Tag Archives: Puget Sound

New stormwater facility to improve Puget Sound water quality

Metro Parks Tacoma and the City of Tacoma have built a 510-m2 (5500-ft2) stormwater treatment system at Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, Wash. The system will filter stormwater runoff from a 305-ha (754-ac) watershed that protects Puget Sound from water pollution. Funded by a grant from the state Department of Ecology, the goal of the […]

Continue Reading

Mussels Track Stormwater Pollution in Puget Sound

In late October, volunteers deployed Penn Cove mussels in 73 locations to evaluate the health of nearshore Puget Sound environments. The mussels will help track what contaminants are present in runoff over Washington State’s rainy fall and winter seasons. They also will help researchers determine how well stormwater management efforts are working. Mussels do not […]

Continue Reading