Did you know that cutting down on “drive-alone” car trips can help preserve the health of Puget Sound? That’s because about one third of the pollution carried into Washington’s waterways flows from the ground, especially pavement. When rain falls, it carries pollution away with it to streams, rivers, lakes, Puget Sound and the ocean. This problem is known as stormwater runoff. And fewer cars on the road mean less pollution on our roadways!
That’s why we’re supporting the City of Seattle’s Walk, Bike, Ride Challenge this summer. Running through September 9, the challenge offers participants a chance to win great prizes and care for our marine environment by choosing to walk, bike, bus or carpool instead of driving alone. It’s a great way to explore alternatives to driving and help protect Puget Sound at the same time.
We’ve started a Seattle Aquarium team for the challenge and we’d like to invite you to join our team in walking, biking and riding toward a healthier Puget Sound. Follow this link to sign up and for details. There’s no charge to participate: simply sign up and then log your trips via walking, biking, bussing or carpooling.