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23
MAY

King County’s weekly swim beach water quality testing helps protect swimmers’ health all summer long
The King County Swimming Beach Monitoring Program is underway to test water quality at the most popular lake beaches countywide. Free alerts are available to help residents keep their families and pets safe. Sign up at kingcounty.gov/SwimBeach.

22
MAY

BECU Movies@Marymoor summer lineup offers variety entertainment, big-screen flicks
The BECU Movies@Marymoor kicks off its 15th season of weekly outdoor entertainment and summertime movies at King County’s Marymoor Park on July 10.

22
MAY

Executive Constantine announces winners of King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants
From funding a lighted sports field at Evergreen High School in White Center, to providing the resources needed for a non-profit organization that provide free soccer programs to recent immigrant communities in Kent, 2019 King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants dollars are helping to build healthier bodies, and stronger communities.

20
MAY

Still time to register for the Big Backyard 5K June 2 in King County’s Marymoor Park
Join with friends, family, and fellow fitness and outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday, June 2 at Marymoor Park.

13
MAY

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Bothell, May 17-19
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Bothell, May 17-19.

10
MAY

No overnight moorage this summer at damaged Dockton Park marina; King County Parks developing repair/replacement plans
No overnight moorage will be available this summer at King County’s Dockton Beach Park while the county develops a plan for repairing or replacing piers and other structures that sustained weather damage this past winter.

25
APR

Pacific City Park along White River open for public use
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, temporary flood protection barriers have been removed from a park along the White River in the City of Pacific.

23
APR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Kirkland, May 10-12
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Kirkland, May 10-12.

22
APR

On Earth Day, Executive Constantine presents Green Globe awards to local environmental leaders
From cleaning polluted stormwater to saving forests, farmlands and open space for public use, to designing environmentally friendly building regulations that save resources, the 2019 King County Green Globe Award winners honored today by Executive Dow Constantine are leading the ongoing efforts to improve environmental conditions for people and fish and wildlife across the region.

11
APR

Help shape the future of Little Lake Forest at April 29 community meeting in Enumclaw
Community members are encouraged to share their ideas about the future of Little Lake Forest near Enumclaw at a public meeting hosted by King County Parks on April 29.

8
APR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Des Moines, April 19-21
Southwest 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 the Kent-Des Moines area, April 19-21.

27
MAR

Deadline extended to June 2: Participate in south King County recycling and garbage transfer station online open house
The deadline to participate in an online open house to share input on a new south King County recycling and garbage transfer station is now extended to June 2. The open house content and project information is now also available in Russian, Korean, and Spanish.

26
MAR

Free yard waste recycling March 30-31 and April 6-7 for King County residents affected by winter storms
For two weekends only, March 30-31 and April 6-7, King County residents can drop off storm-related yard waste free of charge at six King County Solid Waste Division locations that accept yard waste for recycling.

26
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection event April 12-14 on Vashon-Maury Island
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Vashon-Maury Island, April 12-14.

25
MAR

King County investigating a brief overflow at Heathfield pump station
King County is investigating the cause of an apparent equipment malfunction at a pump station that led to a brief wastewater spill into Lake Sammamish on March 24.

20
MAR

King County Green Schools Program has now helped more than 300 schools
The King County Green Schools Program this month is recognizing four schools for increasing recycling, reducing food waste, and conserving energy and water – the latest in the more than 300 K-12 schools and school districts whose employees and students have learned about and practiced resource conservation through the program.

19
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection event comes to Vashon, April 12-14
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Vashon, April 12-14.

15
MAR

King County investigating sewer backup near Lake Ballinger pump station
King County is investigating a sewer backup near the Lake Ballinger pump station in Snohomish County.

8
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection event in Redmond, April 5-7
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Redmond, April 5-7.

7
MAR

King County targeting poison-hemlock, other harmful plants on public lands to protect people and the environment
Toxic poison-hemlock joins the list of harmful plants the King County Noxious Weed Program will control on public lands and roadsides this year, and the public can help with this important work by reporting noxious weed locations via the customer service app, King County Connect.

26
FEB

Local task force recommends changes to improve curbside recycling
A task force studying improvements to the regional recycling system recommends removing plastic bags and shredded paper from the commingled recycling bin and expanding separate recycling options for those items.

25
FEB

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection event in Covington, March 8-10
Kent, Covington and Maple Valley area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2019 season in Covington, March 8-10.

12
FEB

Equipment malfunction during storm leads to overflow at King County’s Sweyolocken Pump Station
King County is investigating the cause of an equipment malfunction at a pump station that led to a wastewater spill into Lake Washington on Feb. 12.

11
FEB

Help design a new recycling and garbage transfer station online through March 24
King County’s Solid Waste Division invites community members to take part in an online open house to help shape the design of a new recycling and garbage transfer station coming to south King County in 2023. The online forum will be available through March 24, 2019.

5
FEB

Informational open house Feb. 23 for upcoming summertime construction and trail closures at Discovery Park
Attend a Feb. 23 open house at the Discovery Park Environmental Learning Center in Seattle to learn about summertime construction work on water supply systems planned in the park by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division.

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For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.