Communities Collaborate to Protect Puget Sound: A 2018-19 Success Story

Note: Posts before 2020 reflect EarthGen’s former name, Washington Green Schools.

“It’s cool because my ideas don’t just go into a grade book. They’re going into something I will be able to see every day.”

– A sophomore at iDEA High School

Tacoma’s iDEA High School received a new living laboratory for studying stormwater on an urban campus, complete with rain gardens and permeable pavement. With support from Washington Green Schools, high school students engaged with local experts, explored water pollution in their community, and practiced engineering design. In WGS’ new Stormwater Stewards program, students learn about green stormwater infrastructure and how to protect Puget Sound.