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News and blogs

Up to $10.7 million is still available for water banking projects

April 22 blog – Eligibility has expanded for Ecology's Water Banking Pilot Grants, to help public entities and their partners preserve water rights in their basin. Counties are now able to apply are Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Island, and San Juan counties. 

Everyone wins when communities recycle and replace old wood stoves

April 19 blog – The Wood Smoke Reduction Grant supports programs that provide financial incentives for residents to recycle or replace qualifying wood stoves with cleaner burning upgrades and alternatives. 

Preparing Whatcom water users for adjudication

April 19 news release – Ecology has mailed 30,000 post cards to Nooksack area water users to let them know about adjudication.

Up to $10.7 million is still available for water banking projects

April 18 blog – Eligibility has expanded for Ecology's Water Banking Pilot Grants. Five additional counties are now able to apply including Douglas, Franklin, Grant, Island, and San Juan counties. 

Scientists track statewide stream health

April 18 blog – Our researchers study the health of hundreds of rivers and streams across Washington. Our new interactive report summarizes statewide and region by region watershed health trends.

Statewide drought declared due to low snowpack and dry forecast

April 16 news release – Statewide drought declared due to low snowpack and dry forecast

A record year for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in Washington

April 9 blog – Washington's 2023 electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales were more than double the national average, putting us right behind California when it comes to zero-emission vehicle adoption.

Food packaging laws seek to reduce litter and PFAS contamination

April 8 blog – Washington has requirements for disposable and single-use food packaging.

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