The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is asking the public to review Spokane County’s proposed update of its shoreline master program (SMP). The review period will run through Oct. 2, 2009. The plan maps out how shoreline areas along the Spokane River and Spokane County’s lakes and streams will be protected and regulated for years to come.
Ecology has released a strategy for reducing toxics in the Spokane River. Ecology refers to the strategy as “… a
August 13, 2009 In a letter to stakeholders dated August 11, 2009, the Washington Department of Ecology announced it will
In an effort to protect Spokane River stream flows and the aquifer, the city of Spokane and Spokane County unveiled plans to offer rebates to residents buying new Water Sense toilets or Energy Star washing machines to replace less-efficient appliances. The Spokesman Review reports.
The Washington Department of Ecology plans to place a cap of clean gravel over contaminated sediments at the Flora Road site, which is located in Spokane Valley about five miles west of the Idaho border. Current expectations are for construction activities to be completed by the end of September.
On May 15th, the Center for Justice CFJ sent the Washington Department of Ecology a letter regarding PCBs and reduction of toxics in the Spokane River. The letter also requests that “… the PCB TMDL should be completed as soon as possible and along a parallel track with the DO TMDL.” Attached is the response provided by Director Manning to CFJ.