Ecology Blog

New report details ocean acidification in greater Puget Sound
Puget Sound Partnership's annual Marine Monitoring Report describes the threat of ocean acidification in the Puget Sound area.
Cleaning up: Promising pilot test destroying groundwater contamination in Spokane Valley
Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood facility is in the early phases of testing new technology that destroys over 90 percent of PCB contamination in water at their facility in the Spokane Valley.
Fecal Matters: A no-contact advisory for Discovery Park in King County
Public Health Seattle & King County has issued a no water contact advisory at Discovery Park in King County.
Boots on the ground: Members’ service impact spans from Washington to Louisiana
On Oct. 5, nearly 300 AmeriCorps members started a new term in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC). Activities have even extended to Louisiana through a virtual disaster response assignment.
Fecal Matters: A No-contact Advisory for Port Townsend Bay, Jefferson County
Jefferson County Public Health issued a “No Contact” advisory for the shoreline in Port Townsend from Madison Street to the entrance of the Point Hudson marina from 11/17 to 11/23.
Cleaning up: Fieldwork on Bellingham's busy working waterfront
Contamination testing at Bellingham's central waterfront will set the stage for final cleanup plans.
May the ‘stache be with you – celebrate Movember with the shovelhead worm
This month, let’s pay homage to the most fan-stache-tic of facial adornments (and be mindful of Movember’s mission) with Puget Sound’s mustachioed mud-dweller: the shovelhead worm.
Adjudication in the Nooksack Basin
In 2019, the Legislature asked us to identify areas that were our highest priorities for future adjudications. We identified the Nooksack as one of those.
Washington Coastal Zone Management Program Receives National Award
The Lower Columbia Solutions Group recently won the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association’s Coastal Project of the Year award for work near the mouth of the Columbia River.
PFAS Sampling in Lake Washington
Scientists from our Toxic Studies Unit recently completed the first round of sampling as part of a new PFAS study in Lake Washington and its tributaries.

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