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Fishing vessels at the Trident Seafoods facility on the Hylebos Waterway.

Taking action in Commencement Bay: the power of citizen enforcement

A version of this post originally appeared in the Citizens for a Healthy Bay newsletter.  In 2011, Puget Soundkeeper discovered that Trident Seafoods’ facility on the Hylebos Waterway in Tacoma was reporting alarming levels of pollutants in their stormwater discharge. In order to curb such pollution, all industrial operations require a discharge permit from the… Continue Reading Taking action in Commencement Bay: the power of citizen enforcement

Thomas Creek.

Five creeks that need your love this Valentine’s Day

Puget Sound is fed by thousands of tributaries that travel through fields, cities and backyards. These creeks and streams are essential pieces of the larger ecosystem. They are also the place where many pollution problems begin. This Valentine’s Day, we present five Puget Sound creeks that could use some love—hardworking waterways that support salmon, birds… Continue Reading Five creeks that need your love this Valentine’s Day

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve.

Two victories to better regulate and prevent toxic pollution

This month, we’re celebrating—because Puget Soundkeeper won not one, but two legal victories that will set a precedent for stronger regulations on toxic pollution in our waterways. The decisions in these two cases will give Ecology the tools to write stronger pollution permits for industrial facilities and will protect people and wildlife in Puget Sound… Continue Reading Two victories to better regulate and prevent toxic pollution