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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 21
We are chock-full of incredible scientists. Our very own Laura Hermanson makes sure that beach water is safe for swimming! Check out our blog to read more about Laura’s work at Ecology.
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OregonDEQ Feb 18
I-84 spill update: Cleanup activities after diesel tanker crash at Lindsey Lake continue and require several temporary closures on select lanes of I-84 at MP 54 and nearby recreation trails. Full update: //
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Director Maia Bellon Feb 15
How much did it snow? Lots! As much as 80” at Snoqualmie. While wreaked havoc in many ways, the silver lining is that we jumped from 74% of normal snowpack up to 89%. That means more H2O for farmers, fish & drinking supplies this spring and summer.
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OregonDEQ Feb 16
I-84 spill update: Improved weather and clear roadway allow responders to expand cleanup operations. One lane on westbound I-84 closed for the cleanup, expect delays for next several days. Full update: //
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WA Dept. of Ecology - Eastern Region Feb 15
If you've been dreaming about running this Twitter feed, this is YOUR chance. We're hiring a Communications Manager in Spokane.
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Director Maia Bellon Feb 14
Heart Lake, a symbol One of nature’s gifts to us To love and protect Happy Valentine’s Day
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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 14
Roses are red, violets are blue, here's a little 💙 heart cockle, just for you. Feb.'s Critter of the Month is the heart cockle! ❣As cute as this little clam is, it's an escape artist. Read our blog and see the heart cockle in action!
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Wash. Dept. of Ecology - Southwest Region Feb 14
Replying to @ecysw
All fuel now removed from the sunken vessel at Port Angeles’ Boat Haven Marina. Salvage plan still being determined.
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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 14
Our hearts are truly devoted to protecting, preserving, and enhancing our environment on this heartfelt day. 💕
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Ecology NW - Larry Feb 13
Replying to @ecyseattle
These pics just in. Vessel named Tropical Itch to be floated today and tomorrow will be towed to a nearby marina for haul out.
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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 13
Your comments matter! We are accepting public comment until March 18 regarding revisions Tumwater is seeking to make to it's tailored set of shoreline policies and regulations. Find out more @
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Ecology NW - Larry Feb 13
We’re responding to a report of a gasoline spill from a 32-ft vessel that’s sinking in Port Orchard Marina. Thanks to South Kitsap Fire responders quick use of our grant-funded equipment.
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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 13
Seeking your feedback! Today, we and city of Buckley opened joint comment period thru March 18. Buckley wants to revise its tool for managing how city shorelines along the White River are developed and protected. Public hearing set for March 18. More @
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Wash. Dept. of Ecology - Southwest Region Feb 13
Replying to @ecysw
Red-dye diesel floating in Boat Haven Marina today. We’re fighting it with hard boom and absorbent pads.
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OregonDEQ Feb 13
DEQ is continuing to respond to the diesel spill between and Cascade Locks with and . You can track updates on the cleanup at .
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Wash. Dept. of Ecology - Southwest Region Feb 13
We’re responding along with to a diesel spill from a sunken sailboat at Port Angeles Boat Haven Marina.
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OregonDEQ Feb 12
TMRW (Wed.): Avoid area if possible. If you must travel this route, please be extra cautious and watch out for workers.
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HistoryLink.org Feb 12
in 1970, the Washington State Department of Ecology was authorized.
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Wash. Dept. of Ecology - Southwest Region Feb 12
We are assisting in Oregon’s response. Location is close to Columbia River but spill has not spread there.
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WA Dept of Ecology Feb 12
Our Lacey headquarters, Manchester Lab, and Padilla Bay offices are closed today. Nearly all other offices are opening two hours late. Check our website for full details.
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