May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month!

It starts with you!

City of Bothell is working with hundreds of organizations across Puget Sound to challenge you to do at least one action that helps keep the Puget Sound healthy this month. What will you do?

Check out this short video for eight simple ways you can help.

Celebrate the month with something fun for kids (and the otherwise young-at-heart)

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. 

Be the solution.

Learn more about how you can get involved at

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