Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May

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The City of Tacoma is teaming up with over 750 local organizations from across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here month this May. A calendar of events offers activities to help residents experience the benefits of living near the Puget Sound.

Participate in Sound-healthy behaviors at local events including:

  • 10th Annual Tacoma Bike Swap: Saturday April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at University of Puget Sound (North Union Avenue and North 14th Street). For more Bike Month activities, visit cityoftacoma.org/BikeMonth.
  • Workshops on gardening, yard waste and worm bin composting, rain barrels and more, weekends at the EnviroHouse (3510 S. Mullen St.). For more information and to pre-register, visit cityoftacoma.org/Envirohouse.

Other ways to get involved include:

  • Choose to use a professional car wash to keep suds off the streets and keep oil, heavy metals and toxic chemicals out of Puget Sound.
  • Apply for a Make a Splash Grant for a reimbursement of up to $4,000 to complete a project to help prevent stormwater pollution. Applications are due Friday, June 1.
  • Join the City of Tacoma, Pierce County, Port of Tacoma and City of University Place at the Tacoma Rainiers:  Thursday, May 24, game time 7:05 p.m., at Cheney Stadium (2502 S. Tyler St.). Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here and meet Scoopy Doo.
  • Apply for and be a sponsor of a Neighborhood Pet Station to keep pet waste out of Puget Sound. For more information, contact Program Manager Aaron Copado atacopado@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 502-2220.
  • Pick up some TAGRO at the Central Treatment Plant to give your lawn or garden a boost.

The goal of these events is to raise awareness and empowers residents to make a difference in improving the health of Puget Sound. Learn more at PugetSoundStartsHere.org.

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