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A male WCC worker is fitting a respirator on a woman's face; they're all wearing protective clothing.

State sends conservation corps team to support hurricane response efforts in South Carolina

To train how to safely strip and clean out storm-damaged homes, WCC supervisor conducts field training in Washington so crew members know how to fit-test respirators that protect them from toxic mold.
(Oct. 12 news release)

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Ecology approves Pierce County's revised shoreline master program​

Oct. 16 blog – We approved Pierce County’s updated shoreline master program (SMP), the first major revision to the county’s locally-tailored land-use policies and regulations since 1975. The SMP will protect and guide the use of 1,100 miles marine and freshwater shoreline in the county.

Getting the most out of your firewood

Oct. 10 blog – Follow these tips from us to protect your health and air quality before using your wood stove for the season.

Oil companies practice responding to a spill on the Columbia River

Oct. 10 news release – Nine oil companies and their response contractors will practice responding to an oil spill on the Columbia River today near Vancouver and Portland.

Finding common ground for clean water & healthy farms

Oct. 9 blog – Livestock producers, crop growers, shellfish farmers, environmental groups and Ecology are sitting at the table, finding common ground on protecting clean water and supporting a healthy agricultural industry. The Agriculture and Water Quality Advisory Committee met recently to discuss statewide and local issues.

Boots on the ground: How does WCC respond to out-of-state disasters?

Oct. 3 blog – Our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) provides disaster services in Washington and the nation. Find out how these deployments are made and learn more about where our WCC members were deployed during the 2017-18 service year.

Work allowed to proceed at Hanford PUREX Tunnel 2​

Sept. 28 news release –  Ecology grants request to stabilize Hanford PUREX Tunnel 2 with grout.

Environmental review starts for Chehalis River project

Sept. 28 news release – We and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are starting environmental review of the proposed Chehalis River Basin Flood Damage Reduction Project. (versión en Español)

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