Ecology Blog

Boots on the ground: Increasing equity in Washington Conservation Corps projects
This past fall, our Washington Conservation Corps began an Environmental Justice pilot program that aims to support overburdened communities through our environmental projects.
New plan to address bacteria in Whatcom Creek Watershed
Water quality monitoring shows that fecal bacteria are polluting the Whatcom Creek watershed. We've developed a draft plan to get to clean water.
Anderson Landfill update: no evidence of contaminated drinking water
Recent data confirms that nearby drinking water and on-site gas emissions do not pose immediate environmental health risks to the public. This is a follow-up to our last update about the landfill.
Electric trucks to join state’s clean transportation future
A federal EPA waiver granted in April 2023 means Washington can move forward with plans for zero-emission requirements for new medium- and heavy-duty trucks and clean the air.
West Point Treatment Plant water quality permit up for review
We're updating the West Point Treatment Plant water quality permit with new requirements to better protect Puget Sound.
Environmental Restoration Grants open for 2023
Ecology accepting grant applications for restoration projects.
Meaningful Momentum: CCA Updates for March 2023
Find out how the first cap-and-invest auction went and what other new big projects are underway!
The Maddux pilot project
Watch our new video about The Maddux pilot project, where our Toxics Cleanup Program staff talk about cleaning up contaminated sites for affordable housing in Seattle’s Mount Baker neighborhood.
What you need to know about dust storms in Washington
Dust storms can occur in Central and Eastern Washington every spring through fall. Here are some quick tips to help keep you safe.
Spokane River is getting cleaner with local task force’s help
A recent report shows success in reducing PCBs in the Spokane River watershed.

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