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Eleven agencies and organizations call on Pres. Biden to increase Hanford funding 

Aug. 10 news release – The states of Washington and Oregon, and a coalition of organizations, joined together to send a letter to President Joe Biden Tuesday calling for increased funding at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. 

No-contact advisory issued for Larrabee State Park/Wildcat Cove, Whatcom County

Aug. 5 blog – The Whatcom County Health Department issued an advisory at Larrabee State Park/Wildcat Cove in Whatcom County. This advisory is due to high bacteria results during routine sampling. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until further notice.

No-contact advisory issued for Silverdale Waterfront Park and Lions Field Park, Kitsap County

Aug. 5 blog – The Kitsap Public Health District issued an advisory at Silverdale Waterfront Park and Lions Field Park in Kitsap County. This advisory is due to high bacteria results during routine sampling. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water in the affected area until further notice.

Environmental penalties issued for the 2nd quarter of 2022

Aug. 4 news release – Summary of environmental penalties issued in the second quarter of 2022. We issued $631,000 in penalties of $1,000 or more from April through June 2022

New videos highlight the need to keep Skagit Valley streams wild and cool

Aug. 3 blog – Cold streams are crucial to protecting salmon and the wildlife that depend on them, including orcas. To help raise awareness of Skagit Valley’s warming waters, we’ve created four educational videos.

How to replace hazardous lights in Washington schools

Aug. 3 blog – By filling out an application and verifying that it meets the criteria, Reardan High School recently qualified for up to $10,000 to remove, dispose of, and replace 30 old light ballasts.

Cormorant Cove beach is now open to water recreation, King County

Aug. 3 blog – Seattle Public Utilities lifted the closure at Cormorant Cove beach in King County. Water sample results show there is no longer a public health risk. The park is now open for water contact recreation.

Rising temperatures will shift timing of water availability, amplifying vulnerabilities in Columbia River Basin over next 20 years

Aug. 1 news release – Anticipated future shifts in water supply and water demands will combine to create potential vulnerabilities related to water availability across many areas of Eastern Washington.

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