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Welcome to our news room. This is where you'll find links to recent news releases, blog stories, pictures and videos, our social media channels, and contact information for our communications team.


Legacy Pesticide Group Final Report

May 14 blog – The Legacy Pesticide Working Group concluded its work and provided recommendations to Ecology about how to address lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands. 

Ecology adopts new watershed plan for Duwamish-Green river basin

May 13 news release – A new plan for the Duwamish-Green watershed lays out priorities to protect fish habitat, while also ensuring sufficient water for rural residents. 

How Ecology staff work to include AAPI communities

May 12 blog – Updated from May 5 During Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we’re sharing stories about our staff’s contributions to include Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in our work. Sam Meng is making a difference in the lives of people by cleaning up polluted sites and translating our communications into Chinese.

Clean & safe water for communities

May 12 blog – This summer, scientists plan to sample 170 wells as part of the larger effort to address elevated nitrate in the Lower Yakima Valley. 

Northwest Regional Office moving to Shoreline

May 12 blog – Our Northwest Regional Office is moving across Lake Washington on May 26, 2021, relocating from Bellevue to Shoreline.

Washington's Wetlands Warrior: one of Ecology's own receives national acclaim

May 11 blog – For American Wetlands Month, we are honoring Ecology wetlands manager, Lauren Driscoll, who earned a national award for her body of work.

Capturing the Walla Walla River Basin’s vision for integrated water management

May 10 news release – For the past 18 months, stakeholders in the Walla Walla River Basin have been working on an integrated approach to manage water in an area that crosses both Washington and Oregon. The draft Walla Walla Water 2050 Strategic Plan is open for comment through May 24, 2021.

Oil spill cleanup success hinges on quick response, right equipment

May 7 blog – Staging emergency response spill equipment around the state saves precious time when something goes wrong. We provide more than $1 million each year in grants to local governments, fire departments, and others to ensure that the equipment to contain and clean up hazardous spills will not be far away. 

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