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Dust buster: A plan to manage dust in and near Wallula

We work in partnership with local government, industry, and the agricultural community to reduce windblown dust in the Tri-Cities area. We're seeking comments on a new plan to keep the air clean. (Aug. 16 blog)

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New career opportunities with the Wastewater Operator-in-Training Program​

Aug. 19 blog – New career opportunities are now available for wastewater treatment plant operators through our Operator-in-Training program. Treatment plants clean up wastewater before it goes into rivers, lakes, streams, and Puget Sound.

Dakwas Park in Neah Bay under water-contact advisory

Aug. 16 blog – The Makah Beach Program detected high levels of fecal bacteria at Dakwas beach. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water.

Dust buster: A plan to manage dust in and near Wallula

Aug. 16 news release – We're almost finished with a plan to reduce dust pollution in the Wallula area. We're looking for public review and comments.

Yakima adjudication update: moving forward with water right certificates

Aug. 15 blog – Since May 9 when Yakima Superior Court entered the final decree for the state’s longest adjudication of surface water rights in the Yakima River Basin, we've been working through the approximately 2,500 water rights for the tributary watersheds​.

Initial site survey work on Port Angeles dock, shoreline to begin late August

Aug. 12 news release – Field survey work is taking place for future restoration efforts at the dock and shoreline area leased by Rayonier Advanced Materials in Port Angeles. 

Shoreline penalty resolved on Palmer Lake​

Aug. 12 news release – Ecology and a British Columbia couple agreed to a settlement that reduces their penalty for violating regulations designed to protect shorelines. As part of the settlement, the Newmarches will undertake environmental enhancements along Palmer Lake in Okanogan County.

Herb Beck Marina beach under no-contact advisory

Aug. 9 blog – High levels of fecal bacteria have been detected in the water. Jefferson County is warning people to avoid contact with the water until bacteria levels have dropped.

New app shows softer side of Puget Sound

Aug. 8 blog – We developed a new online tool that shows examples of Puget Sound beaches where shoreline armoring was replaced with more environmentally friendly solutions. 


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