Ecology Blog

Legacy Pesticides Working Group update
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group is still working to find solutions to lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands. Find out the latest.
It's Wildfire Season:
Wildfire season is almost here. Learn how to get #SmokeReady2020 and protect yourself and your family from the health effects of wildfire smoke.
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.
Safer Choice: Because you shouldn’t need a PhD to know what’s safe
You shouldn’t need a PhD in toxicology to buy cleaning products. But long, confusing ingredient lists on common household products leave most consumers wondering what is safe to use in their homes.
Secure your load: Prevent litter and save lives
National Secure Your Load Day is held annually on June 6th and encourages all drivers to properly secure their loads every time they drive.
Cleaning up: New fieldwork begins on Bellingham waterfront
The process of removing contaminated sediment from part of the I & J Waterway site will safely continue again.
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members help prepare COVID-19 test kits
Washington Conservation Corps AmeriCorps members are helping assemble COVID-19 test kits to support our state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Fecal Matters: Closure to water contact near Les Davis Pier, Pierce County
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has issued an advisory to avoid water contact near Les Davis Pier along Ruston Way due to a sewage spill. Signs have been posted to warn the public.
Product Replacement Program helps businesses tackle toxics
Last year, Ecology’s Product Replacement Program helped more than 30 dry cleaners transition to safer cleaning methods. Now, we’re determining which toxic chemical we should help replace next.
The solitary pink-mouth hydroid keeps it together (at a distance)
The solitary pink mouth hydroid demonstrates that it might just be possible to embrace togetherness – at a safe distance.

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