Ecology Blog

Ecology has received a new request to use Imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp

We are evaluating an application requesting permission to use the pesticide Imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: River flows above normal

Cooler and wetter conditions set the stage for a favorable supply of freshwater in June 2017.

Washington water law protects your water resources
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Washington's first water law, the foundation for how we manage water resources.
Around the Sound: Ongoing and future restoration, redevelopment, and recreation
Port Gamble Bay on scenic Hood Canal was once home to a saw mill that operated for 142 years. The in-water cleanup and restoration and preservation efforts continue to transform this bay.
Flora or fauna? The tube-dwelling anemone lights up the Sound with its "blooms"
Meet the tube-dwelling anemone, a delicate blossom at the bottom of Puget Sound.
Around the Sound: Port Gamble cleanup is catalyst for habit restoration and preservation efforts
The Port Gamble cleanup is a great example of how cleanups can stimulate habitat restoration and preservation efforts!
Around the Sound: Port Gamble cleanup is a great success!
For 142 years, Port Gamble Bay had a sawmill operated by Pope and Talbott. It closed in 1995. Today, it is the site of the largest creosote-treated piling removal projects in Puget Sound.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: New Dirt Alert Videos!

The Tacoma Smelter Plume project has three new Dirt Alert videos showing simple actions you can take to stay healthy, plus some great gardening and landscaping tips for around the home.

12 million pounds
This summer, Ecology, the Washington State Department of Transportation and the Washington State Patrol are working together to get the word out about litter prevention.
Finding a balanced approach for aquatic plant management
Our draft environmental study reviews eight new chemicals, five alternatives for management, and updates information on other chemicals currently covered under the permits.

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