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Dec. 19, 2012
External report, KING5 News
Monday's high tide hits all-time record video

Dec. 7, 2012
External report, PBS NewsHour
Trouble in the Water: Acidifying Oceans Hinder Health of Northwest Shellfish video

Dec. 3, 2012
Taking Action to Address Climate Change: Council adopts County Strategic Climate Action Plan
King County aims to reduce greenhouse emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050

Nov. 27, 2012
External article, Crosscut
State unveils ideas on tackling ocean acidification

Nov. 26, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
California farmers want orcas taken off endangered-species list

Nov. 25, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Sea changes harming ocean now could someday undermine marine food chain

Nov. 9, 2012
External article, West Seattle Blog
What’s in our waterway? New site dives into Puget Sound pollution

Oct. 14, 2014
External article, Vancouver Sun
Changes wash over the Salish sea

Oct. 3, 2012
Neighbors' input, technical review guides Barton CSO project design updates

Sept. 26, 2012
Executive Constantine applauds unanimous vote to adopt long-term pollution control plan

Sept. 12, 2012
County Executive recognizes People for Puget Sound on news it will cease operations this fall

Aug. 24, 2012
External article, Christian Science Monitor
Cities turn to innovative 'green infrastructure'

Aug. 8, 2012
External opinion, Seattle Times
Op-ed: How we can fight ocean acidification, protect marine life

Jul. 13, 2012
King County review of CSO control plan shows no significant environmental impact
Public comment on proposal accepted through July 25

Jul. 2, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Vashon Islanders face $25-a-day fines over septic systems

Jun.25, 2012
External report, KPLU
Study: Rising seas will hit Calif. hardest, but Washington still sees damage audio

Jun.23, 2012
External column, Seattle Times
Acidic step: outsourcing our oysters

Jun. 18, 2012
Plan to control stormwater sewer overflows underscores King County’s commitment to water quality
Executive also calls for a new science-based study

Jun. 14, 2012
External report, KPLU
Algae bloom on Puget Sound 'more intense' this year audio

Jun. 11, 2012
External article, Voice of America
Study: Ocean Warming Caused by Humans

May 23, 2012
External article, United Press International
Study: Seagrass can combat climate change

May 22, 2012
External opinion, Seattle Times
Protect forage fish, cornerstone of our ocean's food web

May 22, 2012
External opinion, Seattle Times
Seattle bargains for creative solutions to sewer and stormwater overflows

Puget Sound starts here
King County continues its commitment to safeguard Puget Sound and protect human health by joining forces with the newly organized Puget Sound Starts Here campaign.

Puget Sound Partnership on Facebook (external link)
King County WTD, a Clean-Water Agency Facebook (external link)

May 20, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Seattle takes greener approach to sewer overflows

Apr. 21, 2012
External article, HeraldNet
Puget Sound can't cure itself

Apr. 11, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Acidity in ocean killed NW oysters, new study says

Apr. 8, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Lost fishing gear becoming big threat to Puget Sound marine life

Apr. 5, 2012
External article, Crosscut
Rallying to save the souring seas and the Northwest's cherished oyster harvest

Mar. 30, 2012
See how King County protects environment; 2011 DNRP annual report now available

Mar. 27, 2012
King County maintains strong credit ratings ahead of bond sale for clean-water projects
Favorable interest rates lower the cost to fund vital infrastructure improvements

Mar. 5, 2012
External article, The News Tribune
Film examines challenges that face Puget Sound

Feb. 5, 2012
External opinion, Seattle Times
Promote clean water with green infrastructure

Feb. 1, 2012
Meeting provides green stormwater infrastructure project updates, Feb. 8

2010-2012 Midterm Report (pdf)
King County Executive Dow Constantine

Jan. 13, 2012
King County hosts upcoming meetings on South Magnolia CSO project, Jan. 21 & Feb 15
Project staff to share technical information, overview of construction

Jan. 13, 2012
Meeting offers updates on North Beach sewer improvement project, Jan. 25
Project staff to discuss siting and design decisions, answer questions

Jan. 6, 2012
External release, WDFW
Fishing in rivers around Puget Sound to close due to low wild steelhead returns

Jan. 2, 2012
External article, Seattle Times
Last sewer-outflow pollution worth $1B to stop?

Puget Sound Partnershep
Draft Puget Sound Action Agenda
Comments accepted through Jan. 20, 2011

King Tides in Washington State (external link)
Help Ecology collect photos of highest winter tides

Nov. 25, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Ecology chief: New pollution undoing cleanup

Nov. 7, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Ocean acidification is most urgent threat to marine conservation

Nov. 2011
External report, Sightline Institute
Northwest Ocean Acidification

Nov. 3, 2011
County hosts informational meeting on its combined sewer overflow control plan, Nov. 9

Nov. 3, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Chemicals in Puget Sound come from diverse sources

Oct. 22, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Why fish virus spooks scientists

Oct. 20, 2011
King County hosts design workshop for West Seattle sewer improvement project, Oct. 29

Oct. 18, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Deadly salmon virus raises concerns in US, Canada

Swimming Beaches (external)
Too many swimming beaches fail to meet health standards

Oct. 17, 2011
Public comment invited on recommendations to control combined sewer overflows

Oct. 17, 2011
Community meeting offers updates on South Magnolia CSO project, Oct. 20

Oct. 13, 2011
Learn about design, activity schedule at Murray CSO project meeting, Oct. 20

Sept. 30, 2011
External article, West Seattle Herald
Want to be one of 40 people that really helps Puget Sound?
Sustainable West Seattle will award a $1000 grant if that many adults attend their Oct. 10 event

Sept. 29, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Brightwater sewage-treatment plant more than a passing fancy

Sept. 21, 2011
Learn about Quartermaster Harbor water quality study at Oct. 12 public workshop

Sept. 20, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Brightwater is latest milestone in environmental leadership that stretches to 1950s

Sept. 17, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Volunteers comb Seattle beaches for litter

Sept. 12, 2011
External report, KOMO News
As city plans new Broadview raingardens, neighbors ready for fight

Sept. 11, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Time to move from strategizing to cleanup of Puget Sound

Sept. 6, 2011
External column, Sightline Daily
Tackling the Other Carbon Problem
What we can do about ocean acidification

Sept. 1, 2011
External article, West Seattle Herald
Sustainable West Seattle launches community events aimed at curbing Puget Sound’s toxic monster

Aug. 17, 2011
Brightwater tunnel mining complete
Mining completed a month ahead of schedule; tunnel to begin operating mid-2012

Aug. 15, 2011
External article, The Weekly Herald
14 years and $1.8 billion later, Brightwater nearly ready for its first flush

Aug. 14, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Sewer programs must remain part of focus to protect Puget Sound and communities

Aug. 3, 2011
All King County shorelines closed to shellfish harvesting
Paralytic Shellfish Poison (PSP) levels pose health risk

Aug. 1, 2011
King County Executive Dow Constantine statement on CSO control

July 31, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Costly sewer program may have little benefit

July 12, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Washington state funds doggy-doo music video to encourage cleaning up after pets

July 7, 2011
King County responds to sewage overflow from clogged sewer line on Vashon Island

June 26, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Once abundant bull kelp beds look to make a comeback in Puget Sound

June 21, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound plankton bloom red but are harmless

June 13, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Saving Puget Sound a rain garden at a time

June 6, 2011
External article, Crosscut
Scientists zero in on culprits behind Puget Sound water problems

May 28, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Pollution lower, risks remain for marine life

May 27, 2011
Combined sewer overflows now reported live, online
Information helps public make decisions about using waterways

May 27, 2011
Clean-water utility earns national recognition for environmental excellence
‘Platinum Awards’ reflect outstanding record of permit compliance

May 26, 2011
External article, Seattle P-I
Stormwater cleanup bills die in Olympia

May 20, 2011
External opinion, Seattle Times
Revising oil-pollution levels in Puget Sound

May 19, 2011
External opinion, Seattle P-I
No longer a sewer, Puget Sound still in danger

May 17, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
State overestimated oil-pollution levels in Sound

April 28, 2011
Proposed combined sewer overflow projects pose no significant environmental impacts

April 21, 2011
Executive Constantine proposes next wave of King County actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and respond to climate change
Motion addresses near-term actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare for local impacts such as sea level rise and flooding

April 19, 2011
King County honors environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
Executive Constantine to recognize winners at County’s annual Earth Day Expo, April 22 at Westlake Plaza in Seattle

April 14, 2011
Executive Constantine goes online April 18 to discuss climate change with experts, public

April 12, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Scientists checking changing Puget Sound chemistry

April 5, 2011
One mile of Puget Sound shoreline preserved with deal between Camp Fire USA and King County
Collaboration protects shoreline and open space from future development and focuses growth in urban areas

March 14, 2011
Upgrade projects continue at West Point Treatment Plant

Mar. 9, 2011
External article, The News Tribune
Former EPA director worries about fate of Puget Sound orcas

Mar. 9, 2011
External article, The News Tribune
For the health of Puget Sound, floodplains must be healthy

Feb. 23, 2011
Clean-water investments bolster economic growth, support regional environmental goals
Sewer improvement projects top King County priority list in 2011

Feb. 23, 2011
Public input encouraged as King County updates stormwater management plan
Online survey, videos part of involvement process; Comments due by March 11

Feb. 1, 2011
External article, Sightline Daily
Putting a Price on Stormwater Pollution

Jan. 31, 2011
External article, Magnolia Voice
‘Ballard Siphon’ project to start this year

Jan. 20, 2011
External report, KPLU
Stormwater runoff: A flood of crud audio

Jan. 19, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Runoff turns Elliott Bay into murky stew

Jan. 14, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Unused drugs threat to environment, safety

Jan. 12, 2011
External article, Crosscut
State board limits developers' ability to avoid water regulations

Jan. 6, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Basic survival: water supply and quality

Dec. 30, 2010
County gets the keys to Maury Island Property
Open space acquisition brings end to 13 years of efforts to expand mine

Dec. 22, 2010
County recommends project proposal to protect water quality in Magnolia
King County to work closely with the Port, City through siting

Dec. 6, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Council OKs $36M deal to buy gravel mine on Maury Island

Dec. 2, 2010
External article, West Seattle Blog
Beach gets a refill: ‘Renourishment’ for West Seattle’s Lincoln Park

Nov. 30, 2010
External article, American Public Media
Insurance companies have no doubts about global warming

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound
First major update to the Shoreline Master Program since the late 1970s provides essential support for survival of salmon and orca

Nov. 16, 2010
External opinion, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
The opportunity of a lifetime is now before us

Nov. 15, 2010
External opinion, Seattle Times
The Maury Island opportunity purchase

Nov. 10, 2010
Agreement reached for King County to acquire Maury Island gravel site for permanent protection

Nov. 3, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
New Seattle seawall could include small beaches

Oct. 18, 2010
External article, The News Tribune
Elected officials take cleaner-water tour

Oct. 18, 2010
External article, The Olympian
Puget Sound restoration makes great strides

Oct. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Hot stuff: UW part of national effort to study global warming

Sept. 23, 2010
Final meetings to highlight shortlisted community advisory group proposals
Public invited to provide comments at Sept. 27 meeting

Sept. 23, 2010
King County, partners to report on Quartermaster Harbor nitrogen study
Research partnership looking into nitrogen loading and dissolved oxygen issues

Sept. 14, 2010
King County wins $1.4 million in science grants to study health of Puget Sound, watershed

Sept. 11, 2010
External article Seattle Times
Local waters will benefit from Seattle's program to install rain gardens

Aug. 16, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Rise of the Ratfish in Puget Sound

Aug. 15, 2010
External article, Seattle Post Globe
Green cruises? Cruise lines work on their footprint while states push for higher standards

Aug. 13, 2010
All Vashon-Maury Island shorelines closed to shellfish harvesting

Aug. 11, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
What's in the Cards for Stormwater

Aug. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Flood program must consider salmon and whales

Aug. 1, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Acidification threatens wide swath of sea life

July 27, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
The Real Worth: Puget Sound
A new analysis pegs the Sound's value in the billions.

July 27, 2010
External article, The News Tribune
Creatures surface for academics

July 22, 2010
Bond sale brings savings for ratepayers, improvements for environment and economy
Favorable credit ratings lower borrowing costs to fund crucial infrastructure

July 20, 2010
West Seattle public meeting to focus on ‘green’ options for stormwater control, Aug. 5
Residents invited to review project proposals for Sunrise Heights, Westwood

July 19, 2010
External article, MSNBC
Obama launches policy to protect oceans

July 14, 2010
Hear about King County proposals to control combined sewer overflows
July 29 meeting to focus on water quality improvements in north Seattle

July 13, 2010
External article, New York Times
CO2 Absorption and Nutrient Runoffs Increase Acidity of Puget Sound
Carbon dioxide emitted by human activities and nutrient runoff is transforming the chemistry of Puget Sound.

July 12, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Scientists: Acidity in much of the Sound can be lethal
Much of the acidification is from the ocean absorbing increased carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

July 12, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Stormwater plan to lift Seattle sewer rates
Seattle Public Utilities plans to keep sewage and stormwater from flowing into Lake Washington and Puget Sound

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality, protect habitat

July 1, 2010
External news release, Puget Sound Partnership
Major action by U.S. Senate to help Puget Sound

June 24, 2010
Tunnels’ completion marks major Brightwater project milestone
Machines emerge in Bothell, Shoreline; tunneling now 85 percent complete

June 24, 2010
Learn about proposals to control combined sewer overflows, June 26
Technical information session to focus on north Seattle, North Beach Basin

June 22, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
City posts warning at Golden Gardens creek

June 22, 2010
External opinion, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Vashon’s role in a larger story of ecological rebirth

June 22, 2010
External article, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Removing a bulkhead at Piner Point may help fish

June 19, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Dangerous red tide spreads into Puget Sound

June 18, 2010
External article, Kitsap Sun
Science Takes Center Stage in Puget Sound Planning

June 17, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Metropolitan King County Council approves sewer-rate increases

June 17, 2010
King County fined for combined sewer overflow violations

June 10, 2010
Clean-water utility earns national environmental awards

May 19, 2010
External column, Seattle Times
Puget Sound's slow oil spill

May 5, 2010
Local companies earn honors for pollution prevention efforts
County program rewards environmentally sound business practices

May 3, 2010
External article, Tacoma News Tribune
Saving the Sound from stormwater

April 27, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
3 species of Puget Sound rockfish listed for protection

April 15, 2010
External article, Daily Journal of Commerce
Stormwater cleanup funding fails in Olympia

April 13, 2010
External article, Vashon Beachcomber
State lawmakers approve funds to buy out Glacier Northwest gravel mine

April 12, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Washington state moves to ban copper in brake pads

April 8, 2010
Infrastructure projects support regional environmental, economic goals
Clean-water investments a priority in 2010

March 16, 2010
Quick action by utility crews stops wastewater overflow in West Seattle
Emergency generator installed after power outage impacts system

March 15, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
ConocoPhillips to pay extra $588,000 for 2004 spill

Feb. 25, 2010
March public meetings focus on water quality
Residents welcomed to review plans, provide input on projects to control storm-related sewer overflows

Feb. 24, 2010
Public input encouraged as King County updates stormwater management plan
Online survey, videos part of involvement process; Comments due by March 12

Feb. 4, 2010
External report, KUOW
Is Puget Sound Getting Healthier? audio

Feb. 3, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound ecosystem gets mixed reviews

Watch award-winning SEA-Inside (external link)
on King County Television

Jan. 25, 2010
External interview, KCTS 9
Bill Ruckelshaus Talks About Saving the Puget Sound video

Jan. 25, 2010
External report, KUOW
Cleaning Up Puget Sound audio

Jan. 20, 2010
Tide surge wallops West Seattle pump stations
No damage to facilities, system again operating normally

Jan. 20, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Pacific's rising acid levels threatening marine life

Jan. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Proposed rules would restrict boating in orca feeding areas

Dec. 18, 2009
Water quality quickly improves, beach reopened at West Point
New County Executive calls for thorough investigation of plant equipment and standard operating procedures

Dec. 15, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
10 million gallons of raw sewage flow into Puget Sound off Magnolia

Dec. 15, 2009
West Point Treatment Plant overflow under investigation

Dec. 11, 2009
Brightwater outfall earns prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ engineering award

Dec. 10, 2009
External news release, KCTS 9
Emmy Award-winning producer Hedrick Smith returns to the Northwest for an updated FRONTLINE: Puget Sound's Poisoned Waters
Features Brand-New Material Specific to Puget Sound

Nov. 24, 2009
Constantine calls for a "culture of performance" that changes the way King County does business

Nov. 20, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Salish Sea speaks to a shared natural heritage

Nov. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Stimulus money funding sea floor gill nets cleanup

King County wants your opinion!
Countywide Strategic Plan

Nov. 9, 2009
External article, American City & County
Governments, agencies work to save Puget Sound

Nov. 6, 2009
National water conference, Nov. 9-12 in Seattle, features Puget Sound restoration work

Oct. 28, 2009
King County in partnership to learn more about health of Vashon’s Quartermaster Harbor

Oct. 21, 2009
External report, KIRO TV
Protecting sea life from invasive species video

Oct. 16, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
New baby orca spotted in Puget Sound

Sept. 30, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Study: House dust in washing machines might be chemically polluting Puget Sound

Sept. 25, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Study shows some reduction in Elliott Bay toxins

Sept. 23, 2009
External article, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
County faces tough go in efforts to clean up Quartermaster

Sept. 17, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Public urged to help protect Puget Sound

Visit:
Puget Sound Starts Here (external link)

Sept. 11, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
EPA puts limits on 3 pesticides to protect salmon

Sept. 10, 2009
External report, KATU Portland
'Pink fever' brings out salmon fishers, poachers video

Sept. 10, 2009
External article, Crosscut
Sea rise and climate change: let's do the science

Aug. 26, 2009
External article, KOMO News
Seattle, King Co. to reduce wastewater overflows

Countywide Strategic Plan

Aug. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Judge rejects Maury Island gravel-mine permit

Aug. 7, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Tough choices in the recovery of Puget Sound

Jul. 30, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Puget Sound’s invisible enemy: polluted stormwater

Jul. 27, 2009
Utility crew stops small overflow on Vashon Island

Jul. 8, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Beach naturalists show off Puget Sound's wonders at low tide

Jul. 7, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
DNR calls for halt to Maury Island gravel mine

Jun. 15, 2009
Clean-water utility earns national environmental awards

Jun. 14, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Oysters in deep trouble: Is Pacific Ocean's chemistry killing sea life?

Jun. 13, 2009
External report, KING5
Bainbridge sewage pipe leaked more than thought

Jun. 12, 2009
External report, Seattle P-I
$50 Million Federal Dollars for Puget Sound

Jun. 2, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Leaking Bainbridge Island sewage pipe repaired

Jun. 1, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Raw sewage pouring into harbor off Bainbridge Island

Jun. 1, 2009
External article, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Old wood pipeline will get $44M replacement

King County family fun!King County Family Fun!
Resources, games, fun facts, tricks and tips to reduce your carbon footprint and green up your ride, home and garden

May 19, 2009
Brightwater outfall earns local ‘Project of the Year’ award

May 18, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Scientist discovers beavers building prime salmon habitat in Skagit Delta

May 10, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Abalone are treasured -- nearly to extinction

May 5, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Wash. sea otters face potential disease threats

Apr. 23, 2009
External article, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Poisons in Puget Sound: where they come from

Apr. 23, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Federal protection proposed for Puget Sound rockfish

Apr. 21, 2009
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Environmental challenges remain long after first Earth Day

Apr. 16, 2009
External opinion, Crosscut
Saving our region: Nice plans, but...

Apr. 16, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Puget Sound cleanup only succeeds with public involvement

External program, PBS
Frontline: Poisoned Waters video
On air and online April 21

Apr. 16, 2009
External report, KING5
PBS program 'Frontline' takes a look at Puget Sound video

Apr. 16, 2009
Pollution prevention a sound business investment for award-winning companies

Apr. 13, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Close loopholes in Washington's Growth Management Act

Feb. 9, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
Beyond Puget Sound: Ten ideas for saving the Salish Sea

Mar. 16, 2009
Council acts to reduce levels of harmful phosphorus in County lakes and streams
Patterson initiative limits use of fertilizers that choke oxygen out of waterways

Feb.11, 2009
Clean-water infrastructure investments a top priority in 2009

Feb. 9, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Gauging health of the Sound

Feb. 9, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Coho, chinook in 'dramatic' decline
But pink salmon survival rising in B.C.

Feb. 4, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Stormwater isn't just a big-city problem
State board rules small jurisdictions need to start curbing polluted runoff

Jan. 15, 2009
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Fighting for Puget Sound's future

Jan. 4, 2009
External article, Seattle P-I
Group uses lawsuits to help clean up Sound
Citizens take aggressive stand against pollution

Nov.18, 2008
Brightwater tunnel boring machine sees the light, marking major project milestone

Nov.17, 2008
External articles, KIRO 7 News
Puget Sound in Peril:
-Numbers Tell Vastness, Impact Of Puget Sound
-Experts Fear Puget Sound Orcas' Extinction
-Rainwater Turns To Noxious Soup, Flows To Sound
-Derelict Fishing Nets Kill Sea Life, Clog Sound
-Lack Of Funding Slows Research, Cleanup Of Sound

Nov. 7, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Draft plan released for Sound recovery

Nov. 6, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Draft plan to help rescue Puget Sound unveiled

Nov. 4, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Economic collapse puts salmon revival in jeopardy

Oct. 28, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Puget Sound: Troubled waters

Oct. 22, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Long list of ideas to rescue the Sound
Leaders of newly re-launched campaign gather in Olympia

Oct. 11, 2008
External blog, Seattle P-I
Lehrer News Hour features Puget Sound's stormwater problem

Sept. 28, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Filtration system would clean up polluted runoff
Project designed to protect Sound

Sept. 25, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Call for Sound protection focuses on land
Letter signed by 13 leading scientists

Sept. 12, 2008
Two, mile-long Brightwater outfall pipelines make successful journey to Puget Sound floor

June 11, 2008
External column, Seattle Times
Charting a new course toward a healthy Puget Sound

May 15, 2008
External opinion, Seattle Times
Restoring Puget Sound will require collective agreement

External report Seattle Times
Failing our Sound Series

May 2, 2008
King County supporting project to remove deadly derelict fishing gear from Puget Sound

April 25, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Scientists: Rescue plan for Sound falls short
New blueprint neglects stormwater, critics say

March 31, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
How Brightwater soared to $1.8 billion - and why you're paying more

March 28, 2008
Employees respond to overflow at West Point Treatment Plant

March 26, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
How to make city's shoreline friendlier to sea life?
Nooks and crannies help baby salmon and crabs hide out

March 18, 2008
Your idea for on-site spill 'first aid' response could result in a $10,000 grant from King County

Environmental Indicators for Marine Habitat in King County, WA

Feb. 26, 2008
King County successfully completes environmental cleanup project in Elliott Bay

Feb. 17, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Stormwater runoff ranked No. 1 Puget Sound pollution problem

Feb. 12, 2008
Infrastructure investments, environmental improvements top clean-water agency priorities in 2008

Feb. 8, 2008
External column, Seattle Times
If you love Puget Sound, you'll help clean it up

Feb. 8, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Bill aimed at protecting Sound from chemicals

Feb. 4, 2008
Brief closure at King County's Dockton Park docks as state works to eradicate invasive marine species

Jan. 22, 2008
Proposed statewide medicine take-back bill would protect people and environment
Successful pilot take-back project helps frame state legislation

Jan. 22, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Finally, a safe, environmental way to get rid of old medicine

Jan. 20, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
Port moves slowly on cruise sludge
No decision yet on truck offloading

Jan. 16, 2008
State grant through Puget Sound Initiative helps King County businesses eliminate pollution

Jan. 11, 2008
External article, Seattle PI
Debris another culprit harming marine life in Puget Sound
Lost fishing gear, creosote pilings add to dangers

Jan. 11, 2008
King County water quality protection gets $3.3 million boost from state Ecology grants

Jan. 11, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Seattle's shoreline gets cleaned up

Jan. 8, 2008
Sims shares King County's plans to support Puget Sound Partnership

Dec. 21, 2007
External article, Seattle PI
Sound recovery effort gets $24 million
Most of the federal money to go to EPA

Dec. 17, 2007
News release, Puget Sound Partnership
Regional leaders select Sims to chair Puget Sound Partnership board

Dec. 12, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
No Duwamish debacle in Elliott Bay
Work on removal of toxic materials going well

Dec. 12, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Worst contamination from Harbor Island Superfund site will go to landfill

Dec. 12, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Hylebos oil spill happened during fuel transfer

Dec. 3, 2007
Seattle P-I Editorial Board
Puget Sound: Decleansing rain

Nov. 30, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Runoff called top pollutant in the Sound
Findings prove what many suspected, and may change priorities in cleanup

Nov. 20, 2007
Contaminated Elliott Bay sediment clean-up begins

Oct. 10, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Orcas so full of pollutants, it's enough to sicken them

Oct. 7, 2007
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Cruise Ships: Showcasing sludge

Sept. 14, 2007
Explore career opportunities at King County’s wastewater utility

Sept. 12, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle P-I
Port Of Seattle: Praise a good call

Seattle in new sea level study

Sept. 8, 2007
Global warming guidebook announced

Sept. 6, 2007
Washington Dept. of Ecology
Cleanup planned for contaminated area on Elliott Bay

July 30, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle Times
A vital, adaptable Sound

July 26, 2007
Get 'wild' on the beach - Aug. 11 ecology walk at West Point

July 26, 2007
External News, Seattle P-I
Report: Rising sea-levels will harm NW habitat

July 12, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Ferries could be used to give Puget Sound waters a daily checkup

July 11, 2007
Wastewater treatment utility earns prestigious national awards for environmental protection

July 2, 2007
External Article, Seattle P-I
State committed to saving the Sound

June 21, 2007
Public gets two extra weeks to review, comment on King County’s proposed shoreline management rules

Jun. 1, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Group gets muddy to save Sound

May 31, 2007
Your idea to protect Puget Sound could win $55,000 from King County

May 30, 2007
Draft rules to protect King County shorelines available for review at public meetings, June 5, 6, 7

May 8, 2007
External Article, Seattle P-I
Gregoire signs measure intended to help restore 'sick' Puget Sound

May 8, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Ruckelshaus named to lead Puget Sound cleanup

May 8, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound steelhead declared "threatened"

May 7, 2007
Executive Sims' statement on steelhead listing

Apr. 13, 2007
Sims honors Rep. Norm Dicks, 13 others with Green Globe Awards
Representative Dicks has made protecting Puget Sound a top priority, including restoration of its salmon runs.

Apr. 10, 2007
External Article, Seattle P-I
Rotting sea lettuce a foul sign of Sound pollution

Feb. 9, 2007
External Article, Seattle P-I
Cruise ship waste: All ashore?
Port urged to consider treating it for farms

Feb. 9, 2007
External Article, Seattle P-I
Cruise lines' dumping subject of long debate

Feb. 7, 2007
King County Proposes Global Warming Action Plan
Other cities, counties and private sector urged to join effort

Jan. 20, 2007
Sewer workers quickly stop overflow at Vashon Island Treatment Plant

Jan. 18, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Pace, style of growth endanger Puget Sound
Humans also in peril, action team report says

Jan. 17, 2006
External Article, Seattle Times
Seattle trying to woo salmon back downtown with park's seawall makeover

Jan. 17, 2006
External Article, Seattle Times
Puget Sound cleanup sees successes, but problems remain

Jan. 16, 2007
Shoreline management review launched in King County

Dec. 15, 2006
King County wastewater facilities resuming normal operation after severe storms, flooding

Dec. 13, 2006
External Link, Seattle Times
Puget Sound plan: $12 billion over 13 years

Dec. 11, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Region keen to help Sound, poll finds

Oct. 27, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
New alert on eating local salmon
State warns to limit meals of Puget Sound chinook

Oct. 27, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
New Web site tracks ecosystem's health
Project monitors Puget Sound and Canada's Georgia Basin

Oct. 11, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Low-impact methods have high impact on ecosystems
Rain barrels, green roofs play a key role in saving orcas

Oct. 11, 2006
External Article, Seattle P-I
Toxic stormwater is one of the Sound's biggest threats
Knowledge goes only so far in controlling polluted runoff

Oct 10, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
A rising tide of chemicals and sewage
Modern chemical is now found at the top of the food chain

Oct. 9, 2006
Investing in the "infrastructure of our future"
Sims proposes upgrades, repairs to roads, wastewater and solid waste systems

Aug. 11, 2006
All of King County closed to shellfish harvesting
Life-threatening marine biotoxins found in north and south county

Aug. 7, 2006
King County stewardship grants help local groups protect, strengthen natural resources

July 21, 2006
Sims and Nickels share national environmental award

July 10, 2006
External Link, Seattle Times
Puget Sound health isn't as good as you think, report says

July 11, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Allow public to help Sound, report urges

April 6, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Puget Sound a toxic stew, scientists say

March 30, 2006
External Link, Seattle Times
Feds want to protect steelhead

March. 15, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
A big push to clean up Sound
$80 million goal would start with new parks

March 11, 2006
External Link, Seattle P-I
Nation lends a hand in Sound cleanup

Nov. 23, 2005
External Commentary, Seattle P-I
Salmon recovery relies on Sound health

Oct. 27, 2005
King County praised as national leader in addressing climate change

Oct. 26, 2005
Sims outlines efforts to reduce emissions, prepare for global warming

October 18, 2005
External Article, Seattle P-I
Sound Warning: Scientists say the region is already feeling climate change

October 18, 2005
External Article, Seattle Times
Climate change means big changes in Puget Sound

Oct. 6, 2005
Sims calls for Sound restoration

Oct.3, 2005
External Link, Seattle P-I
Energy bill triggers oil-spill fears in Puget Sound

Sept. 12, 2005
External Link, Seattle P-I
Public beach areas are few and far between

August 18, 2005
King County helps fund Vashon Island oyster restoration projects

Aug.16, 2005
External Link, Seattle P-I
Cars replacing industry as Sound's worst foe

July 24, 2004
External link: Seattle P-I Opinion
Our Puget Sound: Essential legacy

July 24, 2005
External Link, Seattle Times
How clean is your beach?

July 19, 2005
Sims applauds Governor's announcement and pledges King County's commitment to recover Puget Sound

July 7, 2005
New facilities to control overflows

July 7, 2005
Beach Naturalists help others 'sea' beach critters in a new way

Jan. 19, 2004
External Link, Seattle P-I
State of Puget Sound troubling
Development continues to overtake cleanup efforts, report finds

» Critical Areas Ordinances

Dec. 4, 2004
External Link, Seattle P-I
EPA mulls 'sewage blending'

Oct. 25, 2004
Sewer workers quickly stop overflow caused by power outage

Oct. 18, 2004
Public workshop set today on Dalco Passage oil spill

Oct. 15, 2004
Sims and Constantine Express Concern Over Oiled Beaches on Maury and Vashon Islands

Sept. 22, 2004
New marine nearshore study affirms salmon reliance on entire ecosystem

Jul. 28, 2004
Beach Naturalist season closing out with extra low tides

Measuring for Results
Natural Resources and Parks Second Annual Performance Measures Report.

Apr. 21, 2004
Brightwater project earns international award for public participation process

Apr. 21, 2004
External Link, Seattle P-I
Immediate measures needed to save oceans

Oct. 8, 2003
External link - Seattle Times
Tacoma bay's cleanup closer to conclusion

June 5, 2003
External Link, Seattle P-I
'America's oceans are in crisis,' says new report
Pew study urges swift action to protect 4.5 million square miles

May. 14, 2003
Beach Naturalists gear up for fifth season protecting area beaches

Dec. 10, 2002
Public comment sought on draft land use updates

Nov. 18, 2002
(External Link, Seattle Post Intelligencer)
Our Troubled Sound

October 2, 2002
Demolition of huge sewer outfall at Myrtle Edwards Park

September 3, 2002
(External Link, Tacoma News Tribune)
Eelgrass vanishing from Sound

July 10, 2002
Beach Naturalists educating record number of beach-goers as another low-tide weekend approaches

Puget Sound's Health, 2002
Status report on ecosystem health in Puget Sound including indicator data provided by King County.

Golden Gardens Seining Pictures
Seattle P-I features habitat work by the Water & Land Resources Division.

October 25, 2000
High Technology helping scientists understand Puget Sound