Earth Day 2018

Every day is Earth Day at Ecology! As Washington's environmental protection agency, we work in partnership with business, local and tribal governments, other state and federal agencies, scientists, and residents to protect and restore land, air, and water. 

For Earth Day 2018, we're sharing with you some highlights of the work we do, and invite you to join us in celebrating this beautiful place we call home. 

Video message from Ecology director, Maia Bellon (view full screen)

Sullivan Lake in Pend Oreille County

Every day is Earth Day!

Promoting electronics E-Cycling

E-Cycle Washington is a free program to help you recycle broken, obsolete or worn-out electronics. Find a recycling location near you.

Tracking lake health 

We have a clearinghouse for information on lake monitoring and protection across Washington. Find out more about the health of your local lakes.

Monitoring outdoor dust

We monitor air quality to make sure it meets national standards. We also monitor weather conditions and dust storms. You can see how healthy the air is that you're breathing.

Cleaning up toxic sites

There are more than 12,500 contaminated sites across the state. Find out how we're cleaning up and restoring habitat and residential areas, and spurring economic development.

Preventing spills

We work with many partners across the state to prevent water pollution from oil and hazardous spills. Learn more about our spill prevention work.

Reporting spills

We make it easy for you to report oil and hazardous material spills to land and water, whether you are the one who spilled or the one who found it. See how you can report spills so that we can quickly address it and reduce harm to the environment.

Conserving water

We offer tips for conserving water in your home and yard. Wise water use is easy and will help you save energy and money. Read about what you can do to conserve water.

Working together to protect Puget Sound

We work with many partners to restore, protect, and preserve the health of Puget Sound. See the many ways you can do your part to protect Puget Sound, as well as other Washington waters

Protecting groundwater at Hanford

We monitor and treat the groundwater under the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Learn more about our progress in cleaning up one of the most contaminated sites in the nation.

Restoring the Chehalis Basin 

We are working with state and local partners to restore critical aquatic habitat in the Chehalis Basin, an area prone to severe flooding. Learn more about these efforts.

Come work with us!

We offer many opportunities for you to help us protect Washington's land, air, and water. Take a look at our current job openings and see if there's a good fit for your skills and talents. We also hire for the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) and the Ecology Youth Corps (EYC).