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Puget Sound officially a No Discharge Zone

Under the historic new rule, vessels are prohibited from releasing any sewage (blackwater), treated or untreated, within Puget Sound. This will help protect shellfish and people. 

Eyes Under Puget Sound: Critter of the Month — The Brittle Stars
The brittle stars truly are in a class all their own.
Ecology opposes federal proposal to allow offshore drilling on Washington’s coast

Ecology Director Bellon submitted a letter to the U.S. Interior Secretary opposing a federal proposal to allow offshore oil and natural gas leasing on WA's outer continental shelf.

Even tiny pollution makes a big problem for water quality

Looking for feedback on tools to address pollution in the Spokane River. 

Recently passed capital budget unlocks 2018 funds to support clean water

Funding released for fiscal year 2018 after passing the capital budget. 

La Niña winter update

Winter Storm Oliver not only was significant nationally, it brought an impressive snowfall to the Washington Cascades.

Progress on the persistent problem of PCBs

PCBs were banned over 40 years ago, yet they still linger. Washington is making progress toward getting PCBs out of the environment

Eyes Under Puget Sound: Critter of the Month — The Sea Mouse
The sea mouse may be brown and fuzzy, but that is about all it shares with its mammalian namesake. Believe it or not, the sea mouse is actually a marine segmented worm, or polychaete.
Everett area could get nearly $4 million for habitat restoration

A proposed settlement could provide nearly $4 million to fund restoration sites in Port Gardner Bay and the Snohomish River that were damaged by industrial pollution.

Boots on the ground: Two deployments, two different roles

A WCC AmeriCorps member reflects on serving in both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for 30-days at a time, assisting communities after Hurricane Maria.

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