Ecology Blog

5 tips for homeowners to prevent stormwater pollution
Here in the Puget Sound, we are exceptionally sensitive to stormwater pollution. But before we get overwhelmed, let's focus on what we do.
WCC's Grays Harbor experience

After severe flooding in January, Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) member Ian and his crew deployed to help the people of Hoquiam recover. Read about his experience first-hand.

Around the Sound: Custom work earns kudos
The stunning transformation of a toxic old mill site in Anacortes is getting some well-deserved attention, and not just from community members.
Working with wineries to protect Washington’s waters
More wineries in Washington means there is also more winery wastewater. If wastewater is not managed, it can cause problems for the environment and local sewer treatment plants.
Cleaning Up: How dredging is cleaning up Ridgefield’s Lake River
This year, Ecology and the Port of Ridgefield have been using advanced cleanup techniques to remove pollution at the Pacific WoodTreating cleanup site.
King Tides: A glimpse into tomorrow, a photo challenge today

Information to provide your photos of King Tides along Washington's shorelines.

Greetings from Detroit: Scenes from the life of our WCC crew helping Michigan communities recover homes

Record flooding hit Detroit on Aug. 11, 2014, leaving many residents with damaged homes. AmeriCorps called on crews for help, including our own WCC.

Let's talk science: Elements of fire suppression at Pasco Landfill
Since June, contractors have taken several measures to extinguish a fire in a localized portion of the Pasco Sanitary Landfill in Franklin County.
Hablemos ciencia: Elementos para extinguir un fuego
Desde junio, contratistas han estado tomando varias medidas para extinguir un fuego localizado en una sección pequeña del Relleno Sanitario de Pasco en el Condado de Franklin.
Setting the record straight on ocean acidification

The Washington Policy Center got the facts wrong, as did media outlets that repeated the story. We do not disagree with Gov. Jay Inslee on ocean acidification, and we have reason to be concerned.

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