Ecology Blog

Eye on (water) supply
As we transition into the dry time of year, some people may worry about drought. Here's what you need to know.
Pump Out, Don’t Dump Out - Help protect Puget Sound!
The Pump Out, Don't Dump Out campaign reminds boaters that Puget Sound is a No Discharge Zone and encourages them to pump out their boat sewage.
The soon to be "not-so-swift" Swift Creek
Ecology and Whatcom County are collaborating on the Swift Creek flood control and sediment management project with construction starting soon.
El que pronto no será tan “swift” Swift Creek
El Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington y el Departamento de Obras Públicas del Condado de Whatcom están colaborando en el proyecto de control de inundaciones y manejo de sedimentos.
Legacy Pesticide Group Final Report
The Legacy Pesticide Working Group concluded its work and provided recommendations to Ecology about how to address lead and arsenic contamination on former orchard lands.
Clean & safe water for communities
This summer, scientists plan to sample 170 wells as part of the larger effort to address elevated nitrate in the Lower Yakima Valley.
Northwest Regional Office moving to Shoreline
Our Northwest Regional Office is moving across Lake Washington on May 26, 2021, relocating from Bellevue to Shoreline.
Washington's Wetlands Warrior: one of Ecology's own receives national acclaim
For American Wetlands Month, we are honoring Ecology wetlands manager, Lauren Driscoll, who earned a national award for her body of work.
Oil spill cleanup success hinges on quick response, right equipment
Ecology Spills Program equipment grants open period
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members support COVID-19 vaccine distribution
Our AmeriCorps members are helping the state respond to the coronavirus pandemic through supporting vaccine distribution in Central and Eastern Washington.

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