SoundCitizen, a program founded by UW oceanographer Rick Keil, will become part of the Center for Urban Waters at UW Tacoma under the directorship of the PSI’s Joel Baker.
SoundCitizen is “a community-based water sample network in the Puget Sound region, focusing on scientific investigations of the chemical links between urban settings and aquatic systems. The network studies fun compounds (cooking spices) and serious ones (emerging pollutants).” Read more about SoundCitizen in national media such as MSNBC.com and National Geographic.
Scientists: Holiday spices impact Puget Sound -Tests of treated sewage in Seattle area find spike in cinnamon, vanilla (MSNBC.com)
Cocaine, Spices, Hormones Found in Drinking Water (National Geographic)
SoundCitizen plans to move its offices to UW Tacoma between December and January. Read more at the SoundCitizen website.