Hi! I’m Ry, and I want to share with you why I’m passionate about the intersection of stormwater, community science, and youth stewardship. I became passionate about these issues while working with the community group Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA) on a project called Juntos Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish (‘Together We Can Care for … More Community Science on the Duwamish River: Empowering Youth to Take Stormwater Action
We celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month every September by our everyday actions. Our newest videos show some easy ways to join in and help reduce pollution. These videos are available to share in Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and English. Find and share them on our YouTube channel. Our everyday activities impact our environment, where we live, … More Join Us in Celebrating Puget Sound Starts Here Month
It’s mid-February, and in many ways 2021 feels like a distant dream from where we’re standing now. Nevertheless, we wanted to take a moment to travel back in time to September 2021, when we celebrated Puget Sound Starts Here Month across the Puget Sound region. Puget Sound Starts Here Month is an exciting time when … More Local Governments and Businesses Team up for Clean Water and Coffee
With three small changes to how we drive and take care of our cars, we can keep pollution out of our creeks, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound. When it rains, pollution from cars wash into storm drains. Storm drains do not lead to a treatment plant but directly to local streams, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound. Pollutants like oil, car wash soaps and chemicals, and bits of tire dust are bad for water quality and harm people and wildlife, like salmon and orcas, that depend on clean water to survive. … More Celebrate Clean Water During Puget Sound Starts Here Month
Picture this: It’s a steamy Saturday in August. The thermometer is pushing 90 degrees. There’s no breeze where you live, the nearby park is in full sun, and it’s just too hot for the kids to play outside. Everyone is inside, trying to stay out of each other’s way. The window AC unit is cranked … More Swimmers Beware: What To Know Before Diving In
Sick of the heat yet? Well, we’ll need to get used to it, because hot, dry summers are going to continue to be the norm here in the Puget Sound region. For gardeners, this may mean having to re-imagine what your garden looks like and how you tend to it, in order to adapt to … More Beat The Heat With Natural Yard Care
Short videos on how dangerous bacteria and chemicals get picked up by stormwater, how it flows to our local waterbodies, and small changes we can make to our daily lives that could make positive impacts to our ecosystems. … More Stormwater Runoff – A Quest for Hope
We are working on a program to help you to create a feature on your property that helps clean and store rainwater Raingardens and cisterns, have been successfully built in places like Seattle through the Rainwise program, but how feasible are these Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) projects and an incentive program in King County’s unincorporated … More Does it rain where you live in unincorporated King County?
We are usually awash in May with Puget Sound Starts Here Month, but like all of us, we are adapting to the changes COVID-19 made to our lives. We moved our celebration to September to prevent taking attention from public health guidance at the start of the pandemic. September is here, and we want to … More Celebrate Puget Sounds Starts Here Month!
Hello Puget Sound Residents, Happy May Day! Normally we would be celebrating the start of Puget Sound Starts Here (PSSH) Month, but like many aspects of life right now we are changing and adapting. Part of staying home and staying safe is staying connected and well informed about available resources and guidelines. As a way … More PSSH Month Postponed to September