TNC is focused on accelerating the pace and scale of methods to clean our water while generating benefits for both people and nature. Public and private partners are coming together to fund and implement green infrastructure installations at pollution hotspots.
In collaboration with WSDOT, Ecology, TNC, and others, a new project that builds on the success of the Aurora Bridge Bioswale is coming together under the I-5 Ship Canal Bridge. It will treat 40 million gallons at a parcel-sized park beneath the bridge to start, and even up to 800 million gallons of dirty road water at that same site a year.
The combination of federal and state funding and the commitment of local partners in Puget Sound means that together we can get the infrastructure right for the next 50 years of the Clean Water Act. Because when we invest in nature-based solutions, we secure cleaner water, cleaner air — and a promise that people and nature can thrive together.