Some Pacific NW icons to carve or paint on your pumpkins. Just print, cut out, trace and paint or carve.
A recently discovered stormwater pollutant from cars is killing local coho salmon at an alarming rate, but the source might not be what you expect. Fuel emissions? Oil leaks? Dirty car wash water flowing down storm drains into our waters? Worse: a highly toxic rubber preservative in tire wear particles called 6PPD-q. Local researchers, Washington … More Don’t wait to inflate! Checking tire pressure monthly helps drivers stay safer, save money – and save salmon
Salmon…in a school? Schools across the region have a long history of using salmon-rearing programs to teach students about the importance of salmon to the ecology, culture and economy of the Pacific Northwest. These educational programs, where teachers and students maintain a salmon aquarium over the course of a school year, allow students to care … More Salmon Learning in Schools: Students Learn from Raising Salmon!
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
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