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A birthday tradition: Faith Murray and friends take the plunge to support Puget Soundkeeper


Last updated 3/4/2021 at 9:36am

Brian Soergel

Faith Murray, right, joined friends and family in jumping into Puget Sound.

As she does every year, Faith Murray wanted to celebrate her birthday in style. And she wanted to make it mean something.

The 17-year-old accomplished both on Saturday, Feb. 27, plunging into Puget Sound in Edmonds with a few friends while raising funds for Puget Soundkeeper.

"I love the ocean," Faith said after returning from her brief dip with her mom, Libby, looking on. "It's a place of sanctuary for me. It's calming."

Faith, a member of the Lynnwood High School swim team, chose the nonprofit Puget Soundkeeper, which works to preserve the Salish Sea's inland waterway, after taking an env...

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