ASC Microplastics Adventurer
I don’t know my watershed as well as I thought I did. Although I sit on a local environmental education committee and work on projects for the Puyallup Watershed Initiative, I lack a solid understanding of the route of the river and the wilderness, farms and communities that line its banks.
So I’ve decided to travel the length of the river, from its source on the western flanks of Mount Rainier to its confluence with Puget Sound.
I’ll be taking an up-close look at the Puyallup, from its first drops off the glacier’s edge to the salt waters of the Puget Sound. Traveling with friends via mountain bike, on foot and by canoe, I will explore the health of the river and the changes that this time of low water has brought with it.
A river is the report card for its watershed.
The distance is about 50 miles, and although I don’t yet know the lessons the river will teach me, I expect to come away from this adventure with a greater understanding of this part of my world.
Learn more by watching Ken’s video about the path of the Pullayup River: