Ecology Blog

Cleaning Up: How dredging is cleaning up Ridgefield’s Lake River
This year, Ecology and the Port of Ridgefield have been using advanced cleanup techniques to remove pollution at the Pacific WoodTreating cleanup site.
King Tides: A glimpse into tomorrow, a photo challenge today

Information to provide your photos of King Tides along Washington's shorelines.

Greetings from Detroit: Scenes from the life of our WCC crew helping Michigan communities recover homes

Record flooding hit Detroit on Aug. 11, 2014, leaving many residents with damaged homes. AmeriCorps called on crews for help, including our own WCC.

Let's talk science: Elements of fire suppression at Pasco Landfill
Since June, contractors have taken several measures to extinguish a fire in a localized portion of the Pasco Sanitary Landfill in Franklin County.
Hablemos ciencia: Elementos para extinguir un fuego
Desde junio, contratistas han estado tomando varias medidas para extinguir un fuego localizado en una sección pequeña del Relleno Sanitario de Pasco en el Condado de Franklin.
Setting the record straight on ocean acidification

The Washington Policy Center got the facts wrong, as did media outlets that repeated the story. We do not disagree with Gov. Jay Inslee on ocean acidification, and we have reason to be concerned.

Tacoma Smelter Plume: Ecology begins soil cleanup on Vashon-Maury Island
On Monday, Ecology will start digging up contaminated soil at six yards on Vashon-Maury Island.
Around the Sound: Pier today gone tomorrow
We were able to contract with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe to remove the old, deteriorating Point Julia pier, as well as in-water and on-shore debris.
Cleaning Up: Work underway at Ridgefield’s Carty Lake and Lake River
The Port of Ridgefield is cleaning up contamination at the Pacific Wood Treating site.
Ocean Acidification is real

Let’s be clear. Ocean acidification is real. Determining the causes, impacts, and identifying potential solutions are high priorities for our agency and the state.

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