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Money available for forest and farm land improvements in Spokane River watershed
Livestock producers, dry-land farmers, and forestry operations are encouraged to apply for financial and technical assistance to adopt conservation practices to protect and restore their property.
Affordable Clean Water Loans are a lifeline when your septic system fails
There are about a million privately-owned and operated septic systems across Washington and many are at risk of failing due to old age.
Water quality declining in Whatcom County – but work is underway
Water contaminated with fecal coliform can make people sick. It's a serious public health issue. It also threatens an important shellfish industry
Innovative agreement highlights practices that are good for farms and the environment
More than 40 farms representing 110,000 acres in Eastern Washington are in line to become among the first Farmed Smart certified agriculture operations in the Northwest.
New report compiles information about Washington’s groundwater health
A new report called the Washington Nitrate Prioritization Project identifies groundwater areas in the state that are most vulnerable to nitrate contamination.
Beaver reintroduction a watershed success
In the fall of 2014, with the help of staff and volunteers. Kent released three beaver pairs in three separate streams in Black Canyon.
Lots of thoughtful feedback received as we update the CAFO permit
We appreciate that so many citizens, producers, groups and organizations took their time to give us thoughtful comments on the permit we're updating for concentrated animal feeding operations.
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.

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