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
This year marks Earth Day’s 50th anniversary and you might be feeling limited on what you can do to celebrate. No need to worry, there are tons we can do and it can all be done from our homes and backyards! King County is providing a variety of activities to do at home for Earth … More Things You Can Do to Celebrate Earth Day
Nature Vision is offering three fun and engaging science packets that students K-12 can work on at home. The best part – it’s FREE! Each packet covers a different topic: Ecosystems; Watersheds; and Humans & Water With the COVID-19 pandemic and Governor Inslee’s order to close schools for the rest of the school year, teachers, … More For teachers and parents: Science Education Resources by Nature Vision
Garden Hotline March 21 2020 Newsletter Full service virtual garden advice (and ‘in-person’ too!) The Garden Hotline will continue to provide full normal service (Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm) in the coming weeks. With multiple staff and the ability to work remotely, they can offer practical advice for any level of gardener. While events are cancelled, the Garden … More Good news for gardeners: the Garden Hotline is open for advice