Ecology Blog

Highlighting the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
We're putting the spotlight on our Padilla Bay Reserve and its stewardship of estuarine ecosystems in the Puget Sound region.
Progress on the Voluntary Clean Water Guidance for Agriculture
We have more agriculture guidance chapters drafted for public review. This guidance will help protect water quality.
Behind the scenes at the Nuclear Waste Program
We are spotlighting the team that oversees cleanup of the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.
Cleaning up: Skykomish cleanup moving forward
We invite you to provide comments on the town of Skykomish cleanup documents and attend an online public meeting on Nov. 28, 2022.
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.
Sprague Lake water level study set to begin
We're partnering with Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to help identify flood risk solutions for Sprague Lake.
Stream team volunteers making a difference in the Chehalis River Basin
Our Lewis County Stream Team partners are engaged in volunteer projects that help restore aquatic habitat and reduce damage from floods in the Chehalis River Basin.
Native American Heritage Month
Sharing stories about our work and the people who carry it out builds connections within our agency and the communities we serve. Our staff share their stories for Native American Heritage Month. 
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.
Fecal Matters: Health risks after heavy rainfall
Beachgoers need to be aware of the potential health risks associated with large rains and take precaution when visiting a beach.

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