Funding supports jobs and clean water in Washington's communities

We are proposing to award nearly $154 million in financial assistance for 69 high-priority clean-water projects across the state.

Is this a typical La Nina year?

We’re keeping an eye on La Niña conditions and how the water year will stack up.

Going nuts over the peanut worms
Peanut worms belong to the phylum Sipuncula, meaning "little tube or siphon." They can retract their bodies into a tubular trunk like a balled up pair of socks.
Triple Creek Project: Human-built 'beaver dams' restore streams
Human-built beaver dams can restore streams.
Boots on the ground: Home from U.S. Virgin Islands with memento and more

A WCC AmeriCorps member shares a memorable story from serving in the U.S. Virgin Islands, assisting communities after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

New Ecology guidance helps protect cleanup sites from climate change impacts
Addressing climate change is a critical challenge for Washington state and a priority for Ecology. In response to our changing climate, we have created new guidance for cleaning up toxic sites.
Ecology denies petition to begin rulemaking to establish nutrient wasteload allocations for a Puget Sound TMDL
Ecology received a rule petition from Northwest Environmental Advocates for us to engage in rulemaking to place wasteload allocations in a rule for an official water cleanup plan.
New website makes it easier to find state and federal funding

The new is a clearing house for water quality and salmon project funding.

What the shell? The tusk shells are in a class all their own
Tusk shells belong to the Class Scaphopoda, meaning boat foot. In contrast to a real elephant's ivory tusk, a scaphopod's conical shell is open on both ends.
Protecting the great Columbia River

We recently completed a report on Columbia River vessel traffic that will help us respond to spills on the Columbia alongside our partners. 

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