Ecology Blog

Citizen scientists help Ecology monitor the environment
Every day we work closely with fellow Washingtonians to monitor and study our shared environment. Here are just a few examples of how we partner with citizen scientists throughout the state.
Siete pasos para disminuir la propagación de COVID-19 en su casa o negocio
Para preservar su seguridad mientras desinfecta su hogar o negocio, siga estos pasos.
Boots on the Ground: Taking chances on 'Coho' crew
AmeriCorps member Emily Atkins shares a first-hand account of what it is like to serve on a Washington Conservation Corps restoration field crew.
Saying no to drugs... and spills
History of Ecology's Spills Program's involvement in illegal drug operation cleanups.
$332,000 Cooke Aquaculture penalty supports habitat restoration in Skagit County and statewide
Salmon will have better habitat in Skagit county with help from a $332,000 penalty settlement with Cooke Aquaculture after the collapse of its floating pen near Cypress Island in 2017.
Counting every drop in the Yakima Basin
A main goal of the water conservation element of the Yakima Integrated Plan is to modernize agricultural water systems to reduce waste from leaks, seepage, and inefficient delivery methods.
Fecal Matters:
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department has lifted the no water contact advisory near Les Davis Pier along Ruston Way.
The arrow worms: Part worm, part fish, part…tiger?
Let’s get “straight to the point”: the arrow worm is “right on target” to be named one of the strangest creatures roaming Puget Sound.
Marine Waters Unit has unique opportunities for WCC applicants
Ecology's Marine Monitoring Unit offers unique opportunities for the right Washington Conservation Corps candidate. Current intern, Tyler Ransier, describes his experiences for potential applicants.
Ready for summer!
Halfway through this year of pandemic and upheaval, summer brings much to do — and appreciate.

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