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Commencement Bay Restoration | by NOAA's National Ocean Service
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Commencement Bay Restoration

For decades, hazardous substances released through storm drains from area industries contaminated Commencement Bay and its waterways and sediments. In October 1991, NOAA and its co-trustees began a damage assessment and restoration planning process to restore injured resources such as wetlands and salmon habitat in this Washington State area.


To learn more about restoration, visit:

Office of Response and Restoration

On-scene at NOAA Restoration Day 2009, (Making Waves audio podcast)

Natural Resource Restoration

Restoration Plan for Delaware River Announced


(Original source: National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

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Taken on July 23, 2009