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It’s Air Quality Awareness Week:
May 4-8 is the 14th annual Air Quality Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Better Air, Better Health.”
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.
Stuck at home? Get cozy like the tunicate amphipod
Meet the tunicate amphipod, a critter that embraces the comforts of home like no other.
Earth Day at home – celebrate what makes Washington great (and our birthday!)
Washington's beauty is timeless, and personal choices to protect that beauty must be renewed every day.
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.
Get prepared now for dust storms
Central and Eastern Washington should take these steps to prepare for dust storms every spring through fall.
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.

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