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WA Dept of Ecology 20h
Headed out to conduct survey work on Puget Sound. Some of our work includes research, preventing pollutants from going into Puget Sound, and restoring the Sound.
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Director Maia Bellon Nov 9
I’m proud of the 97 veterans that work here at Ecology. I’m thankful for their service to our country AND for their continued service to protecting and enhancing Washington’s environment.
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Director Maia Bellon Nov 10
One of the best things we did this year for the health of Puget Sound, and ultimately our native orcas, was ban the dumping of boat sewage. Happy everyone. @psparternship
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Ecology CW - Joye Nov 9
OKANOGAN COUNTY: beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday there is a burn ban on outdoor fires and uncertified stoves and fireplaces until further notice
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Ecology NW - Larry Nov 9
We're excited about tomorrow: Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day! Huge thanks to Puget Sound area conservation districts for putting this together! Can't do one of tomorrow's events? Still lots of ways to help orcas every day & everywhere! 1/6
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WA Dept of Ecology Nov 8
Calling all you beachcombers! Orca Recovery Day is just around the corner, Nov.10. If you're out and about this weekend, be kind to Puget Sound, and our orcas, by picking up any trash you see on your excursion. For more tips and info:
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Ecology SW - Dave Nov 6
Good news! We understand the car-carrier truck has been pulled out of Lake River. Thanks for the great local teamwork! We estimate less than 5 gallons spilled
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USCGPacificNorthwest Nov 6
Replying to @EcologyWA
and BNSF Railroad personnel on scene. Less than 5 gallons diesel fuel released into water. Incident is being monitored closely and absorbent boom was placed around the truck. Truck expected to be extracted from the water around noon, today. Updates to follow.
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Ecology SW - Dave Nov 6
We’re responding to a spill from a car-carrier truck that’s fallen into Lake River at . We understand driver is OK. More info here when we have it.
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WA Dept of Ecology Nov 6
Hey divers and surfers! We know it’s peak season for being out in the water🏄🏾‍♂️ 🏊🏼‍♀️ and we hate to be the “stuff" in the punch bowl. But, heavy rains can cause stuff to flow thru the storm drains down to the water. See our Fecal Matters💩 blog for tips
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WA Dept of Ecology Nov 2
Making your to-do list for the weekend? Consider checking out our current job openings – we’ve got some great positions statewide!
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WA Dept of Ecology Nov 1
It's urgent to understand what's happening in Puget Sound. The loss of orca J50 underscores that. Our science team just redesigned one of our monitoring programs to focus on the effects of the warming climate and nutrient pollution. Read the full story:
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Ecology CW - Joye Oct 31
Ok what’s the worst thing that could happen on Halloween for ⁦⁩? A leaking haz mat barrel among other disasters. Here’s to all my coworkers who help protect the environment for all of us!
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 29
We're seeking public comment to help shape how Grays Harbor County protects and guides development along 1,200 miles of freshwater and marine shorelines. Find out more @
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 29
Our scientists identified over half a dozen skeleton shrimp species in Puget Sound! This is no ghost story; read our blog for the spooky details about this skeleton crew.
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 26
Replying to @Weinbergrrrrr
That’s all the info we have right now.
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 26
Replying to @EcologyWA
CORRECTION: the sheen is potentially lube oil, not diesel.
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 26
Replying to @EcologyWA
Lab results are in - it’s lube oil and lube/diesel combo. We have a list of vessels transiting during the time period of the spill. Our investigation to find the source continues.
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USCGPacificNorthwest Oct 24
Release on the collaborative response with and to the sheen today on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon:
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WA Dept of Ecology Oct 24
Photos coming shortly via news release.
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