Protecting the Water, Ecology, and Fish and Wildlife Habitats

The health of the Puget Sound and Pacific Ocean is critical to well-being of our state and our Washington coastal communities who depend on it. Futurewise works with coastal communities as they develop plans that will ensure the long-term health of their marine ecosystem and the rivers that flow into it. Our work to protect and restore our coastal and marine habitats will create huge benefits for producing seafood, supporting coastal economies and cultures, and making the coastal ecosystem more resilient and adaptable to climate change.

Improving Shoreline Master Programs

Futurewise works statewide to protect shoreline habitats.

Don't Drip & Drive

Each year, our vehicles release 7 million quarts of motor oil and other petroleum-related products into the Puget Sound watershed. Don’t Drip & Drive is a unique opportunity for drivers to save money on vehicle maintenance while helping protect our waters for future generations.

Shore Friendly - Kitsap

Shore Friendly Kitsap is a partnership of Kitsap County, WSU Extension Kitsap, Washington Sea Grant and Futurewise to assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead.

Waterworks - Algona

Futurewise, in partnership with Home Town Community Services and the City of Algona, will be working with Algona community volunteers as well as teachers within the Auburn School District to create a coordinated set of stormwater pollution reduction education and on-the-ground projects in Algona

Greenlink: Bellingham

Futurewise and agency and community partners worked to set forth a vision and implementable strategies for an integrated network of green spaces throughout Bellingham’s watersheds to provide safe, healthy movement of people, water and wildlife.

Lay of the Land Report & Low‐Impact Development Social Marketing

Futurewise coordinated with stormwater staff from all jurisdictions in King County, as well as development professionals, who provided their insights about the lay of the land of low impact development/green stormwater infrastructure (LID/GSI) and related issues in King County.