Ecology Blog

Pilot projects designed to curb bank erosion showing success in Chehalis River Basin
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.
Ilwaco’s Bear Ridge Community Forest becomes a reality
With $500,000 from Ecology, and the support of other groups, Ilwaco's drinking water source is now protected for the future.
Saving Washington's salmon from toxic tire dust
After researchers pinpointed the toxic chemical that is killing coho salmon in freshwater, we got to work, alongside several partners, to protect coho salmon.
Let's talk about Black history at Hanford
Join us for our next Let's Talk About Hanford to discuss Black history at the Hanford Site and in Tri-Cities.
King tides showcase future sea level rise
Washington’s 56 cities and counties with marine shorelines are experiencing this winter’s final cycle of king tides. 
Plans for Nooksack adjudication are underway
Plans for water rights adjudication in the Nooksack Basin have raised a lot of questions. We have answers.
Helping state agencies control fish, invasive animals, and insects
We're currently working to issue the new Aquatic and Invasive Species Control general permit.
Fecal Matters: Cormorant Cove and Richey Viewpoint beaches are now open for water recreation, King County
On Jan. 17, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) lifted the closure at both Cormorant Cove and Richey Viewpoint beaches in King County.
Fecal Matters: UPDATE — Cormorant Cove beach closure now includes Richey Viewpoint Park, King County
On Jan. 12, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities posted additional closure signs at Richey Viewpoint Park in King County. The park is located just north of Cormorant Cove beach, also under closure.
Fecal Matters: Cormorant Cove beach is closed to water recreation, King County
On Jan. 10, 2023, Seattle Public Utilities issued a closure at Cormorant Cove beach in King County.

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