Jan. 24 blog – How do you build light rail and widen a freeway along the edge of a well-managed former municipal waste landfill? Very carefully! And, with plenty of cooperation among public agencies. We’re working to do exactly that along I-5 in Kent.
Jan. 24 blog – Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Port Washington Narrows and Sinclair Inlet in effect through January 29th. This is due to an approximately 82,400 gallon sewage spill from Bremerton Public Works. Signs were posted at public access points and the public is advised to avoid contact with the water in those areas.
Jan. 23 blog – From packing food bags to painting affordable housing units, our Washington Conservation Corps members spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day serving their local communities across the state.
Jan. 22 blog – Seattle and King County Health lifted the no-contact advisory to water contact at Saltwater State Park. Last month, heavy rains caused a sewage spill near the park. Recent water samples show that bacteria levels have dropped to safe levels.
Jan. 21 blog – Many of the products we use on a daily basis contain toxic chemicals that escape into homes and the environment when they're used and disposed. We’ve released a draft report that identifies nine consumer products for further evaluation.
Jan. 21 news release – We and Whatcom County are halting our joint environmental review of the proposed Green Apple renewable fuel facility near Ferndale. The company has announced it no longer plans to proceed with the project.
Jan. 21 blog – We are proposing to award $215 million in grants and loans for clean water projects.
Jan. 17 blog – One of our top priorities this legislative session is to expand monitoring for nitrate contamination in drinking water in the Lower Yakima Valley. Gov. Jay Inslee’s budget includes $378,000 to monitor 170 wells in the area where human activities contribute to high levels of nitrate in the groundwater.