Coasters, coffee sleeves, prizes promote 'Puget Sound Starts Here' campaign

Between April 24 and April 30, more than 60 local restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and coffee stands will be using “Puget Sound Starts Here” coasters and coffee sleeves. If you take a photo of yourself with a “Puget Sound Starts Here” coaster or coffee sleeve and post it to the Puget Sound Starts Here Facebook page, you can win cool prizes.

For a list of locations where you can get your coaster or coffee sleeve, visit

April is “Puget Sound Starts Here Month” and this contest is one of many events dedicated to improving water quality in the Puget Sound, local lakes, rivers, and streams. The messaging on the coasters and coffee sleeves highlights simple actions people can take to prevent water pollution. The contest creates a unique, beneficial partnership between a network of local governments, organizations and businesses.

The purchase of coasters and coffee sleeves was funded by a grant. The grant was awarded to Pierce County Public Works and Utilities Surface Water Management division by the Puget Sound Partnership to manage a local effort to support the regional “Puget Sound Starts Here” campaign. The campaign is led by the Puget Sound Partnership, S.T.O.R.M. (Stormwater Outreach for Regional Municipalities) and the Washington Department of Ecology, and it is supported by a coalition of nearly 500 organizations and local governments.

For more information about what you can do to help, go to