Predators, disease, pollution, oh my! It’s tough in Puget Sound for steelhead. Fortunately, we can help while having some fun in the process. Team BothellCool is sponsoring Sammy, a wild steelhead, through Survive the Sound. From May 7 - 18, you can watch Sammy (and his 47 fishy friends) in their 12-day migratory race to survive Puget Sound.
Small actions make a big impact when enough people do them. Learn about lots more ways you can help keep Puget Sound healthy.
What do you mean by "Puget Sound Starts Here?"
First, a bit about the rain.
We know it tends to rain here. Like, a lot. When it rains, water flows over hard surfaces like roofs, parking lots, driveways, streets, and lawns where the soil has been packed down. As rainwater flows towards ditches and storm drains, it picks up dog poop, lawn chemicals like fertilizer and pesticides, motor vehicle oil, and many other pollutants.
Can you guess where that polluted rainwater goes next? Right into our local streams, lakes and wetlands that eventually empty into the Puget Sound. That's what we mean by "Puget Sound Starts Here." Your actions -- in Bothell or anywhere else in Western Washington -- have an impact. It’s your choice whether to make that impact negative or positive. We're here to help you understand how to help and why it matters.