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Invasive Species
Despite its beautiful appearance, flowering rush is an invasive weed that threatens waterways throughout the state
Washington is leading the nation in stormwater management
For Ecology’s 50th anniversary, we are celebrating our municipal stormwater permit program – an example of hard work, partnership, and science coming together to make Washington better.
Cleaning Kendall Yards
A bygone legacy of steam engines. From an abandoned, contaminated site to shops and housing: the cleanup story of the West Spokane Railyard.
50 years of litter pickup and prevention
Maintaining the quality of scenic roads and the health of roadsides and what lies downgrade is a cornerstone of our work and serves as a thermometer to litter control efforts across the state.
Ready for summer!
Halfway through this year of pandemic and upheaval, summer brings much to do — and appreciate.
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.
Helping communities reduce risks before floods, find solutions in the aftermath
In February, 2020, flooding brought the biggest disaster in decades to Southeast Washington. Learn how we're helping communities recover and improve their resiliency to future floods.
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.
Crews safely remove, detonate dangerous chemical device

Homeowner finds poisonous theft deterrent in old safe. Ecology takes the chemicals and detonates them for safety. 

How could our Brownfields program help your community?

Old gas stations and shuttered industrial facilities can sit empty, possibly contaminated, for years. Our Brownfields Program can help put them back to use, like it did in Palouse. 

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