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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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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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Toxics In Fish Strategy

June 09, 2021

The Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team (SIL), of which The Washington Stormwater Center is a key partner, is pleased to announce that the Toxics in Fish Implementation Strategy is final and has been published. The documents can be accessed here. Drs. Jen McIntyre and John Stark, as well as SIL WSC lead Heidi Siegelbaum, have […]

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Emcon Virtual Conference September 13-14, 2021

May 26, 2021

On behalf of our Scientific Committee, we cordially invite you to Emcon 2021, the 7th International Conference on Emerging Contaminants. This event will be held virtually on September 13-14, 2021, where you can expect to hear the latest research news and discoveries about the environmental chemistry of emerging environmental contaminants and their management. We welcome […]

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