Celebrate Clean Water During Puget Sound Starts Here Month

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

Does it rain where you live in unincorporated King County?

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?

For teachers and parents: Science Education Resources by Nature Vision

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

Good news for gardeners: the Garden Hotline is open for advice

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