We promote sustainable communities and protect the health of northwestern Washington's people and ecosystems through application of science, education, advocacy and action. Our vision is to see people living satisfying lives in accord with the ecosystem we depend on — generation after generation. Join us.

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Become a North Sound Steward

Join our North Sound Stewards volunteer program and connect with a group of people passionate about protecting the North Puget Sound. The program provides free trainings and opportunities to participate in beach surveys, helping you become a qualified citizen scientist who plays an important role in protecting our marine resources. 

Volunteer groups led by marine scientists will observe sea stars, forage fish, intertidal species, and more to gather important data that informs policy, restoration efforts, cleanups, and other important projects. Read more.


Help stop Puget Sound pollution

http://www.re-sources.org/programs/cleanwater/industrial-agriculture
Scientific studies identify concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) as sources of pollutants that cause and contribute to Washington’s water quality problems. CAFOs are industrial operations in which animals are not kept in grazing pastures, but packed together in barns and feedlots, standing in their own waste the vast majority of the year. This produces large excesses of manure in small areas, putting pathogens and other pollutants in our air, water, and soil. Improperly managed manure is known to cause significant public health and pollution problems. Read more about our work on agriculture pollution and water quality.


There’s never been a better time to go solar!

http://www.re-sources.org/solar
Washington Goes Solar! is a project of RE Sources that offers homeowners and businesses help with solar installations. This hassle-free, fun program is created to offer you the best value and the easiest access to the information you need to make a decision to go solar. 

The incentives are excellent, the math makes sense, the timing is right. Not only will you start saving money, add value to your property, and help the environment, your new system will also earn RE Sources a donated array! Read more.



Educators: Register for free education programs from sustainability experts

Our elementary, middle, and high school education specialists are now enrolling classrooms and student groups to participate in our free programs. Empower your students to be active creators of their future, challenging them to think critically about their use of natural resources, and inspire them to be a part of the solution. Learn more about our new offerings for the 2016-2017 school yearContact us at schools@re-sources.org or (360) 733-8307 to get started today.



Voted best nonprofit in Bellingham

RE Sources was named the best nonprofit in 2015 by Cascadia Weekly readers in the "Best of Bellingham." The paper said "Some organizations are born great, others achieve greatness in the way they approach their mission. RE Sources is a little of both."  Read more in the Cascadia Weekly's Best of Bellingham, page 14.

We think the reason for our greatness is YOU! Thank you so much for making our victories possible.



Waterkeeper Alliance member

Our North Sound Baykeeper is a member of the Waterkeeper Alliance, an international nonprofit that strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. The Waterkeeper Alliance is made up of over 300 organizations and affiliates protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on 6 continents, with a goal of swimmable, drinkable, fishable water everywhere. Learn more.

If you see pollution, report it! Call the Pollution Hotline:  (360) 220-0556.  
Please take photos and be prepared to discuss location and details about the pollution.



Special thanks to our business sponsors and partners who help make our work possible: 




Special thanks to our Cornerstone Sponsor, Sanitary Services Company, Whatcom County's largest full-service recycling and waste collection company. Locally-owned and family-operated.





http://www.rdsdisposal.com/
Special thanks to our cornerstone sponsor, Recycling & Disposal Services Inc (RDS), local, privately owned transfer station in Ferndale with progressive waste management practices.



As a 501(c)(3) organization, RE Sources does not directly or indirectly influence any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.