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Apr. 30, 2015 EPA News

Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities Updated

Updates recently made to the "Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities" introduce climate change and adaptation planning to water sector... More

Apr. 29, 2015 The Washington Department of Ecology will be holding four public meetings

about the draft update to Washington's Water Quality Management Plan to Control Nonpoint Sources of Pollution

Ecology is required to update the state’s Nonpoint Plan so it can maintain Washington State’s eligibility for Section 319 (federal NPS Progra... More

Apr. 27, 2015 Plan would keep wastewater, pollution out of Seattle’s waterways

West Ship Canal sewer overflow project, increased street cleaning are key plan components

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) today proposed a 15-year plan to prevent millions of gallons of untreated wastewater and polluted runoff from flowin... More

Apr. 24, 2015 EPA announces 2014 Campus RainWorks Challenge winners

A design competition to reinvent water infrastructure

On Earth Day, April 22, EPA announced the winners of its Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition to engage college and university studen... More

Apr. 23, 2015 Updating the oil spill plan for Nisqually River

Public encouraged to provide feedback through May 20

OLYMPIA – The number of trains carrying crude oil along Washington rivers is increasing rapidly. To keep up with this trend and other changes i... More

Apr. 22, 2015 WEF MS4 Survey for the Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices (STEPP) Initiative

This initiative, referred to as STEPP (Stormwater Testing and Evaluation for Products and Practices), is reaching out to the community for input.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is currently leading an initiative focused on the creation of a national program for testing and evaluatio... More

Apr. 22, 2015 Pair receives Ecology award for preserving bog

Snohomish County’s Hooven Bog is a rare type of wetland

EVERETT – A citizen activist and a county official received formal recognition today from the Washington Department of Ecology for their lead... More

Apr. 16, 2015 Watershed Academy Webcast archives now available

ELI/TNC Watershed Approach Handbook: Improving Outcomes and Increasing Benefits Associated with Wetland and Stream Restoration and Protection Projects

Watershed Academy Webcast archives of the March 18, 2015 Webcast are now available e.g., Webcast on “ELI/TNC Watershed Approach Handbook: Im... More

Apr. 15, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

public meetings about the draft update to Washington’s Water Quality Management Plan to Control Nonpoint Sources of Pollution (Nonpoint Source Plan)

At these meetings Ecology will provide background information on the Nonpoint Source Plan, describe how the plan is structured and key changes m... More

Apr. 15, 2015 Spokane Valley shoreline program under review

Seeking public comment on program to protect water’s edges

SPOKANE – A program to manage shorelines in the city of Spokane Valley will open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology on Apr... More

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