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Litter is a big problem with easy solutions, and small daily choices have a big impact. Learn about our campaign to live litter-free and help others do the same.
The Blue Heron Slough project is restoring 353 acres of Snohomish River estuary habitat, which will benefit Chinook salmon and in turn, aid recovery of southern resident orcas in Puget Sound.
Washington state’s Department of Ecology wants to make its hazardous waste planning fee more equitable by clarifying how it will be calculated.
Learn more about Ecology and the work we do in this short video.
News and blogs
May 26 blog – Planning some time on your boat as summer kicks off? Here’s the last of our water-related reminders: don’t empty your boat’s holding tank into Puget Sound or inland waters.
May 25 news release – Ecology is starting new rulemaking focused on reporting requirements for state agencies that receive and use CCA auction revenues.
May 25 news release – A statement from Laura Watson on the May 25, 2023 Supreme Court Clean Water Act decision.
May 25 blog – Once again, it is time to keep an eye out for harmful algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in Washington lakes and rivers. As the weather heats up, these blooms can happen, especially in late summer and fall.
May 24 blog – This spring and summer 2023, we’re celebrating three of our long-time staff members who are retiring or moving on from Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program.
May 24 blog – Check our safe swimming map for beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.
May 23 blog – We’re signing a legal agreement with a new property owner to investigate and clean up the contamination at the Dawn Food Products site in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, and we’d like your input.
May 22 news release – Ecology issued the certification with conditions so that the project would meet state water quality requirements. This is just one of many approvals needed before the project can be built.
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