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VIDEO: Finding solutions for the Chehalis basin

Ecology is currently taking comments on our environmental review of solutions proposed for the Chehalis Basin.

Affordable Clean Water Loans are a lifeline when your septic system fails
There are about a million privately-owned and operated septic systems across Washington and many are at risk of failing due to old age.
At Hanford, the alphabet soup is a real stew
As the newbie communication manager for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program, I've been swimming upstream in an alphabet torrent.
Cleaning Up: Welcome to ‘the Neighborhood’ – Part 2

Last week, we shared the new What's In My Neighborhood mapping tool that allows users to search for polluted properties across Washington. We received a variety of responses via Facebook.

Cleaning Up: Welcome to 'the Neighborhood'!

Our new mapping tool helps you find contaminated sites near your home or work and see where they are in the cleanup process.

Tacoma Smelter Plume: Recap of Tacoma Public Meetings

Last week Ecology held two public meetings on the progress of the Tacoma Smelter Plume project. Over 50 people came out to learn about yard sampling and cleanup in Tacoma neighborhoods.

500+ acres of wetlands conserved this World Wetlands Day!!

World Wetlands Day comes with an extra cause to celebrate this year; we're awarding over $4 million in federal grants to acquire, restore, and protect wetlands.

Rain barrels: I took the do-it-yourself challenge
You can find rain barrels for sale at garden supply centers, hardware stores and building supply chains, or you can order them online.
Water conservation activities for kids
Why not make learning about water conservation enjoyable, for you and your family? The web has a wealth of free learning materials for kids of all ages.
Watch your step: there’s not always solid ground beneath you
It's nice to be outside in this lovely fall weather, unless the ground gives out from under you and you find yourself looking up at those blue skies from the bottom of an abandoned water well.

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