Sightline Author

Lisa Stiffler

Lisa Stiffler: Journalism fellow, writes about pressing issues in the Northwest, like polluted stormwater that runs into Puget Sound, or harmful BPA in baby products. Before joining the Sightline team, Stiffler was a reporter at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for ten years, most of them spent covering environmental issues. Email: lisa [at] sightline [dot] org.

Lisa's Posts

Which Way to Clean Industrial Stormwater?

The EPA promotes penalties to reach industrial stormwater compliance. Others call for cajoling.

Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules

Stringent regs withstand a challenge by Puget Sound cities and counties.

America’s Best Stormwater Monitoring?

Washington's monitoring program promises to be smart and effective.

What Ever Happened to the Stormwater Rules?

Puget Sound stormwater permits have been tied up in legal challenges—but a ruling is coming soon.

The Little Red Wagon Stormwater Solution

Northwest leaders share their strategies for getting rain garden support.

Checklist for a Healthy Rain Garden

Here's how to keep your rain gardens absorbent and attractive.

Rain Gardens, the Glamour Issue

Check out the new well-illustrated rain garden guidebook for the Northwest.

It’s the Soil, Stupid

"Recipes" for rain garden soil mixes are hugely important and widely variable.

Redmond’s Rain Garden Challenge

When rain gardens release too much pollution, engineers go back to the drawing board.

The Real Story of Puget Sound’s Disappearing Herring

Rumors about local herring abound. Here's the scoop from the scientists.