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Washington Conservation Corps will fill 288 positions at the Department of Ecology

Posted on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

(OLYMPIA)– The Washington Conservation Corps, a part of the Washington Department of Ecology, has opened 288 jobs that help protect and restore the environment.

Working in partnership with AmeriCorps, the WCC provides annual member positions for 18 – 25 years old and no age restrictions for Gulf War Era II veterans, …


VAQ-135 from NAS Whidbey Island is holding a change of command on Friday

Posted on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- Cmdr. Daniel D. Moore will relieve Cmdr. Adam T. Carlstrom on Aug. 1, 2014, as Commanding Officer of Electronic Attack Squadron 135 (VAQ-135).

Carlstrom assumed command of the Black Ravens on May 15, 2013, while the EA-18G squadron was in the middle of a work-up cycle for their …


The cleanup report for a Bellingham boat repair facility is ready for review

Posted on Monday, July 28th, 2014

(BELLINGHAM)– In an effort to address historic contamination from a boatyard on the Bellingham waterfront, the Washington Department of Ecology and Port of Bellingham completed an investigation and published an environmental report, which includes recommendations for cleanup.  The public is invited to comment on the report from July 30 to …


The Coast Guard and NAS Whidbey SAR rescue 9 kayakers near Fidalgo Island

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014

(SEATTLE)- Coast Guard and Navy personnel rescued seven children and two adults after they became separated during a kayaking trip near Rosario Beach on Fidalgo Island yesterday afternoon.  A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Port Angeles and a Navy helicopter crew from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Search …


The state air quality plan is open for public comment

Posted on Friday, July 25th, 2014

(OLYMPIA)– A plan that demonstrates Washington’s ability to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards is open for comment through the Washington Department of Ecology.

Ecology conducted a review of the existing Infrastructure State Implementation Plan in 2014. The results of the review showed that Washington’s infrastructure is sufficient to maintain, enforce …