A commendable idea
Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times
Editor, The Times:
As a resident of Sinclair (Cottonwood) Island, in the heart of the Salish Sea, I strongly support efforts to designate the inland waters encompassing the Strait of Georgia, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound the Salish Sea [“‘Salish Sea’ proposed name for waters Washington, B.C. share,” Times, Local News, March 14].
Not only does this title honor the original inhabitants of this area, but it recognizes and draws attention to the greater inland water ecosystem that needs our care. That some detractors fear such recognition would be an assault on the national boundary between Canada and the U.S. represents outdated, nonsensical and provincial thinking.
I commend marine biologist Bert Weber for his efforts.
— Ferdi Businger, Anacortes
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