projects through our annual newsletters, and to learn about our lively events, like the Walrus and Carpenter Picnics!

One Call For All

The Puget Sound Restoration Fund is a proud member of ONE CALL FOR ALL. For every donation through OCFA, the Puget Sound Restoration Fund receives additional non-designated funds.