Kitsap Sun: Cleanup Plans for Port Gamble Bay nearly complete

The Kitsap Sun posted an article about the cleanup of Port Gamble Bay, a process that has been in the works for nearly a decade. The bay has been affected by years of pollution from the old Pope and Talbot Mill site. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is eager to see the process get started. A meeting Wednesday night at the town site will layout the plans for the public. From the story:


Paul McCollum, natural resources director for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, said he worked with Ecology and Olympic Property Group on the proposed cleanup plan, and he has found the company responsive to tribal suggestions.

“We have some things that we want to make sure are addressed,” McCollum said, “but they have done a good job in getting a lot of the details settled.”

The tribe’s primary interest, he said, is to see that the bay is restored to health and capable of producing clean fish and shellfish resources for future generations.

“That’s why we are working so hard to make sure they do this correctly,” he said.