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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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.
Calling all volunteers! Help your community recover from an oil spill and volunteer your vessel
We are looking for volunteers to help in the event of a large oil spill.
Tackling Toxics: Aerospace company boosts production while reducing environmental impact
Production Plating Industries, an aerospace product finishing company in Mukilteo, redesigned the floorplan in their plating area to increase production and enhance their customer base.
Cleaning up: Two Lower Duwamish sites move forward with cleanup
This fall, we have two sites near the Lower Duwamish Waterway that are reaching different stages of the cleanup process, and we’re asking for your input.
Tackling Toxics: Romac Industries reworks production line to reduce dangerous waste
Romac Industries surface-finishes stainless steel parts. Unfortunately, this process generates about 32 tons of waste annually. That’s when they called Ecology’s Lean/Green program.
Blue Heron Slough to provide critical habitat to salmon
The Blue Heron Slough project is restoring 353 acres of Snohomish River estuary habitat, which will benefit Chinook salmon and in turn, aid recovery of southern resident orcas in Puget Sound.
New videos highlight the need to keep Skagit Valley streams wild and cool
Cold streams are crucial to protecting salmon and the wildlife that depend on them, including orcas. To help raise awareness of Skagit Valley’s warming waters, we’ve created four educational videos.
Two sites in King County move forward on environmental cleanup for affordable housing
Two cleanup sites in King County slated for redevelopment into affordable housing are both reaching key cleanup milestones this summer, and we’re inviting the public to comment.