Fidalgo and Padilla bays are one set of seven Puget Sound water bodies chosen as priorities for substantial cleanup and restoration by 2020. These bays support a highly productive eelgrass nursery for herring, salmon, and other wildlife. We began environmental cleanup and restoration along the rim of the bays in 2007. We chose sites along the bays that we already identified as needing cleanup, but the cleanups were delayed.
Our cleanup work has sparked development of a vibrant area for the community to enjoy, brought in many new businesses, and restored the vitality of the marine zone. Cleanup has moved faster and more smoothly thanks to the participation, encouragement, and vision of the local tribes and community.