Northwest Region

Ecology has four regional offices. The Northwest region includes Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.
Ecology has four regional offices. The Northwest region includes Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties.

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Cleaning Up: Getting ready to clean up Duwamish Waterway Park
We invite you to comment on our legal agreement with Seattle Parks and Recreation to clean up Duwamish Waterway Park in Seattle's South Park neighborhood.
Cleaning up: Making progress in downtown Bothell
Since 2006, we’ve worked with the City of Bothell on contamination cleanup in their downtown. We’ve reached several milestones, including proposing removal of environmental covenants at three sites.
Plans for Nooksack adjudication are underway
Plans for water rights adjudication in the Nooksack Basin have raised a lot of questions. We have answers.
Expedited rulemaking to amend state SEPA rules
We are amending state SEPA rules to increase the exemption levels local governments can incorporate into their policies and procedures for apartments, small houses, and attached homes.
Highlighting the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
We're putting the spotlight on our Padilla Bay Reserve and its stewardship of estuarine ecosystems in the Puget Sound region.
Cleaning up: Skykomish cleanup moving forward
We invite you to provide comments on the town of Skykomish cleanup documents and attend an online public meeting on Nov. 28, 2022.
We've seen fire, and we've seen rain...
Goodbye summer smoke — hello cozy winter

A review of the 2022 summer wildfire smoke season and everything you need to know for winter wood stove smoke season.
Reducing flood risks in our communities
Modern flood management strives to restore a floodplain’s natural flood capacity, protecting lives and homes while also benefiting fish and wildlife. Several state and federal grant programs can help.
Construction underway at Swift Creek
Whatcom County Public Works is constructing sediment traps to remove asbestos from Swift Creek.
Cleaning up: In-water cleanup moving forward at Seattle’s iconic Gas Works Park
Cleanup of Gas Works Park in Seattle is moving forward. We invite you to comment on two environmental cleanup documents and attend a public meeting.

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