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Toxics in Puget Sound: Building Solutions

February 23, 2021

Please join the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team and its speakers and collaborators Friday, February 26, 9am-4:30pm to discuss our first solutions-oriented workshop to address Toxics in Puget Sound. This will be the first of successive workshops designed to address toxics in Puget Sound.  Register Here     This workshop is designed for people who want to contribute to solutions […]

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EPA Updates EJSCREEN, Community EJ Mapping Tool

February 19, 2021

EPA released an update of EJSCREEN, the Agency’s publicly available award-winning environmental justice screening and mapping tool. EJSCREEN uses high-resolution maps and a methodology for combining datasets to identify environmental burdens on vulnerable populations. This update is an important refresh of the environmental and demographic data contained in EJSCREEN and enhances the tool by adding new […]

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King County WaterWorks Grants Available

January 28, 2021

King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is offering $2.2 million in funding for community-driven projects through its WaterWorks Grant Program, for projects that will help protect water quality, control pollution, and build healthy communities in King County. WaterWorks is now accepting letters of intent the first step in the application process, through February 17, 2021, for the competitive track. Possible […]

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Puget Sound Recovery – All Day Toxics in Puget Sound Workshop

January 19, 2021

Join us on February 5th for an all-day science workshop featuring short talks by researchers including Dr. John Stark and Dr. Jennifer McIntyre, synthesis presentations, and showcases of emerging research projects. This is a free event from the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team with funding support from The US EPA. Please RSVP to Heidi Siegelbaum […]

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Research

Tire-related chemical is largely responsible for adult coho salmon deaths in urban streams

December 03, 2020

Every fall more than half of the coho salmon that return to Puget Sound’s urban streams die before they can spawn. In some streams, all of them die. But scientists didn’t know why. Now a team led by researchers at the University of Washington Tacoma, UW, and Washington State University Puyallup have discovered the answer. […]

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Pierce County COVID-19 Vehicle Adaptation

October 29, 2020

When COVID-19 became a part of our daily lives we were all forced to adapt. For Pierce County O&M Division Maintenance Manager Jeff Campbell that meant retrofitting vehicles used by the county to maximize the safety of their workers while allowing them to continue to do their jobs. Here’s Jeff – “When we were first […]

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A Spill Kit Program Success Story

October 12, 2020

Washington Stormwater Center Internal Cooperation to Meet Permit Requirements According to section S5.A.5.b of the Western Washington Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit, Permittee’s Storm Water Management Plans shall include coordination mechanisms among departments within each jurisdiction to eliminate barriers to compliance with the terms of the Permit. At the City of Kent, we are always […]

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Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt

June 08, 2020

June 4, 2020 The Great Kitsap Virtual Scavenger Hunt Kitsap County Public Works When faced with the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, Kitsap County Public Works educators knew we would need to get creative to continue providing education and outreach. We set out with the goal to maintain public involvement while remaining safe and […]

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Local Media Partnership for Stormwater Outreach

May 27, 2020

Can your weather reporter help with stormwater education? Reaching a broad audience in your community, much less your region, to build awareness of stormwater issues and BMPs can be challenging and cost-prohibitive. In 2019, jurisdictions from Stormwater Partners of SW Washington and Oregon’s Clean Rivers Coalition took on this challenge by teaming up to buy […]

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