Polluted stormwater runoff is the greatest source of pollution to the Puget Sound and other local water bodies. This pollution not only threatens local wildlife like salmon and orcas, but also surrounding communities, such as those neighboring the Duwamish River, where water is central to their cultures.
The critical need for clean water is why Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) is one of ECOSS’ core impact areas.
A recent report from King County and Seattle Public Utilities highlighted recent accomplishments in green stormwater solutions, including features of ECOSS’ work in multicultural outreach, green career pathways development and industrial-scale stormwater solutions.
To learn more about how ECOSS is supporting diverse communities and businesses in adopting green stormwater solutions, check out the projects page.