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Celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May 2019

Celebrate Sound-Healthy Behaviors this May During Puget Sound Starts Here Month


April 30, 2019



Tanisha Jumper, Media and Communications, tjumper@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-5152

Stacy Ellifritt, Media and Communications, stacy.ellifritt@cityoftacoma.org, (253) 591-2005


Celebrate Sound-Healthy Behaviors this May During Puget Sound Starts Here Month


The City of Tacoma is teaming up with a number of local organizations from across the region to celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here Month in May. A calendar of events offers activities to help community members experience the benefits of living near the Puget Sound.


Participate in Sound-healthy behaviors at local events including:

  • Bike Month takes place during the month of May, and participants can enjoy a variety of bike-related events and activities all month long. For a full listing of events, visit bike253.com.
  • Workshops on 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 in May and beyond include: 

  • 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, May 31.
  • Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for their tireless efforts in helping to prevent stormwater pollution? Give them their time to shine as a #OrcaHero by posting their story with a picture and tag @PugetSoundStartsHere on Facebook through May. Visit Puget Sound Starts Here #OrcaHero for more information.
  • Apply to be a sponsor of a Neighborhood Pet Station to keep pet waste out of Puget Sound. For more information, contact Program Manager Aaron Copado at acopado@cityoftacoma.org or call (253) 502-2220.  
  • 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.
  • Pick up some TAGRO at the Central Treatment Plant to give your lawn or garden a boost.
  • Join the City and Pierce County at the Tacoma Rainiers for K-9 Innings on Sunday, June 30, game time 1:35 PM, at Cheney Stadium (2502 S. Tyler St.). Bring your dog out to the game, celebrate Puget Sound Starts Here and meet Scoopy Doo.


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