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Poulsbo Cleans up a Lot on Liberty Bay

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14-10-007January 2014
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Author(s) Nolan, Joan
Description Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound in Washington State, is an important waterway that supports shellfish harvesting. The city of Poulsbo, located at the top of Liberty Bay, has a parking located right next to the bay which is used by those visiting Poulsbo’s downtown shopping and fishing area. Samples of stormwater flowing off of the parking lot and directly in to Liberty Bay showed large pollutant concentrations. A total maximum daily load (TMDL) project set targets to help clean up the water. With the help of an Ecology grant the city was able to install stormwater tools to reduce the amount of pollution entering Liberty bay from Anderson Parkway parking lot runoff, and beautify the downtown corridor in the process.
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