We are a group of citizens opposed to the continued expansion of industrial geoduck aquaculture on the fragile tidelands of Puget Sound. The shellfish industry believes that all available tidelands should be used for the intensive production of shellfish, particularly, geoducks, to sell primarily to markets outside of the country. Please join with us to protect these sensitive wildlife areas in Puget Sound.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Zangle Cove

"Zangle Cove", 10 x 12 In, Oil on Museum Board, by Kathryn Townsend

What could be more beautiful to paint? This lovely cove in South Puget Sound is now the target of a proposed industrial geoduck farm. Protect Zangle Cove is comprised of many neighbors and property owners, some who have lived here for more than 30 years and are now working to protect this Cove.

Our site is dedicated to the prevention of industrial ventures on the tidelands. We cannot even cut a tree on our shoreline property without a permit, yet the counties are permitting industrial geoduck activities on these pristine tideland with hardly a thought as to its impacts on the tideland itself and on all the native species who call this home, including the human species. This tideland in particular is the exact feeding ground of long-time families of Bald Eagles and Great Blue Heron as well as fragile anemonie, starfish and native geoducks, some which could be as old as 160 year. They too, will go the way of the aphrodisiac luxury dinner in China--they are OUR native geoducks.

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