Ecology Blog

Clean water on agricultural lands: The facts about Ecology’s watershed evaluation program
An important part of our work is to find and control sources of pollution that don't come out of an industrial pipe.
Around the Sound: Work Underway at the Rayonier Mill Cleanup Site
You may have noticed more activity recently at the Rayonier Mill cleanup site in Port Angeles.
Stories about Getting to Clean Water: A Pullman Partnership: Not Wishy-Washy about Preventing Stormwater Pollution
Pullman sought a solution that would allow car washes to continue without dirty water entering nearby streams.
Voices For The Yakima Basin: "The Future We Want"
We asked Michael Garrity of American Rivers and Trout Unlimited's Lisa Pelly to share their thoughts about the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan
Stories about Getting to Clean Water: Stormwater Sleuths Solve the Mystery of the Putrid Pipe - Pullman’s hunt for the elusive, illicit discharge
The illicit stormwater discharge often lurks out of sight under a city's buildings and streets. The challenge for cities is to locate and eliminate this pollution source.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: Yard cleanup program comment period starts today
Some yards in Ruston, west Tacoma, and south Vashon-Maury Island could have high levels of arsenic and lead from the former Asarco smelter in Tacoma.
Ecology investigates contaminated groundwater at Boeing Auburn site
Some western Washington residents are getting new information about a continuing investigation into a plume of contaminated groundwater.
Be safe: NOAA says uptick in coastal marine debris can include hazardous items

Washington coast may get more debris due to the Japan tsunami. Please look for hazard symbols and labels before picking up items. Call 1-855-WACOAST to report any potentially hazardous items.

Proper care of your water well can be a matter of life and death

Every year people and animals are injured or killed from a fall into an abandoned or improperly covered water well.

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