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Ecology Overview

Created in 1970 by the Washington State Legislature, Ecology is Washington’s principal environmental management agency. The Legislature gave Ecology authorization to adopt rules and regulations to fulfill the mandates of other environmental laws.

Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve, and enhance Washington’s environment for current and future generations. The agency’s vision is that our innovative partnerships sustain healthy land, air, and water in harmony with a strong economy. To fulfill our mission and vision, and to move Washington forward in a global economy, Ecology has four goals:

  1. Protect and restore land, air, and water.
  2. Clean up pollution.
  3. Support sustainable communities and natural resources.
  4. Deliver efficient and effective services.

And five commitments:

  1. Perform our work in a professional respectful manner.
  2. Listen carefully and communicate in a responsive and timely manner.
  3. Solve problems through innovative ways.
  4. Build and maintain cooperative relationships.
  5. Practice continuous improvement.

We encourage others to use sustainable practices and, as an agency, we practice it ourselves. To be an environmental leader in Washington State, we need to do what we are asking others to do....