Metamimicry is a newly-formed environmental nonprofit operating out of Olympia, Washington. We work to serve tribes, non-profits, small governments, and businesses in the Puget Sound region. Our aim is to, whenever possible, utilize pre-existing infrastructure to restore the environment’s ability to remediate soil, water, and air. We pursue funding for our partners primarily through grants, allowing us to research, design, and implement solutions at little to no cost to them. We will work to advance grassroots bioremediation methods through a research-centric approach. Together we support, enhance, and inspire remediation efforts through the incorporation of research and reporting into grassroots remediation projects, improving the long-term sustainability of this work.
We are particularly concerned with stormwater pollutants affecting our native salmon populations, a keystone species both culturally and ecologically. Recent research in the region indicates a tire-chemical responsible for pre-spawn mortality syndrome in Coho salmon during storm events. As concerned citizens and scientists, we have been empowered to bring together our skills and knowledge in water quality, mycology, environmental chemistry, science communication, grant writing, and biomimetic design to find simple solutions to some of the Puget Sound’s most pressing environmental problems.