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Adopt a Drain Washington

June 23, 2022

We’ve all seen a storm drain covered in dry leaves and many have experienced the flooding that can result from this build-up, but keeping these drains clear and free of debris does more than just reduce flooding. Stormwater contains a number of additional pollutants like copper from brake pads, zinc from tires, and nickel and […]

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REPOST: 6PPD Congressional Roundtable

February 28, 2022

Washington State University stormwater researchers Jen McIntyre and John Stark shared perspectives on research to save salmon in a Feb. 25 virtual roundtable hosted by U.S. Representatives Marilyn Strickland and Derek Kilmer. McIntyre, an associate professor in the School of the Environment, and Stark, director of the Washington Stormwater Center, joined participants from the Washington […]

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REPOST: Electron Hydro Company Charged for Polluting Puyallup River

February 18, 2022

The Washington Attorney General filed 36 gross misdemeanor charges against Electron Hydro, LLC and its Chief Operating Officer, Thom A. Fischer. Electron Hydro operates a hydroelectric dam on the Puyallup River. Each of the 36 charges, filed in Pierce County Superior Court, are against both Fischer and the business. The charges include violations of the […]

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Stormwater SIL Receives EPA Funding

January 07, 2022

READ THE FULL REPORT The Washington Stormwater Center is pleased to announce that EPA, through its National Estuary Program, has funded the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team (Stormwater SIL). This collaborative team of the Departments of Ecology and Commerce, with the Washington Stormwater Center, is working to identify and deploy strategic investments in stormwater in […]

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State of the Sound Report

December 08, 2021

The Puget Sound Partnership recently released its State of the Sound Report.  The Washington Stormwater Center, as part of the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team, participates on the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program as well as supporting three Implementation Strategies: Toxics in Aquatic Species, BIBI, and Marine Water Quality.  These strategies and the Team’s underlying […]

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REPOST: Tribal Connection Inspires Efforts to Save Salmon

November 30, 2021

Original article by Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences Studying toxic runoff to help save iconic salmon species, Washington State University scholar Stephanie Blair draws on science as well as the knowledge and connections of her Native American community. A doctoral student in WSU’s School of the Environment, Blair researches the toxicology underlying […]

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Got Stormwater? Got Ideas for Actions??

October 13, 2021

Please join us in a discussion regarding Puget Sound recovery this fall.     The Puget Sound Partnership in conjunction with its partners is hosting 12 workshops in November and December that will elicit ideas about actions associated with strategies important in the stormwater world: Toxics, integrated land use, salmon, retrofits, and restoration as well as working […]

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REPOST: Register for Tribal Treaty Rights & Local and State Government

October 11, 2021

Building Relationships: Tribal Treaty Rights & Local and State Government October 27, 2021  11:00am–2:00pm Explore Tribal treaty rights and the legal relationship between Tribes and state and local governments. This moderated session will have time for your questions! SPEAKERS Warren King George, Historian for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Preservation Department, collects and records oral history from […]

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Puget Sound Needs You! Join a Strategic Initiative Lead Advisory Team

October 01, 2021

Want to make your voice, lived experience, and perspectives support Puget Sound’s recovery as a place and community? Well, now’s your opportunity to apply for one of three advisory teams- called “SIATs”- Strategic Initiative Advisory Teams, which apply to three broad domains of Habitat, Shellfish, and Stormwater. Read the Full Article from The Puget Sound Estuary Program

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REPOST: Using Compost In Storm Water Infrastructure Retrofits

September 23, 2021

A Washington State University study retrofitted an older publicly owned detention pond using biofiltration media to test water quality improvements. Read the FULL STORY by Nora Goldstein on BioCycle.net

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