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Tackling Toxics: Helping Joint Base Lewis-McChord replace toxic receipt paper
Ecology worked closely with Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to reduce its use of toxic receipt paper. So far, the base has reduced phenol use on base by 460 pounds per year.
The gaper clams live in the shadows of giants
Nothing says “summer” like digging for clams in Puget Sound, but finding a gaper clam often brings disappointment. Geoduck hunters, don’t despair — the humble gaper is a treasure in its own right.
Cleaning up: An update will help Everett’s Riverfront redevelopment move forward
We're taking comments on a legal agreement amendment for new safeguards at the Everett Landfill Tire Fire site, located in Everett between Interstate 5 and the Snohomish River.
Fecal Matters: 10 beaches in Puget Sound under no-contact advisory
A large number of beaches in the Puget Sound region have high levels of fecal bacteria causing the water to be unsafe for swimming.
Cleaning up: On Bellingham’s waterfront, a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area
We're taking comments on a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area of the Georgia-Pacific West site on the Bellingham waterfront.
Clean Beaches Week:
Clean Beaches Week is held July 1 – 7, a time when beaches are especially vulnerable to more trash. Learn what you can do to help.
Bend, but don’t break: The bamboo worms flex and flourish
Since June encompasses three outdoorsy occasions, let’s get our hands dirty and talk about an incredible group of animals that resemble a truly incredible plant: the bamboo worms.
Ecology extends public comment period for draft net pen guidance
We have extended the deadline for the public to comment on draft state guidance for commercial marine net pens to Aug. 5, 2021.
To prevent dead zones in Puget Sound, communities must tackle nutrient pollution
The Puget Sound Nutrient General Permit is a major milestone in restoring the health of Puget Sound.
Lasting state/industry partnership key to keeping state waters safe from oil spills
Strong partnerships between the state and industry is what prevents oil spills.

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