Ecology Blog

Washington is leading the nation in stormwater management
For Ecology’s 50th anniversary, we are celebrating our municipal stormwater permit program – an example of hard work, partnership, and science coming together to make Washington better.
Legacy Pesticides Working Group update
Learn about the progress of the Legacy Pesticide Working Group, which is helping Ecology create a plan to address legacy contamination on former orchard lands in Central Washington.
Cleaning Kendall Yards
A bygone legacy of steam engines. From an abandoned, contaminated site to shops and housing: the cleanup story of the West Spokane Railyard.
Fecal Matters: Discovery Park is open for water contact recreation, King County
Discovery Park is open for water contact recreation, King County
New report details ocean acidification in greater Puget Sound
Puget Sound Partnership's annual Marine Monitoring Report describes the threat of ocean acidification in the Puget Sound area.
Cleaning up: Promising pilot test destroying groundwater contamination in Spokane Valley
Kaiser Aluminum’s Trentwood facility is in the early phases of testing new technology that destroys over 90 percent of PCB contamination in water at their facility in the Spokane Valley.
Fecal Matters: A no-contact advisory for Discovery Park in King County
Public Health Seattle & King County has issued a no water contact advisory at Discovery Park in King County.
Boots on the ground: Members’ service impact spans from Washington to Louisiana
On Oct. 5, nearly 300 AmeriCorps members started a new term in the Washington Conservation Corps (WCC). Activities have even extended to Louisiana through a virtual disaster response assignment.
Fecal Matters: A No-contact Advisory for Port Townsend Bay, Jefferson County
Jefferson County Public Health issued a “No Contact” advisory for the shoreline in Port Townsend from Madison Street to the entrance of the Point Hudson marina from 11/17 to 11/23.
Cleaning up: Fieldwork on Bellingham's busy working waterfront
Contamination testing at Bellingham's central waterfront will set the stage for final cleanup plans.

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