Ecology Blog

Cleaning up: Two-thirds of Pasco Landfill hazardous drums dug up!
Cleanup contractors finished removing approximately two-thirds of the hazardous waste drums buried in Pasco Landfill’s Zone A.
Fecal Matters: Brackett's Landing is now open for water recreation, Snohomish County
The Snohomish Health District reopened Brackett's landing for water recreation.
Ecology focuses on salmon recovery, protecting state waters, and climate resilience in 2022 legislative session
Washington’s environment is worth protecting, preserving, and restoring. We’re hopeful for the potential to advance our environmental protection in the 2022 legislative session.
Fecal Matters: Health advisory issued for Wing Point Area due to sewage spill, Kitsap County
A health advisory issued for Wing Point Area due to sewage spill in Kitsap County
"Everyday chemicals” found at the bottom of Puget Sound
Our Marine Sediment Monitoring Team spent almost a decade sampling the muck under Puget Sound to measure chemical contaminants. Here's what they found.
Fecal Matters: Health advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage overflow, Kitsap County
Health advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage overflow, Kitsap County.
Ecology acquires federal grants to protect 237 acres of coastal wetlands
We've helped secure nearly $3.4 million in National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants to protect 237 acres of coastal wetland habitat in Island, Jefferson, and Mason counties.
Ecology seeking contacts for statewide wetland mapping inventory project
We're starting a statewide survey to inventory wetland maps and mapping efforts in Washington.
30 Years of Toxics Reduction and Pollution Prevention
As of 2021, Ecology's Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction Program has been working on pollution prevention for over 30 years.
Boots on the ground: Greater sagebrush habitat for greater sage-grouse
Hear first-hand from AmeriCorps member Finn Maunder about his experience restoring sagebrush habitat as part of a WCC field crew.

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