• The City rolled out a new website in late 2011. The new website includes a strong emphasis on sustainability, including a direct link from the main home page to information on sustainability, which includes greater information on topics such as climate, environment, water, energy, and green development.
  • In April of 2011, city staff partnered with Seaview Elementary School for a "Puget Sound Started Here" event, where fourth and fifth grade students cleaned up a reach of Perrinville Creek. As part of this event, the students were taught that the trash they were cleaning up was from stormwater runoff and the importance of only letting clean rainwater enter storm drains.
  • In May of 2011, the theme of the annual Watershed Fun Fair held in Edmonds was "Puget Sound Starts Here". Total participation at the event was over 150 people, and the event included exhibits by public agencies and non-profit organizations on topics such as water quality, stormwater, recycling, amphibians, bats, Puget Sound stewardship, and solar power.
  • In the summer of 2011, the City of Edmonds partnered with the neighboring cities of Lake Forest Park and Mountlake Terrace to broadcast three separate public service announcements for a period of two weeks at the Cinnebarre Theater in Mountlake Terrace, which is frequented by Edmonds residents. The announcements were built around the theme that stormwater runoff is not treated prior to discharge to receiving waters and that nothing other than clean rain water should go down the drains.
  • Between 2010 and 2011, the City installed 850 "Puget Sound Starts Here" storm drain markers throughout the City in order to educate the public on the importance of preventing anything other than clean rain water from entering storm drains. These markers were prioritized in locations with high pedestrian traffic and areas near Puget Sound.