Ecology Blog

WCC members serve local communities through AmeriCorps program

Sprague and Yakima city officials and the state Military Department requested help battling flood waters in the town of Sprague on March 17, and WCC was able to respond the next day.

We're over the moon for the moon snail
With its easily recognizable shell (the largest found on Puget Sound beaches), we are certainly over the moon for this month's critter: the Moon Snail.
Commercial net pen aquaculture planning meeting March 23
You are invited to attend the next planning meeting for updating the Recommendations for Managing Commercial Net Pen Aquaculture in Washington's straits and estuaries.
The voucher sheet project
A voucher sheet is a document that contains descriptions and photos of a species. We create these to identify the critters we monitor and to help other scientists doing similar work.
Even on the 'dry side' we can have healthy streamsides
Riparian restoration experts face many challenges including poor seedling survival, slow tree growth, disconnected floodplains, livestock damage, and competition from noxious weeds.
A day in the life of a WCC AmeriCorps member

Learn what a Washington Conservation Corps position is like from current AmeriCorps member Steven Quick.

Be still, my heart (urchin)!
Unlike most sea urchins, which are round, heart urchins appear heart-shaped, elongate with a small depression at one end for the mouth.
Updated vessel study helps Washington prepare for (and prevent) oil spills

We have completed a year-long effort updating the 2010 vessel traffic risk assessment. The new risk assessment is an in-depth look at ship traffic through Puget Sound

$4.7M in federal grants conserve our biggest set of wetlands yet!

Happy World Wetlands Day! We're excited to announce that over 2,500 acres of wetlands will be conserved through this year’s National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grant awards.

Clean water funding continues to support local communities

This year, we’re proposing $188 million in financial assistance for 165 high-priority clean-water projects.

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