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Update to general permit that helps remove noxious weeds

We’re looking for feedback on this limited permit for clam growers in Willapa Bay. (Sept. 18 blog)

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Water contact advisory issued for Dakwas Beach Park in Clallam County

Sept. 18 blog – The Makah Beach Program issued a water contact health advisory for Dakwas Park Beach in Clallam County. This advisory was issued due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Update to general permit that helps remove noxious weeds​

Sept. 18 blog – We’re looking for feedback on this limited permit for clam growers in Willapa Bay.

Fall drawdown at Lake Osoyoos commences​

Sept. 14 news release – Lake Osoyoos is being drawn down for the winter, which means increased flows to the Okanogan River this week.

Looking upriver: What's next for the Walla Walla watershed?​

Sept. 13 blog – In October, stakeholders from Washington and Oregon will focus and build on the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership pilot program to create a long-term water strategy for the Walla Walla Basin.

Boots on the ground: Serving in the Shenandoah

Sept. 13 blog – First-person account of a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) team's experience with a disaster response deployment to Iowa to help communities affected by severe flooding in spring 2019.

How woody debris becomes orca food

Sept. 12 blog – How does putting logs and other woody debris in a stream in Central Washington help killer whales? These improvements create healthy habitat upstream for Chinook salmon, the preferred food of Southern Resident orcas. 

Cleaning up: Bellingham community active in Waterfront cleanup outreach

Sept. 9 blog – Stroll along the Bellingham waterfront today and you’ll see changes – a new public park with an award-winning restored beach, a restored Granary Building, and a new downtown city block complete with new roads, sidewalks, and bike paths.

After the dam: Using nature’s blueprint to rebuild a stream

Sept. 5 blog – Guided by nature – and some engineering – a remote Northeast Washington creek is getting its groove back after more than a century following removal of Mill Pond Dam.

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