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Westport seafood plant penalized $222,000 for water quality violations

June 13 news release – Ecology issued a $222,000 penalty to the Pacific Seafood-Westport facility for repeatedly sending polluted wastewater into Half Moon Bay in Westport. 

Ecology helps secure $5.4 million to help build coastal resiliency

June 12 blog – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $122 million to coastal states and territories and National Estuarine Research Reserves. $5.4 million will fund five Washington projects. 

Proposed plan would guide Washington’s efforts to better prepare for and deal with climate impacts

June 11 news release – Working with other state agencies to update Washington’s Climate Resilience Strategy, Ecology has released a draft of that strategy and is seeking public comment on the plan.

Drought update: water supply in the Yakima Basin and what it means for you

June 10 blog – If you live in the Yakima Basin, you already know things are looking hot and dry with the irrigation season well under way. Here’s what else you need to know about the drought and what it means for your water.

It’s #SmokeReadyWeek in the PNW!

June 7 blog – Learn how to prepare for wildfire season and protect yourself from smoke during Smoke Ready Week. 

Buzz into our next Let's Talk About Hanford: Pollinators of Hanford and Southern Central Washington

June 6 blog – In this end-of-spring edition of Let's Talk About Hanford and we're diving into the exciting world of Hanford's pollinators!

New labeling standards will make it easier to determine what packaging is compostable

June 6 blog – New compostable product labeling standards passed by the State Legislature in March 2024 will make it easier for to consumers determine what is and isn't compostable.

Washington campaign reminds motorists that securing their load leads to safer travels for everyone

June 3 news release – Agencias del estado aumenta las patrullas y el alcance en un esfuerzo para reducir la basura y mejorar las medidas de seguridad.

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