Our non-profit, non-partisan mission - stopping pollution - makes measurable differences in bringing clean water back to Puget Sound. We address Washington State Department of Ecology's number one identified water quality issue facing Puget Sound - polluted stormwater runoff. Stormwater enters the Sound directly through storm drains after rain washes off of streets, lawns, industrial facilities and construction sites.
Soundkeeper takes action every week to bring clean water back to Puget Sound above and below the waterline. We are a team of dedicated staff and citizen volunteers whose mission is to stop pollution from entering Puget Sound. Soundkeeper uses the power granted to citizens to sue under provisions of the Clean Water Act of 1972 to stop polluters in their tracks.To date, Soundkeeper’s enforcement team has awarded over $3.9 million to third party restoration, education and water quality mitigation projects to heal the damage in the affected watershed and provide an incentive for future compliance. Soundkeeper does not keep a penny of the settlement money from Clean Water Act cases. Although we achieve our mission by stopping pollution, we know that much of Puget Sound’s problems can be stopped at the source by engaging the people and businesses in our community – after all, Puget Sound is where we all work, live and play.
On the water every week, stopping pollution every day.