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Cleaning up: An affordable housing milestone
A pair of street corners in Southeast Seattle may not look like much right now, but they're already a first-of-its-kind cleanup site for Ecology.
Cleanup: The slow slide into Swift Creek

The Sumas Mountain landslide is a slow slide that has clogged and flooded Swift Creek for decades. A few years ago it was found to contain naturally-occurring asbestos and metals.

State adds airboat to its oil spill response toolbox
State of Washington's purchases airboat to use in sensitive coastal areas.
Bellingham community active in Waterfront cleanup outreach

Walking tours of a cleanup-site help the Bellingham community get involved in the transformation of the central waterfront.

Tacoma Smelter Plume Yard Program

Through our Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program, we're cleaning up and replacing soil in 14 yards and a community park in the southern end of Vashon-Maury Island.

Cleaning up: It’s about turf in two Everett parks

We’re pulling up sod and replacing soil in two northeast Everett parks. Toxic metals and other particles from the Everett Smelter contaminated the grounds.

Investing in communities to turn blighted properties into affordable housing

Ecology is funding projects in six cities to help clean up contaminated properties – and help with the housing crisis.

Cleaning up: Taking it to the streets in Everett

We’re cleaning up a major intersection in Everett where part of a smelter that produced lead and arsenic once stood.

Commemorate World Wetlands Day by hiking Renton's Springbrook Creek Trail

On World Wetlands Day, we highlight the importance of conserving and using wetlands wisely, especially in urban areas.

Turning on the pumps

Last week, the Bertrand Watershed Improvement District turned on pumps that will put more water into the creek during the late summer/early fall low-flow season.

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