The Puget Sound Initiative (PSI) was established by Governor Gregoire in 2007 with the goal of restoring the health of the Puget Sound by 2020. One objective of the initiative and the Governor’s funding plan is to facilitate the cleanup of waterfront properties through the state’s Model Toxics Control Act regulated by the Department of Ecology (Ecology).
The Port Gardner Bay was identified by Ecology as a priority bay that will be addressed under the PSI. Significant state funds will be dedicated to cleanup stressed waterfront properties and sediments. Since 2007, the Port, Department of Ecology and other parties have worked together to cleanup identified properties owned by the Port.
Learn about the Port's cleanup projects currently underway: