After two decades in the same office, the Washington Department of Ecology’s field office in Vancouver, Wash., is moving to a new location within the city.
Ecology is moving to 12121 NE 99th St., Ste. 2100, in northeast Vancouver, and will officially be located there starting May 1. Local clients and permit holders have been notified of the change. Staff phone numbers remain the same.
The new location and office will better meet Ecology’s mission and customer’s needs in the greater Vancouver area by offering updated technology, improved security and storage for field equipment and samples, and faster response to spills.
The office has more space for large spill response equipment and is located closer to freeways, making it easier and faster for crews to respond to spills throughout Southwest Washington and along the Columbia River.
The Vancouver office has 13 employees with broad expertise in water quality, grants, air quality, spill prevention, spill response, and toxics cleanup. They deliver vital services that protect Southwest Washington’s communities and natural resources.
Ecology signed a 10-year lease for the 6,000-square-foot office space with Investors Warranty of America, LLC, The floor plan includes 16 cubicles, a small lab and field gear room, two conference rooms and a small office, and secure parking for emergency response vehicles.