Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 30, 2010: Urban Creeks, Urban Runoff From You & Me and Puget Sound Water Quality

Polluted waters and oxygen'deprived fish aren't unique to Hood Canal. Urban creeks and waterways all over Puget Sound have the same problem. Vehicle runoff and chemical fertilizers washing into the Sound are the main culprits. Solutions are underway but a lot more needs to happen for marine ecosystems to recover. Martha Baskin brings us this snapshot from Piper's Creek, an urban waterway in Seattle's Carkeek Park.

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1 comment:

Stonycoast said...

Great explanation! Would have been nice to have a few photos.