River Safety in King County
Marta, the River Otter, King County’s newest water safety advocate.
“Cine en el Parque” returns to Steve Cox Memorial Park with a screening of the popular movie Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos.(external link). Watch this video of last year's movie night and mark your calendar for the second-annual Cine en el Parque (external link) on Aug. 6.
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Recycling Today – August 10, 2016
King County lists "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention Recycling"
KOMO4 News – August 3, 2016
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
Seattle Times – June 2, 2016
Logjams pose danger along 10-mile stretch of Cedar River
Redmond Reporter – June 2, 2016
Marymoor concert organizers strive to keep a handle on sound levels
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Contractors: Learn new King County construction and demolition recycling rules at free workshops
New rules are in place for recycling construction and demolition materials in King County, and the King County Solid Waste Division is sponsoring a series of educational workshops to help the construction industry understand the new policies.
Forterra, King County, Seattle Foundation join forces to conserve rural park land
Anonymous donor bequeaths $392,000 to Seattle Foundation to secure parks lands for open space, passive recreation and wildlife habitat in King County.
Last call for entries for CHOMP! gardening competition, chance to win $100 PCC gift card
The second-annual CHOMP!, a celebration local food, farming and sustainable-living, is Saturday, Aug. 20 at King County’s Marymoor Park. Organizers are announcing the final call for entries in contests for hottest homemade hot sauce, best backyard chickens and wackiest homegrown produce.
Cutting commercial food waste is goal of new King County grant program
The King County Solid Waste Division has awarded grants to two businesses and one city that are trying new ways of reducing food waste.
Wastemobile travels to Carnation, Aug. 19-21, for household hazardous waste collection event
The Wastemobile - a roaming household hazardous waste collection service - travels to Carnation, Aug. 19-21, and King County residents can safely dispose of numerous household hazardous waste items at no cost.