Ecology Blog

It’s time to talk about poop on the beach
Heading to the beach soon? Check our safe swimming map and help us keep beaches safe this summer.
Why is this drought so wet?
Higher than normal snowpack and one of the wettest springs in recent memory may lead to questions about the current drought declaration. We have answers.
We’re on the move: Launching the next Safer Products for Washington phase
We’re gearing up to develop rules for the first Safer Products for Washington cycle, and we hope you will continue to be involved.
Meaningful Momentum: CCA updates for May 2022
On May 17, 2022, we proposed rule language for Chapter 173-446 WAC, which establishes the mechanics of the cap-and-invest program. Learn more about this major milestone and other CCA updates!
New report details pollutant sources for Hangman (Latah) Creek Watershed
To further understand water quality issues in the Hangman Creek Watershed, we performed a pollutant source assessment in 2018. The results of the study are now available.
Dam scary words for un-scary dam conditions
Terms like "high hazard" and "poor condition" might sound a little scary when talking about dams. Here's what the terms really mean.
Public input sought for Low Carbon Energy Siting Study
We have been working with businesses and local leaders to draft recommendations on how green energy projects can be implemented more efficiently. Now we want to hear from you.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for the north end of Liberty Bay due to sewage spill, Kitsap County
No-contact advisory issued for the north end of Liberty Bay due to sewage spill, Kitsap County.
Fecal Matters: No-contact advisory issued for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to sewage spill, Kitsap County
On 5/13/2022, the Kitsap Public Health District issued a no-contact health advisory for Dyes Inlet and Port Washington Narrows due to a sewage spill.
Learn about compliance in the next Let's Talk About Hanford
Learn about what goes into inspections, compliance, and enforcement at one of the most contaminated nuclear sites in the world in the next Let's Talk About Hanford.

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