Ecology Blog

Eyes Under Puget Sound: Life is stressful at the bottom of Bellingham Bay

The communities of small invertebrates, also known as benthos, living in the sand and mud at the bottom of Bellingham Bay are showing signs of stress.

Grab your camera and snap a King Tide

The Washington King Tides Initiative needs your help documenting King Tides along Washington’s shores. Share your photos on washington.kingtides.net and the Flickr group.

Great water, natural resource projects on the horizon for Yakima River Basin
Projects OK'd for the Yakima River Basin aren't idling with the onslaught of winter. In fact they've sprinted out of the gate and are picking up speed.
Cleaning up: Northlake Ship Yard
Two barges will pass through the locks and arrive in Lake Union in Seattle to get set to remove contaminated mud from Lake Union's bottom.
Clean water on agricultural lands: The facts about Ecology’s watershed evaluation program
An important part of our work is to find and control sources of pollution that don't come out of an industrial pipe.
Around the Sound: Work Underway at the Rayonier Mill Cleanup Site
You may have noticed more activity recently at the Rayonier Mill cleanup site in Port Angeles.
Stories about Getting to Clean Water: A Pullman Partnership: Not Wishy-Washy about Preventing Stormwater Pollution
Pullman sought a solution that would allow car washes to continue without dirty water entering nearby streams.
Voices For The Yakima Basin: "The Future We Want"
We asked Michael Garrity of American Rivers and Trout Unlimited's Lisa Pelly to share their thoughts about the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
Stories about Getting to Clean Water: Stormwater Sleuths Solve the Mystery of the Putrid Pipe - Pullman’s hunt for the elusive, illicit discharge
The illicit stormwater discharge often lurks out of sight under a city's buildings and streets. The challenge for cities is to locate and eliminate this pollution source.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: Yard cleanup program comment period starts today
Some yards in Ruston, west Tacoma, and south Vashon-Maury Island could have high levels of arsenic and lead from the former Asarco smelter in Tacoma.

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