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Affordable housing and economic stimulus through environmental cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.1 million in grants to four Washington communities to help assess local brownfields.
Keeping the Legacy Pesticide Working Group moving forward
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group is addressing lead and arsenic contamination on historic orchard lands in Central WA. We have transitioned to a small-group format with virtual meetings for now.
Creating a consistent approach for evaluating greenhouse gas impacts
In December 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee directed us to develop consistent, comprehensive standards for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions from major new projects.
Cleaning up: Goodbye gas station, hello housing
The Cheney Super Stop cleanup site, once a service station then city maintenance facility, shows how a contaminated property can be redeveloped into a community asset, housing in this case.
More than 100 years of water management builds sustainable supplies for Washington’s future
The state’s lengthy and colorful history of water law and water use regulations began long before the Department of Ecology was created in 1970.
Around the Sound: Port Gamble nearing finishing line
After years of planning, cleanup, and restoration efforts, we are nearing the final stages of our cleanup work at the Port Gamble Mill property. We invite you to comment on our cleanup plans.
Environmental restoration grants reach across state
For 2020, we are awarding local partners $257,000 in Terry Husseman Account grants to fund seven projects across the state designed to improve water quality to benefit Washington residents.
New investments save dynamic coastal wetland habitat
In 2020, we secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth $5 million to restore nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands in Washington.
Boots on the Ground: WCC AmeriCorps members assist communities during COVID-19 pandemic
When field activities were temporarily suspended in mid-March to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, some of our AmeriCorps members were able to support our state's response to COVID-19.
New law improves capabilities for drought response and preparedness
The new drought law outlines a framework to build long-term drought resiliency, while improving the state’s ability to quickly and effectively respond to drought emergencies.

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