Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May


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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