September is "Puget Sound Starts Here" Month!

Puget Sound starts with you!

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

Check out this short video for eight simple ways you can help. Need more ideas?

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 along the way.

Where does the rain go next?

That polluted rainwater - also called stormwater runoff - travels without treatment 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, and we all have the power to help improve water quality.

Be the solution.

Learn more about how you can get involved at
Puget Sound Starts Here (PSSH) is made up of more than 750 organizations working together to raise awareness about how our everyday actions affect Puget Sound.

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