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APR

King County forms task force to seek solutions to China recycling import restrictions
King County has formed a task force with representatives from cities, solid waste haulers, and others to improve recycling in light of new rules that have severely restricted what collected recyclables China will accept for processing.

17
APR

Students, teachers and others to be honored with King County Earth Heroes at School awards
The environmental work of students, teachers, and other members of the school community in King County will be honored at King County’s Earth Heroes at School ceremony in May.

15
APR

King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows subside on Tolt River
King County’s Flood Warning Center closed at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, following a brief opening to monitor high flows on the Tolt River. Workers will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.

15
APR

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Tolt River
King County’s Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, as widespread heavy rainfall brought the Tolt River up to a minor flood level. The Flood Warning Center will remain open as long as high flows are present on any King County rivers.

4
APR

King County seeks citizens to serve on panel overseeing open space acquisition, protection
Two positions are open on the King County Conservation Futures Citizen Oversight Committee, which helps the County Council and County Executive make decisions on open space acquisition or preservation.

4
APR

Popular transit service to the Issaquah Alps returns with locations in Seattle and more trailhead options
A popular public-private partnership that provides direct transit service to hiking destinations Issaquah Alps will return April 21 with expanded service from Seattle to more trailheads. On May 19, a second transit service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe near North Bend will start at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station.

28
MAR

Celebrate a new RainWise installation at Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, April 10
Celebrate community and clean water at a public celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Samaritan Center of Puget Sound on Tuesday, April 10, at noon.

27
MAR

Pacific Park along White River opens in April with seasonal flood barrier removal
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, temporary flood protection barriers along a park in the City of Pacific will soon be removed.

26
MAR

Wastemobile comes to Vashon for household hazardous waste collection, April 13-15
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Vashon-Maury Island, April 13-15.

21
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Redmond, April 6-8
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, April 6-8.

16
MAR

Crews respond to non-toxic construction clay spill near Lake Sammamish
A King County sewer utility contractor working on a pipeline construction project near Lake Sammamish in Bellevue reported a small non-toxic construction clay spill Thursday night. Cleanup is underway and the incident poses no risk to public health.

15
MAR

Overnight work scheduled for King County sewer upgrade project in Bellevue
King County sewer utility crews are scheduled to work up to 24 hours straight on a time-sensitive project to install a new 1,600-foot sewer pipeline beneath a section of Southeast 38th Street in Bellevue. The installation is weather-dependent and expected to begin on March 16.

14
MAR

Sign up for a King County Parks garden plot and enjoy fresh produce all season long
Sign up now to rent one of the many garden plots at King County Parks’ community garden in North Green River Park in Kent and enjoy a summer’s worth of vegetables and flowers.

13
MAR

Share opinions on King County stormwater management during annual plan update
King County’s annual update of its stormwater management plan is underway, and interested citizens have until March 31 to review and comment on the plan that describes how the county addresses stormwater runoff, drainage issues and water pollution problems.

12
MAR

Public invited to comment on new Pacific Right Bank Flood Protection Project
King County will launch a 30-day public comment period on March 12 and hold a public meeting on March 27 to present information on the Pacific Right Bank Flood Protection Project.

8
MAR

King County beginning seasonal battle against toxic and invasive plants
As winter winds down and spring draws near, toxic giant hogweed and other noxious weeds are emerging in greenspaces and backyards around King County. The County’s noxious weed program can help residents learn how to identify and control these harmful weeds that pose serious threats to people and the environment.

8
MAR

Ask questions, get answers on the North Mercer Island/Enatai sewer upgrade project
King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division will host an online open house for people interested in the North Mercer Island/Enatai Sewer Upgrade Project. View maps, make comments and ask questions about the project through March 31.

7
MAR

Eastgate sewer improvement project open house set for March 12
King County will host an open house at the Lake Hills Library on Monday, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. to share information about its Eastgate Interceptor Pipeline Rehabilitation Project in Bellevue. The project is needed to upgrade two 2,400-foot-long sewer lines in service since the early 1960s.

6
MAR

Celebrate a new RainWise installation at Prospect United Church of Christ, March 25
Celebrate community and clean water at a public celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program on Sunday, March 25. There will be refreshments, festivities, and information on how to take advantage of RainWise rebates.

6
MAR

King County Green Schools Program recognizes eight schools for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program, which helps K-12 schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation, is recognizing eight schools this month for increasing recycling, conserving energy and water, and reducing food waste and paper use.

6
MAR

Residents can view preliminary flood maps at open house in Renton on March 20
Preliminary flood maps, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with input from local jurisdictions, incorporate new data about flood hazards and represent the first updates in several years.

6
MAR

Residents can view preliminary flood maps at open house in Kent on March 21
Preliminary flood maps, prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency with input from local jurisdictions, incorporate new data about flood hazards and represent the first updates in several years.

6
MAR

Reunión pública para tratar el Estudio sobre la gestión de la cuenca hidrográfica de Bear Creek el día 7 de marzo, solicitud para recibir comentarios públicos
Asista a la jornada de puertas abiertas y presentación el día 7 de marzo en el Centro Educativo y Comunitario de Brightwater (Brightwater Education and Community Center) en Woodinville sobre cómo proceder con la gestión de las aguas pluviales en la cuenca de Bear Creek para proteger la calidad del agua y la salud pública, y sobre cómo esto podría afectarlo a usted y al lugar donde vive.

1
MAR

A major King County infrastructure project will protect the Duwamish River from stormwater pollution for the next century
Executive Constantine kicked off a major King County infrastructure project in Georgetown that will treat up to 70 million gallons of polluted stormwater that currently flows into Duwamish River during severe rainstorms. King County successfully competed for low-interest federal loans that will cover nearly half of the construction costs.

28
FEB

Pipeline construction to require temporary closure of 32nd Ave W
Beginning Thursday, March 1, King County sewer utility crews will temporarily close a portion of 32nd Avenue West in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood for about five weeks as part of a project to repair a damaged pipeline.

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