Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Water Safety webpage is full of important information about staying safe in boats, pools, spas, and rivers. There is also a link to receive 25% coupon for lifejackets at Big 5 Sporting Goods stores.

Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Drowning Prevention and Water Safety webpage has resources for parents, children, and teens including fact sheets, videos, safety tips, lists of pools offering swimming lessons, etc. There is also information for drowning prevention professionals including information for how to join the Washington State Drowning Prevention Network, a forum for idea and information exchange. is an excellent resource for learning more about life jacket laws, types of life jackets, how to fit a life jacket and find a life jacket loaner station.

The Seattle YMCA’s Safety Around Water webpage has safety tips, coloring books, parent education.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Otter Spotter webpage is collecting information about otters and other other wildlife carnivore sightings.

King County’s Water and Land Resources Division has scads of information about river ecology such as this poster and this webpage about the value of wood in our rivers. Here’s a video about river shorelines and webpages about shoreline ecology and riverside vegetation


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