What Each of Us Can Do for Hood Canal

Hood Canal is a treasured place.  We experience it in many ways and value it for many different reasons.

While there are many large-scale efforts to protect and restore a healthy Hood Canal, individual choices and actions contribute too! 

Read below to learn more about actions we can all take – on our own property, while in the outdoors, and in our communities – to Do Some Good for the Hood!

How you can help during your favorite activities:

  • Buy local, wild-caught, or sustainably raised salmon and seafood - Ask your grocer or fishmonger for advice on which products to buy and how to cook them
  • Support your local Hood Canal shellfish growers, ask your favorite restaurant if they serve Hood Canal shellfish
  • Get information on mushroom gathering and other forest products

Help our fisheries management efforts by knowing and following fishing regulations

Pick up lost fishing gear you find on the beach or in the water

Practice clean, green boating - Help keep our navigable waters and marinas clean and healthy for all of us, and our marine ecosystem

How you can help if you are a home owner:

Protect our shellfish by:

Watch this video of how Craft3 works in Hood Canal.

  • Learn about how to protect nearshore habitat – Use environmentally friendly soft armoring techniques to maintain green shorelines 

See these helpful Property Owner Guides from the Washington State Department of Ecology:

Be active in your support for a healthy Hood Canal:

Take advantage of the wealth of information and services provided by regional Conservation Districts and WSU Extension offices:

Support your local Salmon Enhancement Group by volunteering for fish surveys, tree plantings, take an art class, donate to salmon enhancement projects, and more:

Help local land trusts conserve important properties to maintain a healthy Hood Canal: