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
Put fats, greases, and oils in the trash to keep your plumbing flowing for holiday guests! This holiday season, add a septic inspection to your holiday checklist! Give yourself the gift of King County’s free rebate for a septic check to enjoy worry-free gatherings flush with family and friends. Your septic system should be inspected … More Be merrier this holiday season with a gift to your plumbing and septic system
Hi! I’m Ry, and I want to share with you why I’m passionate about the intersection of stormwater, community science, and youth stewardship. I became passionate about these issues while working with the community group Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA) on a project called Juntos Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish (‘Together We Can Care for … More Community Science on the Duwamish River: Empowering Youth to Take Stormwater Action
We celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month every September by our everyday actions. Our newest videos show some easy ways to join in and help reduce pollution. These videos are available to share in Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish and English. Find and share them on our YouTube channel. Our everyday activities impact our environment, where we live, … More Join Us in Celebrating 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
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!