Our world is changing fast—from climate conditions, to population growth, to technological advances. Managing these changes in ways that minimize impact to our environment is a daunting challenge. Come hear about innovative lab and field work being done to protect, restore, and improve the well-being of the natural Puget Sound ecosystem and our human environment. This work goes beyond simply trying to slow the damage being done. These innovators endeavor to observe things realistically and work to find new paths to the future, never abandoning a sense of optimism.