Department of Ecology
Washington state regulators have fined a property owner $79,000 for clearing sensitive shoreline on San Juan Island.
State officials are inspecting what may be a boat that drifted from Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
So much rain and snow has fallen across Washington state in recent weeks that there’s little chance of a statewide drought being declared this year, water supply experts said Monday.
Officials monitoring lower than usual snowpack levels in the state say it’s not yet time to panic, but they’re nevertheless preparing in case of a possible drought.
Good job, Washington! State officials say Washington’s recycling rate hit nearly 51 percent in 2011.