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Jan. 28, 2015 Ecology releases a new TAPE logo

The Washington State Department of Ecology is excited to announce the creation of a logo for the Technology Assessment Protocol - Ecolog... More

Jan. 28, 2015 Foundations fund stormwater center director at WSU

The Washington Stormwater Center will hire a full-time director, thanks to funding from The Boeing Company, The Bullitt Foundation and The Russell Family Foundation.

Contact: Tanyalee Erwin, Washington Stormwater Center, 253-445-4504, terwin@wsu.edu PUYALLUP, Wash. – The Washington Stormwater... More

Jan. 27, 2015 Cleaning Up Water by Running It Through Dirt

WSU Puyallup's Jennifer McIntyre's research is highlighted in the NY Times

Storm runoff can be toxic to aquatic life, but a new study suggests a simple and relatively inexpensive solution: Filter the water through dirt... More

Jan. 27, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology--NEWS

State adopts instream flow rule to protect Spokane River

SPOKANE – A new state rule will preserve and protect water levels in the Spokane River for fish, recreationists and businesses for many years t... More

Jan. 26, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology --NEWS

Comments sought on Prosser's shoreline plan

PROSSER – A program to manage about four miles of Yakima River shoreline within the city of Prosser is open for comment through the Washington... More

Jan. 22, 2015 Washington Department of Ecology--NEWS

Washington brakes law serves as national model Manufacturers, states, EPA sign agreement to reduce copper in brake pads

OLYMPIA – Washington’s drive to protect salmon and other aquatic species became a national model today as brake manufacturers, the U.S. Envir... More

Jan. 22, 2015 Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters:

A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence (Final Report)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Office of Research and Development has finalized the report Connectivity of Streams and Wetland... More

Jan. 21, 2015 ECOLOGY NEWS

Updating the stormwater permits for Western Washington

OLYMPIA – It rains a lot in the Pacific Northwest, so it makes sense that Washington state has made a lot of progress in managing polluted s... More

Jan. 13, 2015 Fish consumption rule proposed for Washington state

Tied to governor’s proposed legislation to reduce toxics

OLYMPIA – Proposed water quality standards for toxics announced today lay the groundwork to better protect Washington’s people, waters, and ec... More

Jan. 12, 2015 Formal WA State Draft Water Quality Standards Rule

Available for public review: Human Health Criteria & Implementation Tools

The Washington State Department of Ecology proposes to adopt amendments to Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington... More

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