Essential Functions The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties. Plans, develops and executes moderate to complex data analysis for agency sustainability projects, such as greenhou […]
Agency Mission: Ecology’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance Washington’s environment and to promote the wise management of our air, land and water for the benefit of current and future generations. Program Mission: The mission of the Water Quality Program is to protect and restore Washington’s waters to sustain healthy watersheds and communities. O […]
1) Viburnum rhytidophyllum Leatherleaf Viburnum This large evergreen shrub grows to 6-10 feet and is native to central and western China. Fragrant creamy-white clusters of flowers emerge in spring, followed by berries in the fall that first appear red and change to glossy black. You can view this shrub along the east side of the Arboretu […]
One of the Pacific crabapples growing at the Arboretum was recently declared a national champion for its impressive size. This native tree tolerates wet soil and has fragrant flowers in the spring. In late autumn the small crabapples add interest to the bare branches.
It will take millions of years to recover mammal diversity lost in “the current biodiversity crisis,” researchers concluded in a newly-published paper. In the study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers found that the sixth mass extinction of species, ongoing since the Pleistocene, has “erased over 300 mammal species, and with t […]
The Ocean Pines Association in Maryland recently decided to hire Maryland Geese Control, which uses border collies to chase Canada geese (Branta canadensis) out of the water and off the land. The decision came after the community voted earlier this year to euthanize about 300 geese that were hurting the water quality and environment. Not only did the decisio […]