*Please note, Puget Soundkeeper Boat Patrols are currently unavailable for the public due to the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Soundkeeper boat is out on the water several times a month at various locations around Puget Sound, the Duwamish River, and the Lake Washington Ship Canal. While on patrol, we keep an eye out for abnormal discharges from stormwater pipes and combined sewer overflows. We also check for the application of best management practices by shoreline businesses (i.e. shipyards must use protective tarps when painting or sanding). Along the way, volunteers will learn about the history of Seattle’s industrial development and view our waterways from a unique perspective.
No prior boating experience is needed and all necessary equipment is provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes and dress comfortably in layers.
Check our events page to confirm patrol times.