Ecology Blog

Secure your load: Prevent litter and save lives
National Secure Your Load Day is held annually on June 6th and encourages all drivers to properly secure their loads every time they drive.
Cleaning up: New fieldwork begins on Bellingham waterfront
The process of removing contaminated sediment from part of the I & J Waterway site will safely continue again.
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members help prepare COVID-19 test kits
Washington Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members are helping assemble COVID-19 test kits to support our state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Fecal Matters: Closure to water contact near Les Davis Pier, Pierce County
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued an advisory to avoid water contact near Les Davis Pier along Ruston Way due to a sewage spill. Signs have been posted to warn the public.
Product Replacement Program helps businesses tackle toxics
Last year, Ecology’s Product Replacement Program helped more than 30 dry cleaners transition to safer cleaning methods. Now, we’re determining which toxic chemical we should help replace next.
The solitary pink-mouth hydroid keeps it together (at a distance)
The solitary pink mouth hydroid demonstrates that it might just be possible to embrace togetherness – at a safe distance.
Ecology completes first virtual lab assessment
Coronavirus-related travel restrictions meant many scientists couldn't make it to the labs they accredit. Members of our Laboratory Accreditation Unit adapted by conducting assessments virtually.
31 years of Hanford cleanup
May 15 marks a special anniversary for our Nuclear Waste Program — 31 years of Hanford cleanup under the Tri-Party Agreement.
Cleaning up: North Everett yard make-overs still available
Soil cleanup continues this year in the Everett Smelter Plume site, located in of the city’s north end. We encourage homeowners who have not joined the process to sign up for free soil sampling.
Washington wetlands: where spring wonders await
Honor American Wetlands Month by visiting a wetland near you.

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