NOTICE: Ecology's web applications will be unavailable Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30pm, for scheduled maintenance.


What’s new this fall?

Shoptalk and the Ecology website are going through some changes!

New website

This November Ecology plans to launch a new website, ecology.wa.gov. If you currently link to our website, or have any favorite pages bookmarked, those links will change.

We listened to user feedback that our website was tough to use and packed with information (and not always helpful or up-to-date). In response, we’ve rebuilt our site from the ground up—organizing our information based on the topics you use and the tasks you need to complete. We welcome any feedback you have, and we’ll continue to make improvements.

New email delivery service

If you subscribe to Shoptalk or any of our other distribution lists, you will notice a new look soon. The ListServ delivery service we currently use is going away at the end of this year. We’re looking to replace it with something better. You won’t have to do anything to keep your subscriptions, but you can always unsubscribe if our messages are no longer meeting your needs.

New accessibility improvements

In order to better reach all our readers, we’ve started incorporating accessibility principles into our electronic documents and new website design. We’ve designed a new template for Shoptalk that works with screen readers, and we’re working on similar templates for other types of documents.

Please let us know if you ever encounter an accessibility issue with our website or documents—we want to ensure equal access for individuals with a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities.