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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: 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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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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Stephanie Blair at the bank of the Puyallup River

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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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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Will Water Quality Retrofits Save Salmon?

September 09, 2021

After showing that bioretention filtration of stormwater could prevent pre-spawning mortality in coho salmon, researchers at WSC and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service teamed with the City of Bellevue to pilot test a retrofit concept for existing stormwater detention ponds. The idea was to inexpensively and passively provide additional treatment to stormwater in detention […]

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Spanish Translations and HEAL

August 02, 2021

This spring the Washington State Legislature passed what’s appropriately called the Healthy Environment for All or “HEAL” Act, and the Climate Impacts Group (CIG) published a Spanish translation of several climate change reports: The reports – Sin Tiempo Que Perder and Cambiando las Líneas de Nieve y las Líneas de Costa – or No Time […]

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Technical Assistance Available for Stormwater Parks

July 15, 2021

Stormwater parks are an important strategy for improving the health of Puget Sound and its residents.   Through funding from the Puget Sound National Estuary Program1, PSRC is offering consultant technical assistance for the early planning of four new stormwater parks (one in each central Puget Sound county). For this project, stormwater parks are defined as regional stormwater […]

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Dr. Jen McIntyre to Testify

July 13, 2021

Dr. Jen McIntyre will provide testimony relating to her and her colleague’s groundbreaking research on the effects of the common tire anti-oxidant 6PPD-quinone on coho salmon to members of the Congressional House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation on Thursday, July 15th at 10 AM PST. She will be the first witness after the […]

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