About Us

Puget Sound Starts Here partners include federal, state and local governments, tribes and non-governmental organizations dedicated to protecting Puget Sound. Over 750 organizations across the Puget Sound region’s 12 counties are working to connect each of us with what we can do to help save the Sound. Every action counts!

Puget Sound Starts Here

From the snowcapped mountain peaks to the white capped waves and all that lives beneath, the Puget Sound Starts Here campaign focuses on our connections to the Puget Sound. The goal of Puget Sound Starts Here is to raise awareness of how our everyday actions impact this place where we live, work and play.

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.

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