Department of Ecology
The Department of Ecology's mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington's environment, and promote the wise management of our air, land and water for current and future generations. This means protecting both humans and the environment from pollution, restoring and preserving important ecosystems that sustain life, and finding ways to meet human needs without harming environmental resources and functions. Our everyday interaction with citizens, stakeholders, and the public we regulate is fundamental to achieving these results. We treat our customers as partners and collaborators, provide respectful and prompt service, explore creative solutions for the best results, and act with integrity. We maintain effective infrastructures and foster a workforce that is committed, productive and successful. We invest in our employees to create and sustain a working environment that encourages creative leadership, teamwork, professionalism and accountability. The citizens of Washington trust that the Department of Ecology supports and assists them in promoting the sustainable environmental and economic well-being of the state. That trust, coupled with our effectiveness, helps Ecology to continue to receive the support it needs to advance our environmental mission. To learn more about our agency, please visit our website atwww.ecy.wa.gov.