Natural Resources and Parks
Middle Fork Snoqualmie River flood risk reduction meeting Oct. 30 in North Bend
A community meeting and open house is set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, when King County can share information about flood and channel migration risks and how to reduce those risks to people and property along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River.
Honoring those who protect, restore, and interpret the places that tell our story: Executive Constantine announces 2018 John D. Spellman Award winners
Executive Dow Constantine honored the recipients of this year’s John D. Spellman Awards for historic preservation at a ceremony hosted in Auburn.
Annual flood protection work along White River begins Oct. 15 in Pacific
With flood season fast approaching, workers are preparing to close the gaps in the temporary flood barrier along the White River in Pacific Park to decrease the risk of flooding in nearby neighborhoods.
King County seeks applicants to fill six openings on WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
Six positions are open on the King County WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee, the County’s volunteer group that reviews and ranks grant proposals through the WaterWorks competitive grant program.
King County Parks invites community to review, comment on plans for Bellevue segment of Eastside Rail Corridor Trail
Attend an upcoming public open house to learn more and comment on proposed conceptual designs for the Wilburton portion of King County’s Eastside Rail Corridor Trail – including the historic Wilburton Trestle – in Bellevue.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection season ends in Bothell, Oct. 19-21
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, Oct. 19-21.
Want to enjoy an early autumn hike without having to drive? Trailhead Direct continuing through Oct. 27-28 weekend
Trailhead Direct – the popular transit-to-trails service co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks with additional funding from Seattle Department of Transportation, REI Co-op and Clif Bar and Company – will continue operating every weekend through October.
Washington’s new green business program marks first year with more than 116 recognized businesses in King County
EnviroStars, Washington state’s one-stop green business program celebrates first-year anniversary with 150 recognized green businesses on its roster.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Renton, Oct. 12-14
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Renton, Oct. 12-14.
Flood District repair project near Tolt-MacDonald Park begins Oct. 1; temporary trail closures expected
Repairs to a damaged levee along the Tolt River are about to get underway, and the work will require a temporary closure of a King County Trail south of Carnation.
King County wants the public’s help in determining future green stormwater infrastructure work in north-central Seattle
Share your priorities with King County to inform how and where to install green stormwater infrastructure investments by attending an upcoming open house or taking an online survey.
New campaign and webpage spread the message of how to ‘Recycle Right’
The Responsible Recycling Task Force in King County is starting a “Recycle Right” campaign to help inform the public about the importance of recycling right in response to recent changes in recycling markets. Additionally, King County has created a new webpage specifically devoted to showing how to recycle right.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, Oct. 5-7
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, Oct. 5-7.
King County Parks seeking community opinions about the future of its regional trails system
Give King County Parks your opinions about its regional trails system and what could be improved, and you could win a two-night stay at one of the fantastic yurts at Tolt-MacDonald Park.
Celebrate first RainWise stormwater system for a restaurant, Oct. 4 in White Center
Celebrate community and clean water at a public celebration of the first stormwater management system installed at a restaurant and sponsored by the RainWise Program on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Young’s Restaurant in White Center.
King County’s Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station earns ‘Best Project’ award from Engineering News Record Northwest
The King County Solid Waste Division earned local honors for its newest recycling and transfer station, which advances the division’s commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams
Salmon are coming home to spawn in King County’s rivers and streams – find details on where to watch these Pacific Northwest icons on the Salmon SEEson website.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Burien, Sept. 21-23
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Burien, Sept. 21-23.
New solid waste disposal rate to support facility upgrades, service improvements and low-income discount
A solid waste disposal rate that includes a discounted fee for qualifying low-income customers has won unanimous support from the King County Council. The new rate, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019, supports facility upgrades and expanded recycling services while helping low-income customers better afford the basic costs of living, including essential county services.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, Sept. 14-16
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Bothell, Sept. 14-16.
Learn about planned Island Center Forest health work at Sept. 18 public presentation, upcoming forest walk
King County wants to improve the health of Island Center Forest by selectively thinning mature trees from a small portion of Vashon Island’s largest public forestland – and the public is invited to a Sept. 18 presentation and upcoming forest walk to learn more about what’s proposed.
Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 13-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
Island Center Forest on Vashon Island will have a limited deer-hunting season, Oct. 13-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of King County Parks-managed forestland.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Kent, Sept. 7-9
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Covington area, Sept. 7-9.
King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects
From planting trees to removing graffiti, there are a number of King County neighborhood improvement projects available for funding through the Community Service Area grant program.
King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant celebrates another year of perfect permit compliance
King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant earned the coveted “Outstanding Performance Award” for perfect compliance with strict state and federal environmental permitting standards in 2017. The Washington State Department of Ecology manages the annual award program that honors treatment plants across the state for operational excellence and dedication to water quality protection.
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