Puget Sound Restoration Fund
Olympia Oyster Restoration
Re-establish self-sustaining native oyster beds to provide natural filtration and structured habitat for a diverse community of organisms, including juvenile salmon prey.
Pinto Abalone Recovery
Raise and outplant hatchery-reared abalone using state-of-the-art techniques to recover a vanishing species and maintain the health of rocky reef habitat.
Community Shellfish Farms
Operate community shellfish farms in Henderson Inlet and Port Madison in order to 1) restore and maintain clean water; 2) spur pollution control efforts; and 3) re-forge connections between local communities and healthy marine resources.
Re-establish kelp beds as a key component of a healthy nearshore system to help recover salmon and other fish populations, and remediate ocean acidification.
Develop or adapt innovative approaches to restoration and water quality improvements
Participate in cutting-edge research and investigate potential strategies for mitigating ocean acidification.
Engage people in growing food on the beach in order to provide tasty incentives for good stewardship practices.
Recover native species that have lost breeding populations, maintain genetic diversity, and conduct research on the effect of changing seawater conditions.
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. 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.
Mark Your Calendar
June 30, 7:00 am, Oyster New Year at Elliott's Oyster House
Tickets go on sale for this sell-out event scheduled for November 14, 5:00pm – 8:00pm Eat, drink and be eco-friendly at our annual sell-out event and the biggest oyster party on the West Coast! Featuring 30+ varieties of local oysters shucked to order at our 150-foot oyster bar, a fresh seafood buffet, live music and more.
To complement our fresh fare, we have gathered a select group of microbrews and featuring over 75 wineries—with a special collection of producers that follow sustainable growing practices. All proceeds benefit PSRF. More info...
July 2, Tickets go on sale for Whiskies for Wildlife
The signature single malt whisky tasting event, featuring over 225 superlative single malt and other whiskies from the greatest distilleries in the world. Proceeds benefit Puget Sound Restoration Fund. More info...
July 15, July 29, August 5, & August 26
Suquamish Farmer’s Market – Fresh Port Madison Oysters can be purchased plus a “buck a shuck” oysters! http://www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org
August 6th, 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Bloedel Reserve Garden Party
A Party in the Gardens at the Bloedel Reserve. We will be serving up fresh Port Madison Petites on the Shell. http://www.bloedelreserve.org
August 7, 8, & 9, 10:00am – 5:00pm, Bainbridge Working Studios, Sweetlife Farm
Stop by our booth and enjoy fresh Oysters on the Shell and Salish Sea inspired Art. www.biworkingstudios.com
August 29, 1:00pm – 4:00pm, Vodka and Oysters
The staff of Bainbridge Organic Distillers will be serving up samples of 6 new infused vodka recipes while the volunteers of Puget Sound Restoration Fund will be shucking Olympia, Shigoku and Port Madison Petite oysters harvested that morning from local waters around Bainbridge Island. Like last year, we will be serving deep fried oysters and our old-family-recipe Oyster Chowder along with oysters on the half shell. We should have a couple new takes on hot sauce and a Legacy Vodka Mignonette as well! All proceeds benefit PSRF. More info...
News and Events
Save the Date: October 3, 2015. More information later...
Enjoy Port Madison Petites
Enjoy a bounty of the tasty Port Madison Petites this coming spring and summer through the Port Madison Community Shellfish Farm CSA Program
Growing shellfish has many environmental benefits, including improved water quality, species diversity, and eelgrass growth. A single oyster can filter 20 gallons of water per day. Why not enjoy some oysters and be a part of the solution to cleaning up Puget Sound?