Collaboration with the Clean Harbors Working Group to provide clean boating and water quality education and advocacy to the Cordova Harbor users.
Collaboration with the Chugach
National Forest Working Group and
others for protection of the western
Chugach National Forest/Prince
William Sound's Wilderness Study
Area and comment on the Chugach
National Forest Plan Review. Inform constituency of risks to the
water quality of PWS through the
lack of a Coastal Management Plan, weakening of the Cruise Ship Waste Water Initiative, and the threat from increased recreational traffic such as the Wet Dog Jet Ski Race.
Cruise Ship Waste Water Campaign protects 2006 Alaska voter initiative banning mixing zones for cruise ships in Alaskan waters. 380 Acres on Hawkins Island protected from subdivision development. PWSK opposes EPA delegation of NPDES program to Alaska. PWSK Annual Clean Up expanded to Gulf of Alaska barrier island. Volunteer Clean Harbor Team formed to focus on oily debris and other water quality issues in Cordova Harbor. CEMP concludes year one of student program. CEMP launches three-year climate change baseline data study. First Prince William Sound Harbor Master Working Group Conference is held in conjunction with annual meeting of Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators.
Whole Truth Campaign launched earning international media attention for PWSK. Campaign website, www.wholetruth.net, earns over 130,000 hits in first week of campaign. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler keynote at Whole Truth press conference at National Press Club, Washington, DC. CEMP partnership established with Prince William Sound Science Center. Annual Cordova Harbor Annual Clean Up reaches highest level of participation to date. Book-keeper hired (part-time). CEMP staff hired (part-time). PWSK invited to work with Constitutional Accountability Center to prepare for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on corporate misconduct.
Office moved to Cordova, new Soundkeeper/Executive Director hired. Citizen Environmental Monitoring Program Committee formed. Harbor Master Working Group formed. Outreach materials developed and visits made to PWS communities to meet with members, harbor staff, local governments and others.
Clean Harbors, Clean Boating Program launched. EVOS Reopener Campaign results in claim against Exxon for an additional $92 million to remedy unanticipated damages to the Sound from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
Founding Soundkeeper/Executive Director hired & office opens in Valdez. PWSK is publicly launched with special guest Robert Kennedy, Jr., President of Waterkeeper Alliance. Water World Campaign brought to successful conclusion with state rejection of permit for floating gas station in Prince William Sound.
Prince William Soundkeeper incorporates as an Alaska nonprofit and receives 501©(3) nonprofit status from the IRS.
Prince William Soundkeeper accepted by Waterkeeper Alliance as the 118th Keeper program.
Informal alliance of PWS stakeholders launch effort to assess feasibility of a “Keeper”.