Ecology Blog

Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members conduct water quality surveys with Snoqualmie Tribe
One of our Washington Conservation Corps field crews recently got to head out with the Snoqualmie Tribe’s Environmental and Natural Resources Department to help conduct water quality surveys.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Illahee State Park and Lions Field, Kitsap County
Kitsap Public Health District issued no-contact advisories for Illahee State Park and Lions Field.
Fecal Matters: BEACH Program Update – No contact advisory lifted at eight beaches, two remain under advisory.
July 8, 2021. Routine sampling this week revealed that 8 beaches had lower levels of bacteria and the advisories were lifted. Two beaches remain under advisory and are unsafe for water contact.
Tune in for the (rescheduled) second Let's Talk About Hanford
Join us 5:30 p.m. July 21 for our rescheduled second edition of Let's Talk About Hanford.
Fecal Matters: 10 beaches in Puget Sound under no-contact advisory
A large number of beaches in the Puget Sound region have high levels of fecal bacteria causing the water to be unsafe for swimming.
Cleaning up: On Bellingham’s waterfront, a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area
We're taking comments on a cleanup plan for the Chlor-Alkali Area of the Georgia-Pacific West site on the Bellingham waterfront.
Clean Beaches Week:
Clean Beaches Week is held July 1 – 7, a time when beaches are especially vulnerable to more trash. Learn what you can do to help.
Fecal Matters: No-Contact Advisories for Point Whitney Tidelands Beach, Jefferson County and Carkeek Park Beach, King County.
No-Contact Advisories for Point Whitney Tidelands Beach, Jefferson County and Carkeek Park Beach, King County.
New paper about Contaminants of Emerging Concern in wastewater
New review paper gathers studies about Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs) entering Washington water
Bend, but don’t break: The bamboo worms flex and flourish
Since June encompasses three outdoorsy occasions, let’s get our hands dirty and talk about an incredible group of animals that resemble a truly incredible plant: the bamboo worms.

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