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Smoky siege
A look back at the record-breaking wildfire smoke that hit Washington in September 2020.
Bi-state partnership boosts understanding of Walla Walla River basin
Ecology is working with Oregon Water Resources and USGS on a comprehensive study of groundwater in the Walla Walla River Basin. This solid science will help inform future policy in the region.
Our 5 most popular science reports
Our scientists publish about 100 scientific documents every year. The five most popular range from studies using the Salish Sea Model to instructions for gaining lab accreditation.
Life’s a beach for the false sandcastle worm
With its beachy name and sandy dwelling, the false sandcastle worm is the quintessential beach bum.
What a difference a year makes
“All in all, water conditions are looking pretty good around the state,” said Jeff Marti, Ecology’s water resources planner
Citizen scientists help Ecology monitor the environment
Every day we work closely with fellow Washingtonians to monitor and study our shared environment. Here are just a few examples of how we partner with citizen scientists throughout the state.
The arrow worms: Part worm, part fish, part…tiger?
Let’s get “straight to the point”: the arrow worm is “right on target” to be named one of the strangest creatures roaming Puget Sound.
Marine Waters Unit has unique opportunities for WCC applicants
Ecology's Marine Monitoring Unit offers unique opportunities for the right Washington Conservation Corps candidate. Current intern, Tyler Ransier, describes his experiences for potential applicants.
Community concern inspires research to expand consumer product categories
This month, the Safer Products for WA program submitted our list of eleven consumer products in a report to the Legislature.
Here comes the sun! The golden petal worm shines like the rays of the spring sun
This month’s critter has a set of flowery petals that shine through the dark waters of Puget Sound like the golden rays of the sun.

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