Our Growing Impact

Resource extraction and a quickly growing population in the Puget Sound region negatively affect the health of the Sound and that of the people and salmon who depend on clean water. Logging can have serious environmental effects, such as reducing habitat for birds and eliminating tree cover over streams that keeps water cool for salmon.  And with increasing density and the Pacific Northwest’s notoriously rainy environment, stormwater runoff is the largest source of toxic pollution. To clean up our waterways and help salmon survive, we need a new approach that relies on green infrastructure and innovative techniques to reduce pollution, improve drainage, and filter toxic runoff from roads and rooftops.

We Are Puget Sound, opens a new window is a book and multimedia campaign that celebrates the diverse people and communities working to restore the Salish Sea--and helping everyone find their place in this movement.

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