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.
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.

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