Yard Waste: A Real Pain in the Grass…When Dumped in Parks and Natural Areas

All Northwest gardeners know that spring, summer, and fall bring lawn clippings, leaves, and many types of yard waste. All of that yard waste has to go somewhere, and unfortunately, a few misguided people dump it where they shouldn’t: on hillsides or in public areas like parks, roadsides or storm ponds. These few people can … More Yard Waste: A Real Pain in the Grass…When Dumped in Parks and Natural Areas

Scholars Build Personal Connections and Environmental Stewardship for the Local Environment

As part of the annual Storming the Sound with Salmon program, a partnership between the City of Federal Way and Federal Way Public Schools, approximately 1,200 scholars from first through eighth grade had the opportunity to learn up-close about the salmon lifecycle and local habitats at West Hylebos Wetlands Park during field trips held on … More Scholars Build Personal Connections and Environmental Stewardship for the Local Environment

Recognize your #OrcaHero during Puget Sound Starts Here Month!

Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for their tireless efforts in helping to prevent stormwater pollution? Give them their time to shine as #OrcaHero by posting their story with a picture and tag @PugetSoundStartsHere on Facebook through May. Puget Sound Starts Here Month is a great way for you to connect, … More Recognize your #OrcaHero during Puget Sound Starts Here Month!

StormFest wins 2019 Livable Communities Award for Local Government Excellence

  StormFest’s collaborators created, tested and delivered the program, led by Burien, the cities of SeaTac, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and partners Futurewise, Environmental Science Center, King County Stormwater, and the Highline School District, funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology). Drain Rangers curricula were adapted by the team to … More StormFest wins 2019 Livable Communities Award for Local Government Excellence

Environmental Science Center

The Environmental Science Center (ESC) is a nonprofit organization that helps people feel a deeper connection to nature and a motivation to want to protect the environment by delivering science-based programs at local beaches, forests, rivers, and classrooms in south King County.  ESC strives to foster a passion for the environment in our diverse community by getting … More Environmental Science Center

Your home is your castle, but it doesn’t have to come with a moat

If your yard looks like a pond every time it rains, you might have a drainage challenge.  Luckily, there are ways to handle the excess water that runs off your property’s hard surfaces in ways that don’t flood your basement, carry pollutants into our waterways, or turn your home into a sanctuary for migrating Canada … More Your home is your castle, but it doesn’t have to come with a moat