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Spot the spawners this fall!
Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Check out the Salmon SEEson website to find a viewing location near you. Watch for these natural beauties and cheer them on if you see them!

King County Biologist Chris Gregersen and crew were collecting macroinvertebrate samples as part of the county’s ongoing water quality monitoring on the Tolt river near Carnation recently, when they set a #GoPro camera in the water next to several pink salmon redds near the sampling site, and the fish put on quite a show!

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KING 5 – September 9, 2016
Employee garden blocks smell at wastewater plant

West Seattle Blog – September 5, 2016
SAVING SALMON: What you need to know about the ‘nearshore,’ and what experts say is needed to fix it

Construction and Demolition Recycling Magazine – August 18, 2016
King County holds C&D recycling workshops

Seattle Times – August 20, 2016
Blue Cochin crowned winner at Backyard Chicken Pageant

Recycling Today  – August 10, 2016
King County lists "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention Recycling"

KOMO4 News  – August 3, 2016
Rain Gardens

Queen Anne News  – July 20, 2016
Boring no more

Renton Reporter – July 18, 2016
Sheriff's Department closes part of lower Cedar River to recreation due to logjams

Q-13 News – July 1, 2016
Watch for toxic algae

Issaquah Press – June 30, 2016
County trail named after Issaquah Alps Trails Club founder

KING TV – June 29, 2016
New King County research boat named after Soundgarden

KCPQ TV – June 29, 2016
Big project attempting to further tame the White River

Maple Valley Reporter – June 17, 2016
King County Green Schools Program recognizes 70 schools for conserving resources

Redmond Reporter – June 14, 2016
King County extends Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling application deadline

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Recent news releases


Partnership delivers new trail system, access at King County Parks’ Black Diamond Open Space
King County Parks and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance are celebrating the completion of nearly eight miles of mountain bike trails, along with a new trailhead, at Black Diamond Open Space.


Modest solid waste rate increase will help County update facilities, add recycling options
For the first time since 2013, King County will increase its solid waste disposal fee, and residents who pay for curbside collection service as well as customers who use a County solid waste facility will see a modest increase in disposal rates. The new rates take effect Jan. 1, 2017, and will help pay for the modernization of solid waste management and recycling systems.


Algona Transfer Station replacement project final environmental impact statement released
A final environmental impact statement has been issued for a new south King County recycling and transfer station that would replace a 1960’s-era facility that is past its engineered lifespan.


Wastemobile comes to Redmond Oct. 7-9 for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its final visit to Redmond in 2016, Oct. 7-9.


Now available: New and improved King County landslide hazards maps
King County and King County Flood Control District announced the availability of new landslide hazard maps. Created with state-of-the-art technology, the maps support earlier conclusions that no communities in King County face the unique combination of conditions present in the 2014 Snohomish County landslide. King County and King County Flood Control District will hold community workshops for residents to better understand landslides and other risks.