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Fecal Matters: Comment on our proposed list of beaches to monitor in 2020
Weigh in on the proposed 2020 list of beaches to be sampled this summer.
Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
Is a harmful algae bloom coming to a lake near you?
Spring is when algae blooms can be seen in lakes, some of which are harmful to people, pets, and wildlife. Pay attention to warning and closure signs!
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.
Our role in finding chemicals in Puget Sound
We are contributing National Estuary Program funding in a new partnership with UW Tacoma researchers to learn more about pollution in the Puget Sound.
Homeless encampment cleanup will help protect Washington residents from contamination
Gov. Inslee’s proposed budget provides funds for homeless encampment cleanup and support, which protects the environment and people, including those experiencing homelessness.
Working to solve the nutrients problem in Puget Sound
In 2020, we are taking a number of steps to reduce nutrient pollution from humans and clean up Puget Sound.
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is now open to the public, King County
Seattle and King County Public Health have lifted the no-contact advisory to water contact at Saltwater State Park and Washington State Parks have re-opened the park to the public.
$215 million proposed for clean water projects across the state
Ecology is proposing to award $215 million in grants and loans for 89 high-priority clean water projects across the state.
Tackling nitrate contamination
Among our top priorities in Governor Jay Inslee’s 2020 supplemental budget is a request for $378,000 to expand monitoring for nitrates in Lower Yakima Valley private drinking water wells.

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