The “State of the Salish Sea” concluded with a Call to Action. Its three authors — Ginny Broadhurst, Natalie Baloy and Kathryn Sobocinski — called for strategic planning, systematic changes in governance, large-scale investment, and significant shifts in our economic systems, collective values, and relationships to lands and waters.
They also posed the following six questions to “invite dialogue and ignite action.”
• Can we create and commit to shared goals to recover the Salish Sea? Can agencies, people, and organizations acknowledge the Salish Sea as a shared ecosystem to shape their work ahead?
• Can we liberate ourselves from a pollution-based economy in support of a healthy Salish Sea and connected watersheds for all beings who call this place home?
• How will we collectively prioritize restoration and stronger protection of the Salish Sea through shared governance, shared ingenuity, and shared responsibility to act?
• How will we recognize Indigenous sovereignty and laws, and support Coast Salish involvement and representation at all decision-making tables?
• How and when will we fully apply science, Indigenous knowledge, and multiple ways of knowing in making critical policy decisions?
• How can we sustain and deepen existing practices while also building new habits and systems to connect people with each other and to the Salish Sea? Can we create and commit to shared goals to recover the Salish Sea? Can agencies, people, and organizations acknowledge the Salish Sea as a shared ecosystem to shape their work ahead?