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Hold That Smoke: Why We Call Burn Bans
Residential burning is the main source of fine particle air pollution in Washington in winter. Ecology calls burn bans to help protect air quality and the public's health.
National report reinforces importance of Washington’s climate resilience work
The National Climate Assessment is a comprehensive and sobering analysis of the current and future effects of climate change, including the impacts we’re already seeing here in the Northwest.
Camano Island community takes the lead on septic solutions
The Maple Grove Community on Camano Island worked with Ecology and Craft3 to create a solution for their septic issues by the community, for the community.
Stormwater research collaboration leads to cleaner water for all
Ecology has municipal stormwater permits for the state’s populated cities & counties. The permits are aimed at reducing stormwater pollution, so that cleaner stormwater is entering local waterways.
Local partners using $3 million to safeguard critical shoreline areas
We are providing $3 million to help our partners safegurard their local shorelines.
Washington aerospace business earns EPA Region 10 2023 Pollution Prevention Recognition Award
Innovative alternatives to toxic chemicals protect employees, budgets, and the environment.
Native plants take root along Hangman Creek
Hangman Creek sees largest riparian restoration effort in Spokane County’s history.
Cleaning up: Fieldwork continues on Bellingham’s working waterfront
The Central Waterfront site of the Bellingham Bay cleanup is on course for cleanup construction to begin in 2026. This month, we begin a round of fieldwork to fill out the details of the cleanup.
Ecology’s award-winning litter prevention campaign calls for public support
Ecology’s We Keep WA Litter Free campaign uses a social marketing framework to change behaviors that lead to litter. This approach resulted in several awards since the campaign’s launch in 2021.
Food processor saves production cost with Ecology pollution prevention grant
Ecology's toxics reduction experts are working with the J.M. Smucker Company to evaluate cleaning systems at one of Smucker’s leading fruit processing facilities in Grandview, Wash.