Geocache Answer 1

1. Fort Ward State Park

Moderately Difficult. Avoid high tides. Some climbing over or maneuvering around logs may be
required. Wear shoes with good traction, and be mindful of slippery rocks.

Lat. N47 35 19.65 (N47 35.328)
Long. W122 31 53.96 (W122 31.899)

Latitude: How does a sea anemone catch its food?
19. Sea anemones have tentacles that sting other animals that brush against them. The sting paralyzes the animal, and the sea anemone pulls the stunned animal into its mouth and eats it. If you find an anemone on the beach, you can touch it because the sting won`t hurt you, but it might feel a little sticky. It`s very easy for you to hurt a sea anemone, though, so touch it gently!

Longitude: What can you can do in your home and yard to help prevent toxic stormwater runoff that pollutes Puget Sound?
53. All of the above. Stormwater runoff is unfiltered water that reaches streams, lakes, sounds, and oceans by means of flowing across impervious surfaces. Every time it rains, millions of gallons of toxic run off our streets, driveways, lawns and rooftops into Puget Sound, our lakes, and rivers. The Puget Sound Basin contains thirty percent of Washington roads and streets, or 50,300 miles. This represents thousands of acres of impervious pavement that keeps rain from infiltrating the ground; instead, it all runs off quickly, carrying toxic pollutants adding up to billions of gallons of stormwater runoff from roadways each year.

More tips:
Clean up pet wastes. Runoff can carry wastes into lakes and streams. Dispose of them in your trash or flush them down the toilet (unless you have a septic system).

Drain hot tubs and swimming pools away from waterways and storm sewers. Chlorinated water is deadly to fish and aquatic life, and should be drained onto the ground or into domestic sewers.

If you have an on-site septic system, maintain it properly. Runoff from failing systems can contaminate beaches, making shellfish inedible. It can also cause nearby waters to be unhealthy for wading or swimming.

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