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Padden Creek's daylighting a big win for fish
The city of Bellingham is finishing up the Padden Creek Daylighting project, a $2.8 million effort that re-routed 2,300 feet of the creek from a brick tunnel into a natural stream channel.
We swim the Duwamish!
The swims are part of a campaign to draw attention to efforts both under way and still needed, to restore and protect the river.
How and why we regulate the use of pesticides in water

We explain how we use our water quality standards and permits to regulate the use of aquatic pesticides. When used properly, aquatic pesticides can ;provide benefits to Washington's water.

The right plants and wise water use make for a happy Mother's Day

While we all should regularly practice water conservation, you can pick a gift for mom this year from a wide selection of drought tolerant plants and trees.

News Release: Ecology, shellfish growers cancel pesticide spraying permit
Following discussions over the weekend, Ecology and the Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit.
New oyster permit substantially reduces toxics in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor
We monitor, analyze and plan ways to clean and protect our state's waters. This involves limiting and restricting the ways facilities, farms and others discharge any pollution into our waterways.
Nonpoint pollution: What's the point?
Nonpoint pollution is not just an urban phenomenon, nonpoint pollution is a problem in suburban and rural areas as well.
5 tips for homeowners to prevent stormwater pollution
Here in the Puget Sound, we are exceptionally sensitive to stormwater pollution. But before we get overwhelmed, let's focus on what we do.
Working with wineries to protect Washington’s waters
More wineries in Washington means there is also more winery wastewater. If wastewater is not managed, it can cause problems for the environment and local sewer treatment plants.
Ocean Acidification is real

Let’s be clear. Ocean acidification is real. Determining the causes, impacts, and identifying potential solutions are high priorities for our agency and the state.

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