Puget Sound

A treasure worth saving

Puget Sound orca

Puget Sound is the second largest estuary in the United States.

A delicate habitat, where freshwater and saltwater merge, estuaries are among the most productive places for life to exist on the planet.

Oil spills affect Puget Sound

    Puget Sound orca

    Last year, almost 65,000 gallons of oil spilled into Puget Sound waterways.

    A land once full of salmon

    Chinook Salmon
    This map shows the critical salmon habitat that we must restore in order to save them from extinction.

    Salmon are the iconic species of this special place.

    Toward the end of their life out in the ocean, they must undergo an epic journey in order to give birth to the next generation.

    If they don't make it back home, to the exact place where they were born, their eggs will never hatch and their children will cease to exist.



    The biggest polluter in Puget Sound is the rain itself.

    Stormwater picks up brake dust, motor oil, antifreeze, pesticides; an entire slew of chemicals that kill salmon and the marine life in our oceans

    "Nature's Scorecard" is a project to rank the quality of green infrastructure in the cities around the Sound.

    Red is a rating of 1, and Green is a rating of 5.