Ecology Blog

Meaningful Momentum: CCA updates for May 2022
On May 17, 2022, we proposed rule language for Chapter 173-446 WAC, which establishes the mechanics of the cap-and-invest program. Learn more about this major milestone and other CCA updates!
New report details pollutant sources for Hangman (Latah) Creek Watershed
To further understand water quality issues in the Hangman Creek Watershed, we performed a pollutant source assessment in 2018. The results of the study are now available.
Dam scary words for un-scary dam conditions
Terms like "high hazard" and "poor condition" might sound a little scary when talking about dams. Here's what the terms really mean.
Public input sought for Low Carbon Energy Siting Study
We have been working with businesses and local leaders to draft recommendations on how green energy projects can be implemented more efficiently. Now we want to hear from you.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for the north end of Liberty Bay due to sewage spill, Kitsap County
No-contact advisory issued for the north end of Liberty Bay due to sewage spill, Kitsap County.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage spill, Kitsap County
On 5/13/2022, the Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to a sewage spill.
Learn about compliance in the next Let's Talk About Hanford
Learn about what goes into inspections, compliance, and enforcement at one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the world in the next Let's Talk About Hanford.
Colville River Valley community helps make wood stove turn-in a success
Thanks to our woodstove reduction program, 141 old wood stoves were decommissioned at the Stevens County Landfill on Sunday, May 24, 2022.
“Who wouldn’t love this?”
Spend a day with a Washington Conservation Corps crew as they clear trails on Tiger Mountain, near Issaquah, WA
Environmental restoration grants reach across state
We are awarding nearly $640,000 to fund 15 projects that will significantly improve water quality and the environment statewide.

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