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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.
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.
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.
Cleaning up: A riverside cleanup just around the bend
We're taking comments on studies of contamination and cleanup alternatives for exterior walls and adjacent soil at the former Anacortes water treatment plant at Mount Vernon.
Cleaning up: First steps to transforming contaminated Bainbridge Island park
The public is invited to comment on an agree order about the cleanup of Blakely Harbor Park on Bainbridge Island.
Feb. 23, 1970 - A step closer to Ecology's creation
On Feb. 23, 1970, Gov. Dan Evans signed into law a bill creating Washington's new Department of Ecology, set to open July 1 of that year.
Tacoma Smelter Plume
In 2020, we plan on replacing soil in 58 yards in the Yard Program service area. In January we started on a group of six yards and three childcares.
Feb. 12, 1970 – a landmark day for environmental protection
On Feb. 12, we're marking the 50th anniversary of the Legislature passing the bill that created the Department of Ecology.
From crashes to drug labs: A look inside Ecology's Spill Response Program
Ecology's Spills Program responds to spill emergencies, inspects chemical storage facilities, and cleans up a range of contaminated sites across Washington. Responder Sam Hunn gives us an inside look.

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