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  • 23 April 2020
    Business & Finance

    The Washington State Department of Ecology has secured seven National Coastal Wetlands Conservation grants worth more than $5 million. The 2020 federal grants will help local partners restore and enhance nearly 500 acres of coastal wetlands and 17,500 feet of marine shoreline in Jefferson, Kitsap, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties. More details about the each […]

  • 4 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Blenheim Estate has enlisted the expertise of Oxfordshire based BSG Ecology to ensure the huge civil engineering program will cause minimum disruption to their fauna and flora. Wildlife surveys carried out by BSG Ecology ahead of the dredging has revealed the estate is home to a huge variety of wildlife including more than 50% of […]

  • 6 June 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In the latest edition of their Terra et Aqua magazine, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) put a special spotlight on one of the largest nature restoration projects in Western Europe – the Marker Wadden. In April 2016, Boskalis began construction on one of the largest nature restoration projects in Western Europe which is […]

  • 1 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    To reduce flood risks in the state’s second-largest river system, the Chehalis River Basin Flood Control Zone District is proposing to construct a new floodwater retention structure on the Chehalis River near the town of Pe Ell in Lewis County.  The district also is seeking to raise the current levee at the Chehalis-Centralia Airport, including […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    In the future, Washington could receive requests for a host of new projects along the Pacific coast that include renewable energy, dredging disposal, mining, marine product harvesting, military uses, and offshore aquaculture operations, the Department of Ecology said in their latest release. Ecology has been leading a state effort to plan and prepare for these […]

  • 5 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Rhode Island a $19 million grant to establish a statewide research consortium to study the effects of climate variability on coastal ecosystems. The funding builds on more than $30 million of previous NSF funding through its Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which aims to […]

  • 27 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has denied a water quality permit sought by Millennium Bulk Terminals to construct and operate the largest coal export terminal in North America. Ecology denied the permit because the coal export terminal near Longview would have caused significant and unavoidable harm to nine environmental areas: air quality, vehicle traffic, vessel traffic, rail capacity, rail […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved a shoreline permit and granted water quality certification tied to a proposed project to manufacture and export methanol at the Port of Kalama. These are two in a series of required permits from local, state and federal agencies needed to move the proposal forward. The shoreline permit sets […]

  • 5 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has completed its environmental review of a suite of options designed to reduce flood damage and restore critical aquatic habitat in the Chehalis River basin. “The Chehalis Basin Strategy is a comprehensive and integrated approach for managing the second largest river basin in the state where salmon runs have been […]

  • 28 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Additional time was just added to the public comment period for the former Occidental Chemical cleanup site on Tacoma’s Hylebos Waterway, Washington State Department of Ecology said in its latest release.  “With an additional 60 days, people now have until June 26 to review and comment on potential cleanup options proposed for the contaminated site,” the […]

  • 3 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    A comprehensive plan outlining how construction and development will occur along the shores of the Okanogan River within the city of Omak is under review by the Washington Department of Ecology. The city began work on its new Shoreline Master Plan in 2006 and submitted it to Ecology last February. The updated SMP will replace […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    In and effort to preserve and protect more than 500 miles of shoreline along rivers and lakes in Whitman County, several cities and towns joined the county to update their shoreline programs, according to the Washington State Department of Ecology. Albion, Colfax, Palouse, Tekoa, Rosalia and Whitman County participated in a regional planning process to update […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A program to manage approximately 330 miles of shoreline along the Columbia and Yakima rivers within Benton County has been approved by the Washington Department of Ecology. Approval of the locally tailored program puts the final stamp on a significant effort that increases protection and restoration of wildlife habitat and water quality, provides more certainty […]

  • 15 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Kitsap County’s updated shoreline master program. The county’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration of over 290 miles of lake, stream and marine shorelines throughout the county. “The county’s staff and commissioners are to be commended for an outstanding public […]

  • 5 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Thanks to a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Washington Department of Ecology is developing a statewide plan to better manage wetlands. Once regarded as wastelands, wetlands are now recognized as important features of the landscape. Healthy wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems on the planet. Ecology’s proposed plan includes developing a statewide […]

  • 11 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A Cashmere developer and a contractor he hired have entered into a settlement agreement with the Washington Department of Ecology resolving their appeal of a restoration order and civil penalties associated with unpermitted excavation work in Mission Creek. In November 2013, developer George N. Valison of Quail Lane Development LLC and construction contractor David G. […]

  • 21 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Floods cause more damage than any other natural disasters in Washington. The Department of Ecology has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to recipients across the state to help prevent damage in flood-prone communities. Grants reach from Silverdale on Kitsap Peninsula east to Yakima County and north from Deming to Skamokawa near the Columbia River […]

  • 13 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Department of Ecology has invited people to comment on Bonney Lake’s proposed updates to its shoreline master program that will guide construction and development along Lake Tapps and Fennel Creek shorelines within the city of Bonney Lake. The program is locally crafted and designed to reflect local needs, and emphasizes priorities like views and […]

  • 24 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    It is time to remake the grant process that helps local governments clean up contaminated, publicly owned property, announced Washington State Department of Ecology. The public can comment through June 6, 2014, on proposed changes to the rule that governs the Remedial Action Grants (RAG) and Loans Program. The Washington Department of Ecology uses funds […]

  • 17 February 2014

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on an amendment to Snohomish County’s shoreline master program that will clarify future aquaculture along the county’s 33 miles of marine shoreline. The proposal is part of a settlement agreement between The Pacific Coast Shellfish Growers Association, Snohomish County and Ecology, as directed by the Central […]

  • 11 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking comments on two reports. One describes the extent of soil and groundwater contamination at the Holcim Inc. property along the Spokane River in Spokane Valley. The second evaluates cleanup options for the site. Ecology will host a public meeting at Thursday, Feb. 13, at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, […]

  • 11 December 2013

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) approved Pend Oreille County’s comprehensive update of its shoreline master program. The county’s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to protect private property rights, help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and protect the public’s right to access and enjoy public lands and […]

  • 10 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Sequim’s updated shoreline master program. Sequim’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration about one mile of shorelines and the water quality of Sequim Bay, Washington Harbor and Pitship Marsh. The shoreline area consists of about 145 acres and 44 parcels. […]

  • 21 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved the City of Mountlake Terrace’s updated shoreline master program. “It is important for us to adopt this plan. It will protect the shoreline of Mountlake Terrace and provides clear direction on how to use the shoreline in ways that will be good for the environment and good for […]

  • 6 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on Leavenworth’s recently updated shoreline master program as it begins review of the document adopted by the city council on Jan. 22, 2013. Leavenworth’s locally tailored shoreline program is designed to help minimize environmental damage to shoreline areas, reserve appropriate areas for water-oriented uses, and […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is seeking public comment on La Conner’s recently submitted shoreline master program. The proposed updated shoreline program will guide construction and development in the town’s two miles of marine shorelines on the Swinomish Channel. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with new development ordinances and related […]

  • 16 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology has approved Burien’s updated shoreline master program. Burien’s shoreline program will result in significant improvements in the protection, use, development and restoration of shorelines on approximately 5.5 miles of Puget Sound and 1.2 miles of Lake Burien. “The shoreline master program update effort has been a long and challenging process […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) has approved Tacoma’s updated shoreline master program. Tacoma’s program will guide future development along approximately 46 miles of shoreline including Commencement Bay, the Tacoma Narrows and portions of the Puyallup River, Hylebos Creek and Wapato Lake. Sally Toteff, director of Ecology’s southwest region, said: “Through Tacoma’s updated master program […]

  • 24 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Washington Department of Ecology is seeking public comment on Gold Bar’s proposed update to its shoreline master program. The draft shoreline program update will guide construction and development along the city’s 4.8 miles of shorelines along May Creek and the Wallace and Skykomish rivers. It combines local plans for future development and preservation with […]