Protecting Puget Sound
We live in Puget Sound – a beautiful, special place. And our many waters – lakes, rivers, streams, and inlets – are what make it so special. We all share the need to keep our waters clean. Here are some things you can do to help protect this very special place:
- Pick up your pet’s waste
- Wash cars on your lawn or at a commercial car wash that recycles its water
- Conserve water
- Never flush leftover medications
- Fix oil and other leaks from your car
- Pick up trash
- Plant trees
- Avoid pesticides and chemical fertilizers
Join a group committed to protecting Puget Sound. Here are a few:
- Stream Team volunteers plant trees along streams, teach other people about our local salmon, and lots of other activities that make a difference.
- South Sound Estuary Association creates opportunities for the public to learn about estuaries, geology, natural and cultural history, marine life, and human impact on the Puget Sound.
- Thurston ECO Network is a community of education, communication, and outreach professionals committed to working collaboratively to protect and enhance the health and vitality of Thurston County. Their online Education Guide is an easy way to find volunteer opportunities, field experiences, destinations, guest speakers, and more.
- The Stormwater Stewards program trains citizen volunteers to conduct free site assessments for interested residents and provide recommendations for ways to effectively manage stormwater on-site using low impact development strategies.
- Puget Sound Starts Here is a simple way for us to unite our efforts throughout the Puget Sound region and demonstrate our role in the regional goal of improving the health of Puget Sound.
- The Puget Sound Partnership is the state agency leading the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound. The Puget Sound Partnership brings together hundreds of partners to mobilize action around a common agenda, advance Sound investments, and advance priority actions by supporting partners.