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Environmental review completed for imidacloprid

After considering public input and conducting a thorough environmental assessment, the Washington Department of Ecology has completed the final environmental review on a proposal to use the pesticide imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp (Jan. 5 news release)

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Fine issued for unauthorized work in Naches floodway

Richard and Sarah Tamburello of Kennewick have been fined for failing to restore the shoreline and remove the fill material they illegally placed in the Naches River floodway near Nile in Yakima County. (Jan. 18 news release)

Largest-ever Washington Conservation Corps disaster deployment underway

Ecology’s Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is sending more of its members to Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deployment is part of the federal AmeriCorps’ ongoing relief and recovery for areas affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September. (Jan. 10 news release)

Environmental review completed for imidacloprid

After considering public input and conducting a thorough environmental assessment, the Washington Department of Ecology has completed the final environmental review on a proposal to use the pesticide imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp. (Jan. 5 news release)

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