The North Sound Baykeeper program is charged with protecting and restoring marine and nearshore habitats of North Puget Sound. We take a collaborative approach: we work in coalition with other organizations, interact and partner with agencies and decisionmakers, offer technical assistance trainings for businesses, and encourage public involvement and stewardship through educational events and volunteer programs.
Waterkeeper Alliance. Uniting more than 290 Waterkeeper organizations on 6 continents, Waterkeepers focus citizen-led advocacy and action on issues affecting our rivers, lakes, and coastal waterways, from pollution to climate change. The Waterkeeper Alliance goal is swimmable, drinkable and fishable water everywhere. Read more.
Call us to report pollution: (360) 220-0556.
Please take photos, and be prepared to discuss location and details about the pollution.
Stormwater is the greatest pollution threat to Puget Sound. Because it is dispersed and pervasive, stormwater pollution is particularly difficult to curtail. Q&A: What is stormwater pollution?
Watch these videos on maintaining stormwater systems: How to maintain stormwater ponds, how to maintain an oil water separator, how to maintain a stormwater control system, and how to maintain a catch basin.
The North Sound Baykeeper program engages citizens, volunteers, activists, and students in becoming educated about the permitting process for polluting businesses. Businesses that have the potential to pollute are required to have state permits to protect human health and wildlife, and to comply with federal Clean Water laws.
Learn more about pollution permits and opportunities to provide public comment through the Water Quality Permits page.
Learn more about our policy work through the Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan page.
The North Sound Baykeeper program educates the community through beach naturalist events, citizen science training, citizen stakeholder groups, and sharing information through blog posts, e-newsletters, and social media.
Learn more about opportunities to get involved through the Events page, Citizen Science page, or the Clean Water Blog. You can also follow the North Sound Baykeeper on Facebook and sign up for e-newsletters.