Services for rural residents
King County, Washington
This website provides quick access to the variety of county services important to rural residents and links to rural towns and cities, community events and other resources.
Whether it is maintaining roads and bridges, providing flood protection, preserving farms from development or working on regulations to allow home businesses to thrive, King County is working to protect rural quality of life and provide the services people need and want.
Community Service Areas
The Community Services Area (CSA) program was created to meet the King County Strategic Plan goal of promoting public engagement that informs, involves, and empowers people and communities in King County and implements the public engagement framework ordinance passed by King County in 2011. The County will produce a community work plan of ongoing services and projects in each of the seven community service areas, and provide residents the opportunity to meet with elected officials and key County leadership to learn about and offer insights on services that are under way or planned in their community. For more information, contact CSA Program Manager Alan Painter, at 206-477-4521.
Rural county news
- King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission position
- Green River levee maintenance requires brief closures to portion of riverside trail
- Brightwater Center's 'Ecotober' celebration begins Oct. 17
- King County Parks invites community to review Eastside Rail Corridor trail alternatives
- Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Oct. 16-18
- Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding
- King County Executive announces grants for youth sports projects that build stronger communities
- Essential waterline replacement project briefly restricts access at King County's Dockton Park
- King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
- King County Parks, Maple Valley Rotary honor fabled community volunteer with picnic shelter
- Recycled water use at 60 Acres Park in Redmond brings relief to salmon, Sammamish River
- King County historic preservation achievements celebrated at John D. Spellman Awards
- King County, Zero Waste Vashon partners in yard and food waste pilot program
- Learn more about Cedar Hills Regional Landfill at community meeting and on landfill tour
- Snoqualmie Watershed Forum OKs $800,000 in salmon habitat protection, restoration grants
- King County plans Taylor Mountain parking lot expansion, forest stewardship plan update
- 'Salmon SEEson:' Look for fish as they return to King County rivers and streams
- King County Executive announces new round of grants for projects in unincorporated areas
Green A.C.R.E. Radio
Introducing a new KBCS Public Affairs program. Bringing you the Agricultural, Conservation, Resource, and Environmental information you need.
Green A.C.R.E. Radio is a co-production of the King Conservation District, King County Agriculture, and KBCS. It is an hour-long talk show focusing on local agricultural, environmental and natural resource issues.
Host: Martha Baskin
Engineer: Moe Provencher
Produced at Jack Straw Studios in Seattle.
Unincorporated Area Community News
A monthly newsletter designed to provide valuable information about the services King County provides to unincorporated areas and how residents can be engaged in King County's programs and planning.