Natural Resources and Parks
King County hosts July 11 meeting to help Vashon residents learn of wildfire risks and reduce those threats to property
Vashon-Maury Island residents can learn how to minimize the risks of wildfire to homes and property at a July 11 seminar featuring professional foresters and representatives from Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Redmond, July 19-21
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, July 19-21.
Ferris Bueller opens the BECU Outdoor Movies@Marymoor Park summer series on July 10
The BECU Movies@Marymoor outdoor cinema series at King County’s Marymoor Park kicks off its 15th season on July 10 with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The dog friendly events run weekly through August 28 and feature food trucks, entertainment, vendors and movies under the stars.
King County hosts meetings on sea level rise and proposed updates to Comprehensive Plan
King County will host two meetings July 2 and July 18 on Vashon Island to provide information about sea level rise and proposed updates to King County’s Comprehensive Plan, respectively.
Environmental cleanup at Maury Island Natural Area begins this summer
King County is scheduled to begin a 10-year environmental cleanup project at Maury Island Natural Area later this summer. The first phase will focus on capping contaminated soil on backcountry trails and access roads. Some trail and access road segments will be temporarily closed to the public while work is underway, but the park will remain open. King County is currently soliciting contractor bids for the first phase of cleanup work.
King County Green Schools Program recognizes 89 schools, 2 districts for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation. In 2019, a record number of schools were recognized as King County Green Schools, and over 300 K-12 schools across King County have benefited from the program.
Industrial facilities recognized for commitment to environmental compliance in 2018
Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 58 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.
Update: King County’s Cedar Falls recycling and solid waste disposal facility to reopen June 21
The King County Solid Waste Division’s Cedar Falls Drop Box will reopen June 21 and return to its regular schedule as crews complete maintenance to the facility.
Foothills Trail construction project underway to close gap in 22-mile-long recreational trail in King-Pierce counties
The gap is narrowing in a planned 22-mile-long recreational trail through King and Pierce counties with a new project that got underway today to complete a mile-long portion of the Foothills Trail in Enumclaw.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Snoqualmie, June 28-30
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 the Snoqualmie, June 28-30.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Bothell, June 21-23
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 the Bothell, June 21-23.
King County’s Cedar Falls recycling and solid waste disposal facility closed until June 19 for maintenance
The King County Solid Waste Division’s Cedar Falls Drop Box is expected to reopen June 19 following maintenance work at the solid waste and recycling site.
King County Executive, Council proclaim ‘Orca Action Month’ to highlight Salish Sea icons’ need for clean water, healthy habitat
Proclaiming June as “Orca Action Month” in King County, Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles are urging everyone to take simple, everyday actions that help improve stormwater quality for the benefit of people, of the Salish Sea, and for the iconic but imperiled orcas.
King County hosts annual meetings on using large wood in river projects, June 12 and 13
Learn about upcoming King County projects that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at public meetings scheduled for June 12 and June 13 in Issaquah and on Mercer Island.
CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration returns Aug. 17 to Marymoor Park with great food, live music and more
CHOMP! returns to King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, showcasing local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family – and it's absolutely FREE. Music performers this year include legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, The Black Tones, Caspar Babypants, Eli Rosenblatt and more.
King County offering new grant opportunities for projects to help prevent commercial food waste
From food rescue to anaerobic digestion, the King County Solid Waste Division is making grant funding available for innovative projects that prevent or reduce food waste generated by the commercial sector.
National ‘Secure Your Load Day’ campaign urges everyone in King County to do their part, improve road safety
June 6 is “Secure Your Load Day,” and King County encourages everyone to properly secure their loads to help save lives, keep roadways safe and clean, and avoid fees.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Covington, June 7-9
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 the Kent-Covington area, June 7-9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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