Ecology Blog

Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
Learn what’s coming up for the Legacy Pesticides Working Group
We convened the Legacy Pesticides Working Group to help us identify potential approaches to address lead and arsenic contamination of former orchard lands. Learn what the group will be working on.
Help reduce food waste by giving us your best ideas
We are working on a plan to reduce food waste in Washington by 50%, and we would like your help. The public has until May 29 to provide ideas on how to prevent food waste.
It ain’t easy being green…unless you’re a kelp humpback shrimp
Top o’ the morning to you! Take a lesson from the kelp humpback shrimp, who woke up dressed and ready in its Irish best.
Cleaning up: A riverside cleanup just around the bend
We're taking comments on studies of contamination and cleanup alternatives for exterior walls and adjacent soil at the former Anacortes water treatment plant at Mount Vernon.
Is a harmful algae bloom coming to a lake near you?
Spring is when algae blooms can be seen in lakes, some of which are harmful to people, pets, and wildlife. Pay attention to warning and closure signs!
Women in Science: Jenifer Parsons
Jenifer Parsons is at the forefront of Washington’s fight against invasive plants. For the past 26 years, she has monitored aquatic plant populations throughout the state.
Helping communities reduce risks before floods, find solutions in the aftermath
In February, 2020, flooding brought the biggest disaster in decades to Southeast Washington. Learn how we're helping communities recover and improve their resiliency to future floods.
Our role in finding chemicals in Puget Sound
We are contributing National Estuary Program funding in a new partnership with UW Tacoma researchers to learn more about pollution in the Puget Sound.
Cleaning up: First steps to transforming contaminated Bainbridge Island park
The public is invited to comment on an agree order about the cleanup of Blakely Harbor Park on Bainbridge Island.

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