Ecology Blog

See a bloom, give it room
Use caution this spring, summer, and fall as seasonal algae blooms in your local lake could be toxic to you and your pets.
Water conservation, storage & climate change in the Yakima River Basin
Changing climate patterns are prompting water managers to look at conservation and storage in new ways to use every drop wisely in the Yakima River Basin.
Science signals summer swim safety
See the new 2021 year-in-review report on water quality at local beaches.
Earth Day 2022: Less is more
Invest in our planet is the theme for Earth Day 2022. We're investing in the planet by taking out and keeping out litter, plastics, and food waste.
Your seat at the Safer Products for Washington table
Nearly 400 people filled out the Safer Products for Washington survey, and 95% of those people said yes, I am concerned about harmful chemicals in consumer products.
In the spirit of Arbor Day
We're sharing projects that demonstrate the spirit of Arbor Day, through our Terry Husseman Grant Program in North Central Washington.
Meaningful Momentum: CCA Updates for April 2022
March was a busy month full of new legislation, community outreach, and plenty of progress. Come find out what the Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group has been up to!
Cleaning up: Getting ready for more Bellingham Bay cleanup
Ecology is cleaning up Bellingham Bay one site at a time. This year you’ll see fieldwork at TWO sites!
The drought declared in 2021 is ongoing
The 2021 drought declaration expires in June, but may be extended. There are some resources available for those who are affected.
Water Law 101 Episode 3
Hydrogeologist Mike Gallagher explains the balancing act that comes from managing water in the midst of competing interest and environmental needs.

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