Across Puget Sound, cities and counties are coming together this September to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month.
The Puget Sound Starts Here campaign began as a partnership of regional governments dedicated to improving water quality in Puget Sound and our local lakes, rivers, and streams. They are a consortium of the City of Lake Stevens and 56 other cities and counties collectively know as STORM (Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities), Washington State Puget Sound Partnership, and Washington State Department of Ecology.
The campaign now involves over 750 organizations in the 12 counties around Puget Sound, including nonprofits, businesses, tribes, local governments, and citizen groups. All these partners are working hard every day to help raise awareness about how we can protect our Puget Sound home!
They are raising awareness all month long about the small actions you can take to keep pollutants out of Puget Sound and away from the iconic animals that call it home. This year, the campaign focuses on vehicle contaminants. Together, we can protect Puget Sound and keep pollutants out of our storm drains and waterways.
The September 2021 campaign focuses on vehicle-related contaminants; with three small changes to how we drive and take care of our cars, we can keep pollution out of our creeks, lakes, rivers, and Puget Sound. Visit the City's Puget Sound Starts Here page this month (and all year long) for these easy changes and more information on the program.