Sound Status Update – April Newsletter

May 6, 2021

Help Pass Tacoma’s Most Important Climate Policy!

We want to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone who wrote letters and testified at the Non-interim Regulations public hearing Tuesday night. With 147 comment letters sent and 45 spoken testimonies for STRONG Tideflats regulations, the public is clear eyed about the risks of the growing fossil fuel threats in Tacoma.

It appears City Council is on the fence – they may vote yes, or they may simply renew the existing regulations that allow gas and oil companies to grow.

Our next big chances to ensure we get these past the finish line are May 11th and May 18th, when the draft non-interim regulations will be read, could be amended, and eventually will get voted on.

On May 10th at 5:30 PM we are teaming up with County Councilmember Ryan Mello to host a Tideflats educational event to dispel the rumors that polluting industry has been pushing to delay this process and continue to grow in the Tacoma Tideflats. 

RSVP to our May 10th Tideflats Mythbusting Session HERE

Earth Day Beach Cleanup with the Puyallup Tribe

Citizens for a Healthy Bay joined the Puyallup Tribe of Indians for their Earth Day Beach Cleanup at the Tribal Canoe Landing site on Marine View Drive. Volunteers had the opportunity to respectfully observe the Tribe’s opening ceremony lead by Connie McCloud, Culture Director of the Puyallup Tribe, before dispersing along the beach and parking area. Over 40 volunteers from various backgrounds and age groups joined together to remove several hundred pounds of debris from this  area. Conservations on scotch broom removal and native planting events at the Canoe Landing site will soon be underway, stay tuned!

We are less than a month away from CHB’s 20th Cheers to a Healthy Bay annual benefit auction!! With over 70 items in this year’s lineup, bidders are sure to find something that piques their interest. From local staycation packages, trips afar, and local art and crafts, we have worked hard to curate an exciting list of offerings.

Want to skip the bidding process and simply donate? Raise your paddle virtually via the auction website. Every donation of $250 or more is entered into the chance to win a 4-night at the Mayan Palace Resort in Mexico!! Raise the Paddle donations will help cover the costs associated with CHB’s lawsuit over pollution from Electron Dam to enforce the Federal Clean Water Act.

Our Cheers to a Healthy Bay benefit auction is our largest fundraising event of the year and funds from this event this year will directly support our efforts to hold Electron Dam company accountable for its horrible pollution in the Puyallup River, fight the expansion of oil companies and their climate pollution here in Tacoma, and provide program support for our Environmental Justice Camp for Girls.

Our virtual auction is free to participate in and open to anyone. The auction website will go live soon; please watch your inbox for details or visit the CHB website for updates.

Interested in donating or becoming a sponsor? Contact Development Director Katy Stone at or (253) 383-2429 Ext. 4

Thank you to our current sponsors!