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Polluted stormwater runoff — the cocktail of heavy metals, oil and petroleum products, fertilizers, and other waste that washes off roads and hard surfaces when it rains — is toxic to coho salmon. Solving the problem will benefit our watersheds and everyone living in Puget Sound.
On August 19th, Cooke Aquaculture’s net pens near Cypress Island reportedly released over 300,000 farmed Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound waters.
Beginning in October, a population of coho salmon returns to Longfellow Creek. But once there, they are met with serious pollution.
Polluted stormwater runoff is the largest source of toxic pollution to Puget Sound and surrounding waterways.