Habitat Restoration: The Key to Saving Our Salmon

Entering Mount Rainier National Park I am automatically drawn to the White River; its braided, meandering channels flowing down from Emmons Glacier, sweeping through old growth forest, and Mount Rainier …

Celebrating the Great American Backyard Campout in the Pacific Northwest

Sometimes here in the cloudy Pacific Northwest we feel like summer will never come. But threats of rain did not intimidate¬†approximately¬†700 Washington families & children¬†last weekend who participated at the …

An Endangered Ecosystem

Picture yourself taking a beautiful spring hike. As you walk, you notice a clearing and decide to sit down under a small opening of trees, looking out over wildflowers, grasses, …

Filter Floodwaters with Flora

Spring in the Pacific Northwest can only mean one thing: rain. As rain falls on our roofs and streets, it is piped into stormwater drains which eventually empty out into …

How your flood losses are increasing: whether you live in a floodplain or not.

Growing up in Seattle, I have learned to live with the rain. Through the years I have accumulated many stylish brands of rain boots, jackets, and umbrellas. But now that …

Finding Unity in Environmental Lobby Day

Over five hundred citizens gathered at the Washington State Capitol on February 15th for the 20th annual Environmental Lobby Day. They came together with the common purpose of expressing to …

Stormwater Pollution: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

As a new volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium, I am just as amazed and curious as the everyday visitor and always full of questions. Walking into my shift this week …

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