FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month
(Port Orchard) - Now is the time to celebrate the beautiful place we
call home by doing some simple things to protect Puget Sound:
Choose compost over yard chemicals
Wash your car on grass or gravel, or go to a
commercial car wash
Pick up after your dog, bag it and place it in the
“There are lots of opportunities for people to make a
difference in our community,” says Jayna Ericson, Education and Outreach
Coordinator with the Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management
Program. “The Kitsap County Surface and Stormwater Management Program will
be sponsoring some events in May and encouraging people to take action to
keep our waterways healthy. One fun event will take place at a Seattle
Mariners game on May 5. Mariners fans can obtain discounted tickets and a
free t-shirt while learning how to protect Puget Sound.”
Puget Sound Starts Here Night at the Mariners
Saturday, May 5, 6:10 pm - Twins vs. Mariners
Join the Seattle Mariners as they team up with Puget Sound Starts Here to
teach baseball fans simple things they can do to keep local waterways and
Puget Sound clean during “Puget Sound Starts Here Night.”
Each ticket purchase online for this promotion will
include a free Puget Sound Starts Here Night t-shirt. Discount tickets are
available when purchasing online at www.mariners.com/pugetsound
More information about purchasing tickets is available
in this flyer.
Tour the YMCA’s Green Stormwater System
May 10th at 1:00 pm - Silverdale YMCA (3909 NW Randall Way)
Learn about the Silverdale YMCA’s nine rain gardens, pervious concrete
parking lot, and permeable interlocking pavers.
Please RSVP by May 9 to Liz Satterthwaite at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 337-5659. More information about the
tour is available in
Keeping Our Waterways and Puget Sound Clean
You may see other reminders of ways to keep our waterways and Puget
Sound clean during May:
Coasters and coffee sleeves give clean
water tips. The next time you stop in a local coffee house
or pub, you may see these coffee sleeves and coasters. You can enter to
win prizes by sharing a picture of you with a coaster or coffee sleeve
Sound Starts Here’s Facebook page.
Participate in a beach walk or habitat
restoration event. For a list of events in Kitsap County
and throughout Puget Sound,
Learn about natural yard care
by visiting the Master Gardeners Info booths at the local farmers
Click here for details.
Visit the rain garden booth at farmer’s
markets. Visit the Kitsap rain garden booth at local
farmer’s markets and learn about building a rain garden for your
Enter the rain garden photo contest.
Send in a photo for the rain garden photo contest at
email@example.com. Register your rain garden at
Request a Mutt Mitt station
for your community group.
Sell fundraiser car wash coupons
as an alternative to the traditional parking lot fundraiser car wash.
Use marine pump out stations
to dispose of boat sewage properly.
Inspect and maintain your septic system.
For more information For more information about the
Surface and Stormwater Management Program, visit
Some Puget Sound Starts Here photos are available
here on Flickr.