Earth Hour Event at the REACH Museum
A family friendly event to celebrate National Earth Hour was held at the REACH museum on March 25. The event included an outdoor night hike, stargazing, a rope labyrinth, environmental exhibits, electric cars, live music, campfire, popcorn, and activities include candle making, and tasting organic wines. Youth created posters showing how they can help the environment. Everyone present voted and the winners selected their prizes. Joining the world with turning out the lights, we lit candles and enjoyed campfire from 8:30-9:30. Hope to see you next year!
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, ConAgra!
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Ecology Youth Corps offers work experience and protects the environment
Applications are due by April 3 and are available through area school counselors
The Washington Department of Ecology’s Central Regional Office in Union Gap plans to hire 72 teenagers throughout Central Washington this summer as part of the Ecology Youth Corps.
Teens chosen for the youth corps will work up to 35 hours per week, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. They will be assigned to one of six crews, based in Ellensburg, Goldendale, Richland, Sunnyside, Toppenish or Yakima,... and will work in one of two three-week sessions: July 5 to July 26, or July 27 to Aug. 17. Participants will earn $11 an hour.
Applicants must be ages 14-17 as of July 5.
Public Comments Wanted: Dept. of Ecology, Dept. of Energy, and more
Comments do not need to be technical in nature, just voice your concerns.
Washington Department of Ecology:
1. WA-CARBON-REDUCTION-CLEAN-ENERGY group survey
Survey closes at 5 p.m., March 23, 2017
Washington is eligible for $112.7 million from the Volkswagen settlement. We have launched a survey that gives people, governments, and groups an opportunity to weigh in as we begin to shape the state’s plan to spend the funds. The . Take the 3-minute survey now! If you would like to receive future emails about the Volkswagen settlement, please subscribe on the VW listserv page
For more information about how the Volkswagen settlement affects Washington, please visit our website.
2. Please take our Annual Public Involvement Evaluation Survey. Your Input Can Help Influence Public Involvement at Hanford!
The Washington State Department of Ecology would like your input to help the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA) agencies (U.S. Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, and Ecology) identify ways to make public involvement at Hanford more public.
- Did you like a particular meeting or workshop? Tell us about it!
- Have ideas on how we can improve informational materials on Hanford cleanup plans? We want to hear them!
- Don’t want to miss out on upcoming events? We want to know the best way to reach you!
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey (we promise it’s short)! You can take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NBSZ6PG (please copy and paste into browser if needed). Feel free to share this link with anyone who may be interested.
Questions? Contact us at Hanford@ecy.wa.gov