2017: First of Its Kind Scorecard Shines Light on Pollution Prevention

Toxic stormwater runoff is the largest source of water pollution to Puget Sound, due to paved surfaces and hard rooftops that prevent rain from soaking naturally into the soil. Instead, it picks up pollution and runs through our communities and into our waterways. To highlight cities and counties that are actively changing their ways to protect their residents – and those who are not – we developed Nature’s Scorecard that ranks Puget Sound communities and speeds up our progress to make our cities more livable, walkable, and resilient. WEC and Puget Soundkeeper have tracked the 81 cities and counties around Puget Sound and graded them on five key indicators of if they accomplished the low-impact development goals the law set out. Together, we are helping our communities improve their practices and reduce pollution!