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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 […]

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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 […]

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Puget Sound Initiative

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, […]

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New planning tool from the WRF

April 28, 2021

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) released the CLASIC tool, which utilizes a life cycle cost framework to support feasibility and planning of stormwater infrastructure. CLASIC helps stormwater professionals, community planners, and […]

Low Impact Development
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Searchable Database for NEP Projects

April 22, 2021

Looking for what stormwater projects are being put on the ground under EPA’s National Estuary Program? Look no further! The Washington Stormwater Center, as part of its role in the […]

Puget Sound Recovery

NEBC Presents Stormwater in Washington – Virtual Conference

This focused, one-day conference, hosted on an engaging virtual platform this year, is Washington’s leading stormwater event, convening regulated companies, governments, solution providers, and regulators for learning, networking, and business development. In addition, Managing Stormwater in Washington features the region’s largest stormwater trade show with over 40 service and technology solution providers.


Boeing partnerships help manage more than 400 billion gallons of runoff in WA

March 23, 2021

When people think of Boeing, thoughts often rise towards the sky, where many of Boeing’s best-known products soar high above the earth. However, Boeing is also deeply interested in the […]

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Toxics in Puget Sound: Building Solutions

Please join the Stormwater Strategic Initiative Lead Team and its speakers and collaborators 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. 

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This workshop is designed for people who want to contribute to solutions for toxics in Puget Sound including a wide range of policy, regulatory, consumer campaign, product redesign, pollution prevention, and communication campaigns. Please note we will not be addressing the underlying science at this workshop. 

Sketch of the Day 

We will start our day with Rob Bilott, the attorney who awakened the world to PFOS (C8) contamination and damage to communities. His incredible story will lift the spirit and provide energy for positive action in our region. 

While we refine our agenda, we do know we will be addressing problem-solving frameworks in the morning and will gather in break-out groups to discuss solution types. Please note we will be using a combination of Zoom with Mural, an interactive tool. The Washington State Department of Commerce has graciously offered to hold two Mural trainings on Thursday, February 25th. 

Mural Training  

Register for Learn the Tools for Toxics II Workshop 

  • Feb 25, 2021, 9:00 – 9:30:  


  • Feb 25, 2021, 01:00 – 1:30:  


If you have any questions reach out to Marie Splaine  

If you have questions about the workshop please contact Heidi Siegelbaum

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 […]

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Permit Assistance

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 […]

Low Impact Development
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