Ecology Blog

The right plants and wise water use make for a happy Mother's Day

While we all should regularly practice water conservation, you can pick a gift for mom this year from a wide selection of drought tolerant plants and trees.

News Release: Ecology, shellfish growers cancel pesticide spraying permit
Following discussions over the weekend, Ecology and the Willapa-Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association have agreed to cancel a recently issued permit.
New oyster permit substantially reduces toxics in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor
We monitor, analyze and plan ways to clean and protect our state's waters. This involves limiting and restricting the ways facilities, farms and others discharge any pollution into our waterways.
Nonpoint pollution: What's the point?
Nonpoint pollution is not just an urban phenomenon, nonpoint pollution is a problem in suburban and rural areas as well.
Bog savers receive Ecology’s Environmental Excellence Award

Earth Day 2015 is a fitting day to honor two people who led a grassroots effort to protect a rare example of bog and fen wetland that has become increasingly rare in Western Washington;.

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.

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