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Padden Creek's daylighting a big win for fish
The city of Bellingham is finishing up the Padden Creek Daylighting project, a $2.8 million effort that re-routed 2,300 feet of the creek from a brick tunnel into a natural stream channel.
Everett Smelter’s Lowlands area moves two steps closer to cleanup
Ecology has taken key steps towards identifying possible cleanup methods in the industrial east side of the Everett Smelter Site.
Eyes Over Puget Sound: Fall arrives with hordes of jellyfish

Fall 2015 is here, but our September Eyes Over Puget Sound flight showed us that Puget Sound is still at record-high water temperatures. We saw large groups, or "smacks" of jellyfish.

We swim the Duwamish!
The swims are part of a campaign to draw attention to efforts both under way and still needed, to restore and protect the river.
Mercury waning: Online oversight reduces sales of devices containing toxic metal
Mercury is a neurotoxin that Washington banned in 2003. To ensure retailers don't sell mercury-containing items to Washingtonians, our product testing staff buys and tests products for compliance.
Our WCC crews support wildfire response statewide

Raging wildfires across Central and Eastern Washington have kept firefighters busy across the state, including some of our own Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews.

Cleaning up: Bacteria to the rescue? A pilot study may tell us

We are overseeing a study by Boeing at its Boeing Auburn site to see if a new process using bacteria could be effective at cleaning up contaminated groundwater

WCC Fish Response: Crews help fish battle the drought
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) called on our AmeriCorps members to complete critical fish passage projects through the Governor's Drought Relief funding package.
Grounded at Ocean Shores: Ecology’s response to the Tamara

Details on the grounding and recovery of the fishing vessel Tamara. 

Bellingham community comes together to celebrate environmental cleanup
This summer, the Bellingham community is getting a little bit closer to having a revitalized waterfront.

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