The Watershed Forum E-News
Restore Our Waters is the City of Seattle’s commitment to take actions and promote partnerships that protect and improve our creeks, lakes, the Duwamish River and Puget Sound.
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Lower Taylor Creek Improvement Project

Soon Taylor Creek culvert under Rainier Ave S will be a haven for fish passage in the city. Salmon would be able to swim from Lake Washington up into Lakeridge Park.

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Capitol Hill Water Quality Project –
Swale on Yale

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) and Vulcan Inc. are teaming up to build a regional-scale biofiltration swale. The swale will treat hundreds of millions of gallons of stormwater by removing sediments and pollutants.

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UW Campus Sustainability Fund Invests in Green Stormwater Infrastructure

University of Washington students take action to fund Green Stormwater Infrastructure and many other sustainable projects.

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RainWise is Expanding

Over 10,000 residents, living in the Ballard, Windermere, Delridge, and North Union Bay Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) basins are eligible for rebates covering most of the cost of installing a rain garden or cistern to control their roof runoff. For more information and maps of the eligible areas visit the Rainwise Tools website.

Seattle reLeaf

Love trees? Want to learn more about how you can help protect Seattle’s forested parks? Visit Seattle reLeaf

Toxic Runoff | CSO's into Puget Sound

Check out this clip from People for Puget Sound's new documentary by Eric Becker. This video features diver Laura James and explores the impact combined sewer overflows have on Puget Sound.
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Find out the multiple benefits of solving stormwater problems using natural drainage. Learn more about what Seattle is doing. Or check out the Clean Water and Green Infrastructure Agenda from the Washington Environmental Council.

Watershed Address

Do you know your Watershed Address? Watch this video to learn more about how our lives impact the watersheds we need to thrive. View the video or learn how you can get involved.


Puget Sound is sick. But we can do our part to help. Attend a presentation and learn how you can become a Tox-Ick Ambassador and teach your community about how to reduce polluted runoff.
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Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant

Wells Fargo and National Fish & Wildlife Foundation have launched a new grant program to support community sustainability and environmental stewardship projects.

12,000 Raingardens

Stewardship Partners are driving a collaborative effort to build 12,000 rain gardens in the Puget Sound Region by 2016. The goal is 1,000 gardens in each of the 12 counties. Attend a workshop >

Green Seattle Partnership

Green Seattle Partnership works to protect Seattle's trees from being ravaged by invasive plant species such as: English Ivy, knot weed, and Himalayan Blackberry to name a few. Learn more or find a neighborhood park event.

Salmon Habitat and Water Quality Grants

King County currently has three small grants available. If your project is between $5,000 and $25,000 check out the website to apply for funding!
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