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Boots on the ground: Washington Conservation Corps through the years
The Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), serves the state through “boots on the ground,” hands-on environmental service. Join us for a look back at WCC through the years.
On the road to a toxic-free future: How close are we after 50 years?
Ecology’s Hazardous Waste program looks back at 50 years working to reduce industrial waste, and looks ahead to what comes next
Saying no to drugs... and spills
History of Ecology's Spills Program's involvement in illegal drug operation cleanups.
Yakima Railroad Area
Over the past 30 years, we've worked to clean up legacy pollution to soils and groundwater, and revitalize businesses along the Yakima Railroad Area Corridor.
31 years of Hanford cleanup
May 15 marks a special anniversary for our Nuclear Waste Program — 31 years of Hanford cleanup under the Tri-Party Agreement.
More than 100 years of water management builds sustainable supplies for Washington’s future
The state’s lengthy and colorful history of water law and water use regulations began long before the Department of Ecology was created in 1970.
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.
Feb. 23, 1970 - A step closer to Ecology's creation
On Feb. 23, 1970, Gov. Dan Evans signed into law a bill creating Washington's new Department of Ecology, set to open July 1 of that year.
Feb. 12, 1970 – a landmark day for environmental protection
On Feb. 12, we're marking the 50th anniversary of the Legislature passing the bill that created the Department of Ecology.