Restore Our Waters Campaign Includes Beer Coasters

The Restore Our Waters Initiative now includes coasters which will be distributed to area businesses to help get the water quality public education campaign out in the community where we eat and drink. Information is coming to a coaster near you! Want to learn about water quality in our region and what you can do … Continue reading “Restore Our Waters Campaign Includes Beer Coasters”

SWS Coordinating Council Meeting @ Bill Reiswig’s

First Monday this month is Labor Day and as has been the norm and standard, the Coordinating Council’s First Monday meeting moves to the adjacent Tuesday.  In this case, tomorrow, September 7, at Bill Reiswig’s house.  Time is 7:00 to 9:00 for the CC meeting, come earlier for socializing and sharing food and company. Agenda … Continue reading “SWS Coordinating Council Meeting @ Bill Reiswig’s”

Visit a Living Building in Progress!

The Sustainable West Seattle stormwater action team is organizing a site visit at the Bertschi School Living Building Science Wing, which is now under construction.  We will explore how the school plans to incorporate rainwater harvesting and solar energy into its design.  The building will also be used to teach students about passive ventilation, net-zero … Continue reading “Visit a Living Building in Progress!”

Kayak the Duwamish & Learn About the River

The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition is again holding their summer community kayak tours on July 14 and again on July 28 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Join guides from DRCC, Alki Kayak Tours, Camp Long, National Wildlife Federation, and the Seattle Aquarium, to learn all about the natural and built environments of the Duwamish … Continue reading “Kayak the Duwamish & Learn About the River”

Help SPU with Combined Sewer Overflow Plans

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is seeking community members who would like to serve on a Sounding Board to help guide the development of a long-term plan (LTCP) to control Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) in the City of Seattle. The Clean Water Act requires that Seattle reduce CSOs. Seattle Public Utilities is developing a comprehensive Long-term … Continue reading “Help SPU with Combined Sewer Overflow Plans”

Sightline Publishes Simple Rainwater Garden DIY Instructions

Sightline has published a simple set of instructions for Do-It-Yourself rain gardens. Rain barrels, French drains and swales are all terms depicting a way to capture runoff. Green solutions to stormwater runoff sound fancy and complicated, but they’re not. The basic principal for controlling stormwater in an Earth-friendly way is to keep the water where … Continue reading “Sightline Publishes Simple Rainwater Garden DIY Instructions”

Combined Sewer Overflow Projects Briefings Scheduled

This is an update from King County on the Combined Sewer Overflow projects. Since May 2009, the CSO Beach Projects team has selected a range of alternative means for CSO control in four Puget Sound Beach communities: Barton (Fauntleroy community in West Seattle) Murray (Morgan community in West Seattle) Magnolia North Beach These Combined Sewer … Continue reading “Combined Sewer Overflow Projects Briefings Scheduled”

Urban Green Infrastructure Forum

Natural Solutions for Stormwater Problems The Duwamish River Clean-up Coalition and the EOS Alliance present this free seminar. Residents of Seattle are no strangers to rain…or the problems of flooded streets. In addition to being a nuisance, Seattle’s stormwater run-off impairs public safety, parking and vehicle mobility, traffic flow, and ultiamtely the natural environment. Our … Continue reading “Urban Green Infrastructure Forum”