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Legal victory holds Canadian company accountable for polluti

The town of Northport on the Columbia River is near theCanadian border and has been contaminated by toxic releasesfrom the Teck Metals smelter in...
15-06-2019 16:04

Pursuing clean water for the Spokane River

Ecology opens rulemaking to tackle PCBsA little over a year ago, our blog addressed water quality issues in the Spokane River. While the same challeng...
13-06-2019 16:04

Watching the Water

Some Yakima Basin irrigators\' water rationed, some shut offStream temperatures affecting fish throughout Central WA, north and southThe water supply ...
12-06-2019 16:03

Olympic Peninsula classified as being in severe drought by f

Forecasts are heading in the wrong directionThe current drought outlook for the Olympic Peninsula just took another step in the wrong direction. In th...
07-06-2019 16:04

Recycle Right: How empty is empty enough" How clean is

In Washington, solid waste is managed on a local level. What this means for recycling is that the material accepted into a local recycling system vari...
05-06-2019 16:03

Water curtailments for the Chehalis River basin

Notice applies to outdoor water use only?mostly irrigationThe curtailment notice affects junior water right holders in the Chehalis River basin.We hav...
31-05-2019 16:03

Enhancing and preserving wetlands large and small making cri

Washington Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members team up to plant native trees and shrubs throughout 9-acre wetland restoration site in the city of Mo...
30-05-2019 16:03

Women in Science: Arati Kaza

Arati pre-processing children\'s toys for metals and phthalates.ARATI\'S JOB AT ECOLOGYArati Kaza is our quality assurance officer. She reviews pro...
29-05-2019 16:03

Fecal Matters: Pomeroy Park is open for water recreation, Ki

BEACH Program Update Kitsap Public Health District lifted the no-contact advisory at Pomeroy Park in Manchester. Analysis of water samples gathered o...
27-05-2019 16:04

Citizen science at Washington beaches

Volunteers, tribes, counties and our staff are hitting the beaches this summer. Not to swim and play ? but to make sure it?s safe for you to use th...
24-05-2019 16:04

Fecal Matters: Water contact advisory issued for Pomeroy Par

Kitsap Public Health District issued an advisory to avoid water contact at Pomeroy Park-Manchester Beach Park. This advisory is due to high levels of ...
24-05-2019 16:04

Central and Eastern Washington: Prepare for dust storm seaso

Every spring through fall, residents in Central and Eastern Washington are faced with the threat of dust storms. Dry conditions allow strong winds to ...
11-05-2019 16:04

Kicking off American Wetlands Month by securing $4.5 million

Skookum Valley wetland acquisition site in Mason County. We secured a $564,000 federal grant to help our Squaxin Island Tribe partner acquire, restore...
10-05-2019 16:04

Ecology taking action to support orca and salmon recovery

Rulemaking could boost survival of salmon in Snake and Columbia riversThere are many efforts happening to help support orca and salmon recovery in Was...
09-05-2019 16:04

Brownfields Funding and Training Opportunities

We are encouraging Washingtonians to apply for two opportunities offered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).Environmental Workforce Dev...
08-05-2019 16:04

Ecology seeks comments on draft general permit for industria

Attend one of the six workshops around the stateWhen rain or snow melt run off surfaces such as rooftops, paved streets, highways, and parking lots, w...
02-05-2019 16:04

Hanford?s PUREX tunnels: It?s time for the next chapter

Hanford?s PUREX Tunnel 2 no longer poses a threat of collapse. Congratulations to the U.S. Department of Energy for quickly and safely completing its ...
01-05-2019 16:03

Recognize your #OrcaHero during Puget Sound Starts Here Mont

Do you know a person or group who deserves recognition for helping prevent stormwater pollution"Give them their time to shine as an #OrcaHero by posti...
01-05-2019 16:03

Sustainable Recycling Act of 2019 marks next chapter in Wash

New measure will foster innovation, help residents recycle right Gov. Jay Inslee signed the Sustainable Recycling Act into law on Monday, April 29.If...
30-04-2019 16:04

Monitoring air quality in Washington

Did you know that April 29-May 3 is Air Quality Awareness Week" There\'s not much in this world that is more important than having clean air to breat...
29-04-2019 16:03

Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority earns national floodpla

?????In 2014, the Flood Authority helped a construct a new berm around the settling ponds at the Montesano wastewater treatment plan. During the maj...
27-04-2019 16:03

Our sediment monitoring team contributes to the Smithsonian?

Eyes Under Puget Sound????? ?????It\'s alive!???? These beautiful specimens were photographed live in our lab. Clockwise from top left: Pista brevibr...
26-04-2019 16:04

Women in Science: Sheelagh McCarthy

The full interview with Sheelagh McCarthyWhat do you do at Ecology"I work as a surface water quality scientist and modeler in Ecology?s Environmental ...
25-04-2019 01:17

Women in Science: Brandee Era-Miller

The full interview with Brandee Era-MillerWhat do you do at Ecology"I am a natural resource scientist and have been with Ecology?s Environmental Asses...
25-04-2019 01:17

Video highlights Washington's innovative cleanup law

Toxic control act turns 30!We\'re celebrating 30 years of cleaning up Washington under our environmental cleanup law ? the Model Toxics Control Act. ...
25-04-2019 01:17

Boots on the ground: Empowering leaders through environmenta

Climate in Washington matters. Ahead of Earth Day, our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is sharing how our AmeriCorps members are helping prepare f...
25-04-2019 01:17

Puget Sound Nutrient Watch: What we're learning from other s

Nutrient management from coast to coastAcross the country, many states are dealing with similar environmental issues. This month, thanks to funding fr...
25-04-2019 01:17

Fecal Matters: 2019 beach list open for public comment

public comments through May 3, 2019, on the proposed list of beaches to be tested.More about BEACHLearn about program updates, education, high bact...
25-04-2019 01:17

Washington?s recycling database gets a remodel

So, you?re waking up from winter hibernation, and spring cleaning has left you with some outdated items to toss out" Give those old odds and ends new ...
25-04-2019 01:17

Walking our talk on greenhouse gas emissions

At the Washington Department of Ecology, we believe that every day should be Earth Day. We also believe that sustainability begins at home. We are con...
25-04-2019 01:17

Reclaimed water in Sammamish Valley to benefit community

A new reclaimed water permit reminds us to use the right water for the right useAll water on earth is recycled, thanks to nature. Several sewage treat...
25-04-2019 01:17

Recent rain welcome bonus for water supply

Still not enough to make up for shortfall in North Central Washington2015 drought photo perspective We?ve seen some wet weather across the state in th...
25-04-2019 01:17

Register soon: Brownfields Conference room rate ending April

If you?re interested in learning about cleaning up and redeveloping properties with suspected or known contamination, please join us for the FREE Was...
25-04-2019 01:17

Cleaning up: It?s about turf in two Everett parks

We?re pulling up sod in two northeast Everett parks and will plant new turf when we?re done. The project started this month on three acres of Wiggums ...
25-04-2019 01:17

A breath of fresh air

Ralph Pruitt, the superintendent of the tiny Skamania School District in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, is pretty pleased with his new bus. Th...
25-04-2019 01:17

We oppose federal proposal to redefine 'waters of the United

Salmon leaping from the water at Port of Tacoma\'s Upper Clear Creek wetland mitigation site. Washington\'s streams and wetlands offer important habit...
25-04-2019 01:17

Boots on the ground: Restoring habitat through partnerships

On Earth Day 2019, Washington Conservation Corps is thrilled to highlight nearly two decades of close partnership with City of Bellingham. The City be...
25-04-2019 01:17

After 40 years, Acquavella adjudication is coming to close

Court date set to confirm all surface water rights in Yakima River BasinCanyon view of Yakima River - Photo by Tom TebbThe upcoming May 9, 2019, ?wate...
25-04-2019 01:17

Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Program

Work on Vashon-Maury Island moves ahead If you live in the North end of Tacoma or the southern tip of Vashon-Maury Island, you have likely heard about...
25-04-2019 01:17

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