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Cleaning Up: Getting ready to clean up Duwamish Waterway Park

Feb. 3 blog – We invite you to comment on our legal agreement with Seattle Parks and Recreation to clean up Duwamish Waterway Park in Seattle's South Park neighborhood.

Tukwila property owner penalized for oil spill to the Duwamish River

Feb. 2 news –  A Tukwila property owner has been served a $28,000 penalty after allowing oil to leak into the Duwamish River.

It's World Wetlands Day!

Feb. 2 blog – Feb. 2 is World Wetlands Day, and we are celebrating the work our agency has done to support the conservation and restoration of Washington state’s wetlands.

Washington state issues enforcement order against US Army over Yakima Training Center contamination

Feb. 1 news – With contamination threatening drinking water near the training center, Ecology's order requires the Army to address the environmental threat in line with state and federal standards.

Ecology seeks input on connecting Washington to other carbon markets

Jan. 31 news – The Washington Department of Ecology is inviting public feedback about the possibility of connecting the state's new cap-and-invest program to similar carbon-reduction programs in California and Québec. This “linkage” would create a single market with a larger pool of participating emitters, potentially increasing the stability of the emissions market and reducing carbon prices.

Cleaning up: Making progress in downtown Bothell

Jan. 30 blog – Since 2006, we’ve worked with the City of Bothell on contamination cleanup in their downtown. We’ve reached several milestones, including proposing removal of environmental covenants at three sites.

Pilot projects designed to curb bank erosion showing success in Chehalis River Basin

Jan. 27 blog – The Office of Chehalis Basin has invested in projects that have dual flood reduction and ecosystem benefits. We recently completed two riverbank erosion management pilot projects.

Ecology to host webinar, answer questions about Nooksack adjudication

Jan. 26 news release – Ecology is hosting a webinar Jan. 30 to discuss the upcoming Nooksack water-rights adjudication and answer questions.

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