May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month!

To help restore Puget Sound, we're joining hundreds of organizations throughout the region to challenge local residents to take at least one action to help clean up Puget Sound.Visit for ideas on what you can do.

Why Puget Sound Starts Here? It rains, water flows over hard surfaces like house roofs, parking lots, driveways, lawns where the soil has been packed down, and streets, picking up dog poop, lawn chemicals like fertilizer and pesticides, oil and car leaks, and many other along pollutants.

This polluted water then flows through ditches or storm drains and into our local streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands that eventually empty into the Puget Sound, Hood Canal and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Pollution in Puget Sound threatens our food, our water, and our livelihoods, and we continue to damage Puget Sound at a greater rate than we are fixing it.

Puget Sound Starts Here is a simple way for us to unite our efforts throughout the Puget Sound region and demonstrate our role in the regional goal of improving the health of Puget Sound.

View the Puget Sound Starts Here video.