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
The animals of Puget Sound I say this to you I have always been fond of your flippers and gills Your fur and swishy tails too My heart swoons at the sound of your calls and trills Even you, woodpecker, with your annoying tap-taps And salmon with your furious swimming upstream All these animal sounds … More A Valentine’s Day Ode to Puget Sound
Are you or anyone you know a picky eater? Many of us will refuse to touch certain foods or will only eat something if it is prepared a certain way. However annoying a picky eater may be, they are not alone in the mammalian world of choosy eaters. Another iconic Puget Sound mammal, the Southern … More 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Small Fish, Big Fish
The streets of downtown Keyport, Washington got a bit more beautiful last August. Here, the sea comes to life in the form of a giant octopus, an orange starfish, Orca whales, swirling schools of fish, and even a cheeky little seagull. Local artists painted the vibrant artwork on storm drains in the small community which … More Art for Clean Water
Alert. Fall leaves aren’t just pretty. They also kick butt. These nutrient dense blankets restore garden beds and lawns by smothering pesky weeds and fertilizing soil with a full fall bounty of nutrients. That’s right, these Instagram worthy red, orange, and yellows can make gardening easier for you, while setting your yard up for a … More Autumn Leaves are Garden Gold