Ecology Blog

Legacy Pesticide Group Final Report
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group concluded its work and provided recommendations to Ecology about how to address lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands.
Clean & safe water for communities
This summer, scientists plan to sample 170 wells as part of the larger effort to address elevated nitrate in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Northwest Regional Office moving to Shoreline
Our Northwest Regional Office is moving across Lake Washington on May 26, 2021, relocating from Bellevue to Shoreline.
Washington's Wetlands Warrior: one of Ecology's own receives national acclaim
For American Wetlands Month, we are honoring Ecology wetlands manager, Lauren Driscoll, who earned a national award for her body of work.
Oil spill cleanup success hinges on quick response, right equipment
Ecology Spills Program equipment grants open period
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members support COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Our AmeriCorps members are helping the state respond to the coronavirus pandemic through supporting vaccine distribution in Central and Eastern Washington.
Cleaning up: An update to the Landsburg Mine site cleanup plan
We're proposing changes to the cleanup plan for the Landsburg Mine site to enable response, if needed, if monitoring detects 1,4 dioxane above action levels.
How Ecology staff work to include AAPI communities
During Asian Pacific Heritage Month we're going hyper-local. We're celebrating by highlighting our staff’s efforts to make our environmental work more accessible to AAPI communities in Washington.
For American Wetlands Month, updated guidance furthers Washington's 'no net loss' goal
To help celebrate American Wetlands Month, we are providing information about recently updated compensatory wetland mitigation guidance for Washington.
Air Quality Awareness Week 2021
Everyone deserves clean air. Learn what causes air pollution and what each of us can do to protect health and safety.

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