Our waters are unique. In Commencement Bay, you can find port operations, deep open water, and many of the Pacific Northwest’s iconic animals. Such a complex and diverse area requires equally diverse strategies to protect our waters and community. As the only environmental organization with a patrol vessel in the South Sound, Citizens for a Healthy Bay has the unique ability to safeguard local waters and quickly tackle pollution that would have otherwise gone unnoticed or unchecked. We patrol our waters multiple times a week to identify, prevent, and report pollution.
Citizens for a Health Bay’s Bay Patrol Program contracts with the City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma, who help us provide services to the local community to help keep our waters clean.