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EPA, Tribal, State, and Local Leaders and Partners Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act

August 03, 2022

Seattle, WA (August 5, 2022) – The Clean Water Act turns 50 this year and EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox is kicking off a nationwide 10-water tour to celebrate the vital role of clean water and Seattle’s leadership in protecting and preserving  Puget Sound. She will be joined by the Regional Administrator for EPA’s […]

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REPOST: ‘Stealth Pollutant’ Article from The Guardian

July 28, 2022

Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Washington Stormwater Center Researchers Drs. Jen McIntyre (WSU) and Ed Kolodziej (UWT), discuss the implications of 6PPD quinone and after-market applications of crumb rubber from tires.  Read the Full Article from The Guardian

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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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Stormwater Heatmap

May 09, 2022

Our stormwater community welcomes a new mapping tool, the Puget Sound Stormwater Heatmap, which can help users identify hotspots where stormwater pollution is generated. This will help stormwater managers decide where pollution interventions should be made to address the most contaminated parts of our landscape. This tool is a collaborative effort between The Nature Conservancy, […]

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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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