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Citizen scientists help Ecology monitor the environment
Every day we work closely with fellow Washingtonians to monitor and study our shared environment. Here are just a few examples of how we partner with citizen scientists throughout the state.
The arrow worms: Part worm, part fish, part…tiger?
Let’s get “straight to the point”: the arrow worm is “right on target” to be named one of the strangest creatures roaming Puget Sound.
Marine Waters Unit has unique opportunities for WCC applicants
Ecology's Marine Monitoring Unit offers unique opportunities for the right Washington Conservation Corps candidate. Current intern, Tyler Ransier, describes his experiences for potential applicants.
Here comes the sun! The golden petal worm shines like the rays of the spring sun
This month’s critter has a set of flowery petals that shine through the dark waters of Puget Sound like the golden rays of the sun.
Secure your load: Prevent litter and save lives
National Secure Your Load Day is held annually on June 6th and encourages all drivers to properly secure their loads every time they drive.
Cleaning up: New fieldwork begins on Bellingham waterfront
The process of removing contaminated sediment from part of the I & J Waterway site will safely continue again.
The solitary pink-mouth hydroid keeps it together (at a distance)
The solitary pink mouth hydroid demonstrates that it might just be possible to embrace togetherness – at a safe distance.
Affordable housing and economic stimulus through environmental cleanup
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2.1 million in grants to four Washington communities to help assess local brownfields.
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.

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