We’re excited to announce our annual Summer Cleanup Series! Join us on the water and along the shoreline to clean up and care for the Puget Sound. June 11th – FULL!!  Walking cleanup at Washington Park Arboretum, 10am–12pm – FULL!! Waitlist: Email jessica@pugetsoundkeeper.org if you would like to join the waitlist! Kayak cleanup at Portage …

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Municipalities have a legal obligation to take action on stormwater and salmon mortality. Seattle, WA (June 16, 2022). The Cities of Seattle, Mukilteo, Normandy Park, Burien, and Seatac have failed to control and report stormwater discharges into three urban salmon streams—Pipers Creek, Big Gulch, and Miller Creek—despite conclusive evidence that road runoff carrying toxic chemicals …

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Puget Soundkeeper is reflecting on the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The Act pushes us to consider how far we’ve come, and how much further we must go to protect clean water. In that spirit, we’re amplifying Rose Foundation grantees whose passionate and dedicated work exemplifies the future of clean water.  What Is …

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Seattle, Washington (May 24, 2022). Today, Puget Soundkeeper and Washington Environmental Council released the third edition of Nature’s Scorecard, a report that provides the only publicly available, comprehensive database of Structural Stormwater Controls, or stormwater retrofits, implemented by municipalities.  Structural Stormwater Controls include stormwater retrofit projects that treat and control stormwater pollution from areas developed …

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Puget Soundkeeper is a proud member of a clean water coalition that helps pass bills during Washington’s legislative session. This year, we were joined by other Waterkeepers, like North Sound Baykeeper, Spokane Riverkeeper, and Twin Harbors Waterkeeper, and clean water allies like Center for Environmental Law and Policy, and RE Sources. We’re so grateful for …

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Since 2015, Puget Soundkeeper has recruited and trained volunteers to conduct salmon surveys on Longfellow Creek in West Seattle. The purpose of these surveys is to track the number of returning Coho salmon spawning in the creek. Unfortunately, some of these salmon are dying prematurely due to highly polluted run-off containing 6PPD-quinone, a chemical from …

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Puget Soundkeeper is kicking off eight months of celebration, reflection, and action in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The Act pushes us to consider how far we’ve come, and how much further we must go to protect clean water. In that spirit, we’re amplifying the work of Rose Foundation grantees, …

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Puget Soundkeeper is the regional coordinator for Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup (ICC)—the world’s largest volunteer project in service to our oceans. Volunteers remove trash from beaches and waterways, and document sources of debris. This data contributes to a global data set that drives policy change and encourages behavior change to prevent marine litter in the …

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Consent decree holds Electron Hydro accountable to Washington State Department of Ecology clean water oversight; criminal and civil charges are still being pursued  Update: May 20, 2022 Puget Soundkeeper and Communities for a Healthy Bay are pleased to announce the finalization of an agreement with Electron Hydro LLC, locking the company into a clear timeline …

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Decision upholds Puget Sound ‘No Discharge Zone,’ keeping ship and boat sewage out of water, key step toward restoring one of nation’s most important inland seas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 15, 2022 Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2022) — Late February 14, The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., denied a move by the American Waterways …

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