Ecology Blog

Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Port Washington Narrows, Kitsap County
No-contact advisory issued for Port Washington Narrows, Kitsap County
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is open for water contact recreation, King County
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park in King County is open for water contact recreation.
Improving our permit that helps lake managers control aquatic plants and algae
We are looking for feedback on draft updates to the general permit for aquatic plant and algae management.
Cut costs with Ecology's Lean/Green Program
Lean/Green manufacturers have a more streamlined operation with less impact on the environment. Listen to the Lean/Green Program's Hugh O'Neill talk about how it can help a business's bottom line.
Little Spokane River cleanup plan ready for public review
Ecology's draft plan for better water quality in the Little Spokane River is available for comment
50 years of litter pickup and prevention
Maintaining the quality of scenic roads and the health of roadsides and what lies downgrade is a cornerstone of our work and serves as a thermometer to litter control efforts across the state.
Virtual inspections in a socially-distant Washington
Ecology has made some changes in light of COVID-19, but we’re still protecting human health and the environment. In fact, we’re now conducting virtual inspections of our regulated communities.
Next steps in managing water rights
In 2019, the Legislature asked us to identify areas that were our highest priorities for future adjudications. We identified two watersheds in immediate need of adjudication.
History of Manchester Environmental Laboratory
In celebration of Ecology's 50th Anniversary, we take a look at the history of Manchester Environmental Laboratory.
Snuggle up! The common slipper snail gets close for comfort
The first days of fall are here, and nothing makes me want to pile on the cozy layers like the arrival of the rainy season. This month’s critter embodies the fashion motto of 2020: comfort is IN.

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