September 2017:

We did it! Thanks to you, the Salish Sea now has twice the potential to be the healthy, vibrant ecosystem we all love and depend on. Through your kindness and support, more than 200 donors helped us close our $1.5 million Salish Sea Forever campaign. That will double our research, competitive grant making and translational science efforts.

We’ve already hired a Regional Director to steer the program, providing more time to our Science Director for science. We’re in the process of improving our science communications by hiring a full-time Communications Specialist and plan to eventually hire another full-time scientist.

The Salish Sea is a stunning and inspiring ecological jewel that provides unparalleled quality of life for all of us who live, work and play here. Our important mission to restore and protect this extraordinary place is only possible because of you! With so much gratitude, we give thanks for you!

Original Message:

Whether we depend upon the sea for our living or our quality of life, we all benefit from a healthy ecosystem. Yet in the blink of an eye, profound and disturbing changes have occurred in the Salish Sea. Between 2008 and 2011, the number of marine wildlife species in the Salish Sea listed as threatened or endangered nearly doubled.

With so much at stake, now is the time to increase SeaDoc’s impact

We have embarked on a $1.5 million capacity-building campaign to double the SeaDoc Society’s ability to help protect and restore the Salish Sea.

Your gift to the Salish Sea Forever Campaign will bring the transformative power of scientific research to the most challenging issues facing the Salish Sea and its inhabitants.

You can also call (360) 376-3910 to donate by phone or make a check payable to The SeaDoc Society and write "Salish Sea Forever" in the memo. Mail to:

The SeaDoc Society 942 Deer Harbor Rd Eastsound, WA 98245

We hope you will join us in this important work. Thank you!