Whether you’re roasting a Charles Dickens style goose or a tofurky, keep the holiday grease out of the drain. We know we sound like Scrooges—but the buildup of fats, oils and grease is a major problem for home plumbing as well as our regional sewer system. Here’s a video for holiday stormwater pollution prevention inspiration: Environmental … More Holiday grease disposal
Join Bert the Salmon and celebrate clean water with the M’s It’s going to be sunny and warm on Sunday, May 21 – perfect for spending the day with friends and family at Safeco Field to cheer on the Mariners and show your love for clean water at Puget Sound Starts Here Day. Everyone who … More ‘Puget Sound Starts Here Day’ with the Seattle Mariners set for Sunday, May 21
Would you like to do something really nice for that special someone in your life this Mother’s Day weekend? Get their car a free leak check from a Certified Automotive Instructor, Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Don’t Drip and Drive team members, Seattle Public Utilities and South Seattle College will host … More Check Out Mom’s Car! Good for mom and the environment
Scenario: You’ve been up since 6 a.m. to get the turkey in the oven; this is after staying up late to finish the pies and desserts. It’s 7 p.m. The in-laws are gone. The dishwasher has been loaded. But one giant task remains – CLEAN OUT the ROASTING PAN or if you fried the turkey … More Eco-tips for grease disposal
This guest post by Christie True, Director of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, is a part of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Green-Duwamish River. … More Tackling stormwater challenges on the Green-Duwamish
Rainy season is here early. In King County we get an average of 40 inches of rain. That rain falls on streets, parking areas, sports fields, gravel lots, and rooftops carrying all the chemicals and bacteria from those surfaces directly into nearby lakes, rivers and Puget Sound. In King County opinion polls, residents consistently rate … More How does stormwater impact us?
The Bear Creek watershed supports nearly 10,000 households and is home to several species of salmon and trout. It spans King and Snohomish counties and reaches into Woodinville and Redmond. With so many living things relying on the creek, protecting future water quality and habitat is important. Why Study Bear Creek It will help us … More How healthy is Bear Creek? It’s time to find out
This month, we’ll be taking a look at stormwater runoff – the leading source of pollution for Puget Sound – its impacts, the myths, and the pollution prevention actions we’re taking as well as actions you can take at home. … More Simple actions to help restore Puget Sound
We are so excited to have the Seattle Times’ Erica Pandey and photographer Steve Ringman on board King County’s new environmental research vessel – SoundGuardian – today as it makes its first official Puget Sound marine monitoring run and begins its mission to protect regional water quality. The new 48-foot vessel is used by field … More SoundGuardian makes its 1st official marine run
It’s official; we’ve had the wettest winter on record. And for our region, it’s got to be really wet to break the record. According to Seattle Weather blog, we’ve had over 42 inches of rain in Seattle since October. Where does all of that water go? … More Wettest winter on record. Where does that water go?