Central Region

Ecology has four regional offices. The Central region includes Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties.
Ecology has four regional offices. The Central region includes Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties.

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Expedited rulemaking to amend state SEPA rules
We are amending state SEPA rules to increase the exemption levels local governments can incorporate into their policies and procedures for apartments, small houses, and attached homes.
No dioxin found in Lower Yakima Valley groundwater
After two years of testing drinking water wells in the Lower Yakima Valley, Ecology has found no evidence of dioxin contamination. Our results provide reassuring data about drinking water safety.
Wenatchee’s Saddle Rock trail reopens after summer cleanup project
The Saddle Rock trail has been closed since July for cleanup of heavy metal contamination. After completing the project, Ecology and the City of Wenatchee celebrate the trail's grand reopening.
We've seen fire, and we've seen rain...
Goodbye summer smoke — hello cozy winter

A review of the 2022 summer wildfire smoke season and everything you need to know for winter wood stove smoke season.
Join us Nov. 8 and 9 to learn how you might be impacted by lead and arsenic in your soil
We are hosting two public meetings in central Washington on lead and arsenate in former orchard lands.
Let’s get #SmokeReadyTogether June 13-17
Get #SmokeReadyTogether this year and help prevent wildfires with these tips.
Vamos a #PrepararnosparaelHumoJuntos Junio 13-17
Prepárese para #SmokeReadyTogether este año y ayude a prevenir incendios forestales con estos consejos.
Why is this drought so wet?
Higher than normal snowpack and one of the wettest springs in recent memory may lead to questions about the current drought declaration. We have answers.
Environmental restoration grants reach across state
We are awarding nearly $640,000 to fund 15 projects that will significantly improve water quality and the environment statewide.
Columbia Gorge smelter cleanup, redevelopment considered
Cleanup plans taking shape at former Columbia Gorge Aluminum smelter near Goldendale.

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