To protect the lower Duwamish River and repair damage to the river and surrounding community, Soundkeeper took legal action to ensure that water quality monitoring adequately reports levels of toxic contaminants discharged to the river. Today, the WA Supreme Court
Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound.
Soundkeeper staff and trained volunteers are on the water every week by boat and kayak, monitoring the health of the Sound and its tributaries . As a major environmental stakeholder, Soundkeeper actively engages government agencies and businesses working to regulate pollution discharges from sewage treatment plants, industrial facilities, construction sites, and municipalities. Soundkeeper also enforces the Clean Water Act of 1972, using the power granted to citizens to sue under provisions of the Act to bring egregious polluters into compliance with the law.
On April 25, Puget Soundkeeper and Waste Action Project (WAP) sent a 60-day notice letter to the Boeing Company for Clean Water Act violations at the Boeing Military Delivery Center, located on the Duwamish River. The notice letter informs Boeing
Troubled Waters report shows polluters dumping into Washington waterways, in violation of Clean Water Act
Seattle, WA — Major industrial facilities illegally dumped dangerous levels of pollution into Washington’s waterways 55 times over 21 months, according to a new report by Environment Washington Research and Policy Center. The facilities rarely faced penalties for this pollution
Update February 15, 2018: Both the House and Senate have passed bills to phase out net pens in our state! THANK YOU for your advocacy — the final step is Governor Inslee’s approval. Update February 13, 2018: The House of
EVERETT, WA — On December 4, Puget Soundkeeper and Snohomish County filed a consent decree resolving a Clean Water Act case about the county’s management of polluted stormwater runoff. The county agreed to update its development code to include expanded