The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Speaks at Cheyenne’s East High School Science Class

Kimberly Mazza “When I was in high school a geologist spoke in my earth science class and he inspired me to become a geologist. I hope in some small way I’m paying that forward and inspiring the next generation of scientists.”  These were the words of Jody Weikart, Wyoming’s Department of Environmental Quality Solid Waste […]

March 13th is Know Your Well Day

By Kimberly Mazza In recognition of the importance of groundwater to the citizens of Wyoming and in conjunction with the National Groundwater Association “Groundwater Awareness Week”, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Water Quality Division (WQD) has designated March 13th as “Know Your Well Day.” With more than 53,000 private wells in Wyoming, a good […]

DEQ is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects

Statewide, WY – The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is now accepting grant proposals for emissions reduction projects across the state. Proposed projects must involve methods to mitigate nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from vehicles listed within the eligible mitigation actions established in DEQ’s Volkswagen (VW) Mitigation Plan. More detailed information about eligible mitigation actions […]


By Kimberly Mazza The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) continues to investigate, monitor, and report on harmful cyanobacterial booms (HCBs) in Wyoming waters. Though HCBs have been present in waterways throughout the country for many years, Wyoming has been proactive to understand where and why HCBs are occurring. Wyoming’s HCB program, outlined in an […]

The Department of Environmental Quality Hosts Two Open Houses for the Public

By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE – The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division recently hosted two open houses at their mobile monitoring stations in Laramie County. The public was invited to attend to learn what types of pollutants the monitors track and to see firsthand how these units operate.  The station located in eastern […]

Wyoming DEQ celebrates 50-year anniversary with Proclamation.

DEQ leadership receives signed proclamation from Governor. From left: Deputy Director and ISD Administrator Alan Edwards, SHWD Administrator Suzanne Engels, Governor Mark Gordon, Director Todd Parfitt, WQD Administrator Jennifer Zygmunt, Management Services Administrator Kimber Wichmann, AQD Administrator Nancy Vehr, LQD Administrator Kyle Wendtland By Kimberly Mazza CHEYENNE –Governor Mark Gordon celebrated the Department of Environmental […]

Notice to Avoid and Report Possible Harmful Cyanobacterial Blooms in Wyoming Waters

CHEYENNE, Wyo – With summer nearly upon us and more people heading to Wyoming’s lakes and reservoirs to recreate, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB), and local, state, and federal partners want to remind the public to avoid and keep animals away from harmful cyanobacterial […]

Department of Environmental Quality Presents Native Plant Project National Awards

By Kimberly Mazza LANDER – Todd Parfitt, Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Director presented the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC) Public Outreach Award to Gina Clingerman of the BLM for her ongoing efforts in the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Native Plants Project, providing sagebrush habitat reclamation in Wyoming. Parfitt also presented the Lander Middle School […]