Ecology Blog

Boots on the ground: Members clean, pack, and plant to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Every year, our Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) members make Martin Luther King Jr. Day a “day on” rather than a “day off.” Let's take a look at some projects our members arranged this year!
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Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members embark on environmental projects statewide
Join us for a tour across the state to learn about a few of our AmeriCorps members' environmental accomplishments so far this year.
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Crews safely remove, detonate dangerous chemical device

Homeowner finds poisonous theft deterrent in old safe. Ecology takes the chemicals and detonates them for safety. 

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Protecting Puget Sound’s No Discharge Zone

We are continuing to implement the NDZ to protect Puget Sound while the court case proceeds. 

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Ecology adopts rule to strengthen railroads’ oil spill response efforts

Ecology has adopted a new rule to strengthen railroads’ oil spill response efforts.

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Let it snow!

More than half of the state's water supply starts out as snowpack, which is why it's important to keep an eye on it—not just for ski conditions, but as part of drought monitoring.

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We can't effectively regulate Hanford cleanup without access to key information from U.S. Department of Energy

We've issued a Director's Determination, giving the U.S. Department of Energy 30 days to meet our information requirements.

Boots on the Ground: Salmon carcasses make a splash in Chiwawa River

AmeriCorps member Kevin Wooldridge reflects on his first WCC project: adding salmon carcasses into the Chiwawa River along with his crew!

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Updating fresh water rules to protect salmon spawning

We are starting conversations about rule changes to help salmon spawning habitat. 

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Despite challenges, recycling is still the right thing to do – for the environment and the economy

As the nation prepares to celebrate America Recycles Day on Nov. 15, remember the environmental and economic value that recycling brings, and see available online resources.


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