Category: Keep Water Clean

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Guide to Choosing a Green Landscaper

Are you looking to hire a landscaper for your yard? To help you choose a green landscaper, it’s worth asking possible companies a few questions first to be sure they’ll use sustainable landscaping practices to protect the environment and save…

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Park Stewards: Rockstars of Restoration

This guest post is by Katie Cava, who previously led the Green Kirkland Partnership’s Steward Program. As the staff person leading the Green Kirkland Partnership’s Steward Program, I have the opportunity to support and train community members who dedicate their…

What’s Under the Storm Drain Grate?

Petunia’s Journey – A Kirkland Stormwater System Tale With all our winter rainstorms, you can’t help but notice water running everywhere – off roofs, across lawns and sidewalks, down driveways and the edges roads. All that rain flows into stormwater…

Paint Green (Even When Your Paint is White)

Is painting a room in your house or maybe your whole house on your “to do” list? A fresh coat of “Jungle Vine Green” or “Morning Hush White” can be a great pick-me-up for tired-looking walls, but did you know…

Puget Sound Starts Where?

From the peaks of the Cascade Mountains, to the shores of Lake Washington, and all the way to Seattle’s waterfront, we all live in the Puget Sound watershed. It’s a long journey for a drop of water, but the raindrops…

Dino Coffee?

Here’s a “mind-blowing” thought for you… water is OLD. The water that you used to brew your morning cup of coffee – or that you might be sipping right now – could possibly be the same water that a dinosaur…

12 Green Habits for the New Year

Kirkland is a pretty eco-conscious city, and we’re proud of all the work our community does to keep the planet healthy. But even the greenest of us might have little environmental blind spots — ingrained habits that we don’t think…

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Don’t Drip and Drive

We see them every day on the road while driving to work, while parking the car at the grocery store and just about everywhere else that a vehicle with four wheels can possibly go: stains on the pavement formed from…

What will you do to help Puget Sound?

May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month. The goal of this month is to raise awareness that Puget Sound is in trouble due to a variety of pollution sources, and to empower residents to make a difference through simple actions…

I Heart Kirkland Trees

Back when I first graduated from college, I led tree-planting projects throughout the Cascade Foothills. Rain or shine, volunteers would bundle up in their rain gear and join me every weekend to trudge through the woods, sometimes sinking up to…