Numbers Prove It
According to estimates from the Washington State Department of Ecology stormwater that runs off paved roads and driveways, rooftops, yards and other developed land is a major source of the pollution flowing to our streams and Puget Sound.
549 streams, rivers and lakes across the Puget Sound region suffer from poor water quality.
Transient and southern resident (orcas) are considered to be“among the most PCB-contaminated mammals on the planet.”
Harbor seals in Puget Sound are seven times more contaminated with the persistent toxic chemicals known as PCBs than those living in Canada’s Strait of Georgia, which adjoins the Sound.
10,000 rivers and streams flow into the Puget Sound