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Celebrate Puget Sound's Salmon

Animals, Nature, Green/Environmental

Join NOAA Fisheries, Lake City Community Center, Low Income Housing Institute, Lake City Future First - LCFF, and other partners on Thursday, September 20 to celebrate our local salmon. We will be unveiling our newest salmon mural, which highlights Puget Sound species and some of the challenges they are facing. The event will feature short talks from the artist, teens who worked to bring the mural to life, and scientists who are studying urban runoff. Local partners will be on hand to share their stories about restoring and protecting the Sound. Booths: Learn what you can do to protect Thornton Creek and Puget Sound by visiting booths from Thornton Creek Alliance, Orca Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation Pacific, Whale Scout and more. About the Project: In 2013, NOAA Fisheries and the PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art joined forces to advance a shared vision: bridging environmental science and conservation with art to create social change. The Science in Studio Award aims to use art to demonstrate how our cumulative actions affect the health of marine and freshwater resources and actions people can take to protect them. Each year, a select group of students work closely with NOAA staff and scientists to address a specific concern and inspire the public to make changes in their daily lives. The mural, designed by Esteban Camacho Steffensen, depicts the biodiversity of Puget Sound and the importance of protecting watersheds from toxic runoff. About the Artist: Esteban Camacho Steffensen is an international muralist with commissioned artwork in Costa Rica, Spain, and the United States. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Arts in 2010, with an emphasis in Public Art. His subject matter is environmentally focused, bridging biology, education, and fine art.