River Safety in King County
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“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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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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King County awards funding for historic barn preservation to nine property owners
Six barns, three milk houses, one milking parlor, and one chicken house located in King County’s eastern and southern rural areas have received 'Barn Again' grants totaling more than $235,000 through the County's Historic Preservation Program.
Lower Cedar River closed to recreational use until several logjams are evaluated for safety
To protect public safety, the King County Sheriff’s Office has closed a nine-mile stretch of the Cedar River between Maple Valley and Renton to recreational use until numerous dangerous logjams in this portion of the river can be evaluated and possibly altered for safety.
Wastemobile returns to Bothell, July 29-31, 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 comes to Bothell, July 29-31.
See a great movie, learn about King County programs, at GoGreen Night, July 13 at Marymoor Park
King County GoGreen Night is Wednesday, July 13 at the Movies@Marymoor screening of 'Jurassic World,' - a fun way to learn more about the County's departments and programs, and to watch a great movie with friends and family in beautiful Marymoor Park.
Watch tunnel boring machine removal July 12 as part of King County wastewater project
A remote-controlled microtunnel boring machine has completed two tunnels underneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal as part of a King County project to protect public health and the environment. Watch Tuesday afternoon as the 26-foot-long, 7-foot-wide machine is hoisted from its exit pit in Fremont.