Two sites are completed, but need us to monitor them to make sure they meet cleanup goals. The other sites are in various stages in the cleanup process. We oversee cleanup work done by the City of Olympia, the Port of Olympia, and several other liable parties on these sites.
Most likely, the contamination came from historical industrial practices that preceded modern environmental laws. Previously, there were several industries located on shore, such as a wood treatment facility, plywood manufacturing, and bulk fuel storage.
Why is Budd Inlet a priority?
The Puget Sound Initiative launched a significant effort in 2007 to restore and protect Puget Sound. This directive included seed money to speed cleanup of seven priority bays by 2020. Budd Inlet was chosen because of the important habitat function in the southern-most area of Puget Sound.