Environment & Energy

Commencement Bay Cleaning Up

Sediment at the bottom of Commencement Bay and its waterways tells the story of their environmental health, and the latest reviews indicate both are improving.

Two reports released Friday cover efforts by the state to reduce pollution in the bay as a whole and by the City of Tacoma in the Thea Foss and Wheeler-Osgood waterways.

 State and local officials presented the data at the new Center for Urban Waters, located on the Foss Waterway and dedicated to helping clean up Puget Sound.