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Paine Field Wetland Bank Earns First Washington Accreditation

Article: Paine Field Wetland Bank Earns First Washington Accreditation

OLYMPIA, Washington, September 25, 2008 (ENS) – Today, the Washington Department of Ecology extended its highest honor to both Snohomish County and Paine Field Airport Deputy Director Bill Lewallen for innovation and leadership in successfully completing the first fully accredited wetland mitigation bank in the state. State and federal laws prohibit the loss of most…

Washington Plans to Cool Overheated Redmond Creeks

Article: Washington Plans to Cool Overheated Redmond Creeks

BELLEVUE, Washington, July 28, 2008 (ENS) – Bear are not seen on Bear Creek in Redmond, Washington any more. They have been displaced from this area just east of Seattle by apartment buildings and shops, railway yards and businesses, including the main campus of Microsoft. Now, the state has a plan to tackle the high…

Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

Article: Washington State Drafts Rainwater Collection Rule

OLYMPIA, Washington, July 14, 2008 (ENS) – The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking help from the general public in drafting regulations on the collection and use of rainwater in Washington State. Members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about rainwater collection and to discuss a new statewide rule on Wednesday, July…

Mystery Canisters Found on Washington Beaches

Article: Mystery Canisters Found on Washington Beaches

OLYMPIA, Washington, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – Beachcombers walking along a stretch of shoreline from Ocean Shores north to Ozette are finding small unmarked containers washed up on the sand, generating a lot of interest and some concern about the contents. The Washington Department of Ecology learned about the mysterious canisters earlier this week. Ocean…

New Columbia River Water Rights Under Review

Article: New Columbia River Water Rights Under Review

YAKIMA, Washington, January 20, 2008 (ENS) – An agreement that could result in new rights to Columbia River water is now available for public review. Under the proposal, irrigators will help pay for water conservation projects that in turn will allow the Washington Department of Ecology to issue new water rights from the Columbia River.…