What's New

Happy New Year to All - Raise a Glass to our Salmon!


The City of Seattle introduces the Seattle Hazard Explorer, earthquakes, landslides and more...

2015 Weather Year in Review: Seattle smashes all-time hottest year records

Combatting South King County’s Food Desert - highlights grants from our King Conservation District partners

The Chinook want to be heard: Northwest tribe continues recognition fight

Orca calf found dead near Tofino - Update: Not related to the Puget Sound Resident Orcas

Positive disruption: Puget Sound’s best civic tech projects of 2015

Two boats sink in fire at Seattle's Harbor Island marina

County awards $104,500 to Federal Way for Town Square Park

Orca breaching

We must take action now for a healthy Puget Sound

Black Diamond and Maple Valley to receive grant funding for area water quality projects

Environmental Science Center - Getting kids outside to discover the natural world at the water's edge

Even whales and dolphins can't escape our din


Thank you to all of the jurisdictions who participated in the 2015 WRIA 9 Implementation survey, the survey was made possible by a generous grant from the King County Flood Control District, thank you!

No Child Left Inside Grant Program - The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide under-served students with quality opportunities to experience the natural world.


Walker Preserve Ivy Removal
Remove ivy and other invasive plants to allow native plants to grow and thrive along Walker Creek. This forested area provides habitat for salmon. Much work has already been done, but some patches of ivy remain.

Did you know?

Green the Green
The short film Green the Green has been viewed over 2000 times; take another look!

Chinook salmon (also known as king salmon) are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. In WRIA 9, citizens, scientists, businesses, environmental and community organizations, and local, state and federal governments are cooperating on protection and restoration projects and have developed a science-based plan to conserve salmon today and for future generations. Funding for the salmon conservation plan is provided by 17 local governments in the watershed.

Thank you for helping make our Watershed “Fit for a King!”