Ecology Blog

Cleaning up: Two South Lake Union cleanups to make room for commercial space and affordable housing
The public is invited to comment on cleanup plans for two South Lake Union cleanup sites.
What's bugging Puget Sound benthos?
Ecology’s Marine Sediment Monitoring Team tracks the health of the sediments and invertebrates at the bottom of Puget Sound. They've been on the decline for decades – what could be contributing?
New standard paves way for more clean vehicles
New rules taking effect in 2024 will make more electric vehicles available to Washington buyers.
Dark got you down? Shine a little light with the lamp shells
It's that special time of year when we feel like we dwell in darkness 24 hours a day. Let’s shed a little light on the gloom with this month’s critter group: the lamp shells.
$84,000 to 20 waste reduction projects
Through the Waste Not Washington program, we awarded more than $84,000 to 20 waste reduction projects.
You can help make products safer from toxics
Did you know there are thousands of chemicals in consumer products that scientists never tested for potential harms? The good news is our Safer Products for WA program is doing something about it.
Snowpack & Washington water supplies
Washington makes investments in water programs to address changes in snowpack and the impacts of climate change on water availability.
Pilot program to fund local water banks
A new grant program will provide money for local water banks.
Floodplains by Design grants available
Every year countless homes, structures, and businesses across Washington are inundated by floodwaters. We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2025 FbD grant program.
Washington’s roadmap to addressing PFAS
PFAS have been in the news a lot lately. These harmful chemicals are widely used in commercial and consumer products. Thankfully, Washington now has a roadmap to address the problem.

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