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15
SEP

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal with visit to Burien, Sept. 17-19
King County residents can 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. 17-19.

17
AUG

Learn about the environmental and community benefits of King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station during Aug. 25 virtual open house
Learn more about King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station at a virtual open house on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m. Ask questions and provide input on design of the facility, which will replace the 1960s-era Algona Transfer Station and offer an array of recycling services, hazardous waste disposal, sustainable building features, public art, and other community benefits when it opens in 2025.

16
AUG

King County Parks cancels Aug. 21 food celebration CHOMP! to protect health as delta variant COVID-19 cases surge
With COVID-19 cases surging across the region due to the highly contagious delta variant, King County Parks is prioritizing the safety of the community and has made the decision to cancel CHOMP!, the family- and kid-friendly hometown celebration of locally grown food and entertainment was scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 21, at King County’s Marymoor Park.

16
AUG

Bond refinancing, strong credit, lead to $90 million in ratepayer savings for King County’s sewer utility
Strong credit ratings and favorable financial market conditions continue to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. The County recently issued $565 million in sewer revenue bonds that will save $90 million over the next 26 years.

10
AUG

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Bothell, Aug. 20-22
Northeast King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner, and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, Aug. 20-22.

9
AUG

King County youth sports grants improve access to programs and facilities, building stronger, healthier communities
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced more than $2.38 million in funding for youth and amateur sports programs that will increase access for much-needed recreational opportunities across the county – with particular emphasis on enhancing programs for underserved groups and communities.

6
AUG

Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 16 – 31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
While Island Center Forest will be open for deer hunting during an abbreviated season in October, the King County Parks-managed forestland will not be part of the special August deer-hunting season on private land on Vashon-Maury Island that was recently established by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

6
AUG

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Carnation, Aug. 13-15
Northeast King County 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 2021 season with a stop in Carnation, Aug. 13-15.

4
AUG

King County offers 50% discount on surface water management fee for qualifying low-income property owners
Qualifying low-income property owners in unincorporated King County could be eligible for a 50% discount on the annual surface water management fee on their property, which helps protect public health and safety, and improves water quality for fish and wildlife.

2
AUG

Learn about a potential location for the new transfer station that will offer convenient service in northeast King County
King County’s Solid Waste Division is considering a new site in Woodinville as a potential location for its Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station project, which will provide the community with convenient recycling and waste services for decades to come. Learn more about the site and offer input to the project Siting Advisory Group at a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 9.

20
JUL

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Des Moines, July 23-25
King County 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 2021 season with a stop in Des Moines, July 23-25.

15
JUL

Repair of vandalism on Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell requires emergency closure of Wayne Tunnel from July 19-22
King County Parks will close the “Wayne Tunnel” on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell daily on July 19 – 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to repair recent vandalism that destroyed the tunnel’s lighting and created unsafe conditions for trail visitors.

14
JUL

Tickets on sale now for August BECU Drive-in Movies at King County’s Marymoor Park
Tickets for the BECU drive-in movies at King County’s Marymoor Park are on sale now for movie nights in August. Tickets are available at MoviesatMarymoor.com.

9
JUL

Share your ideas to make access to King County parks, trails, and natural areas more equitable
King County Parks, The Wilderness Society and ECOSS have partnered to create an online survey, available through July 22, for the public to share thoughts on improving access to parks, trails, and natural areas in King County, particularly in underserved communities.

9
JUL

King County, Duvall to share plans for controlling spread of fast-growing aquatic weed in Lake Rasmussen at July 21 open house
King County noxious weed experts and the City of Duvall are hosting an open house on July 21 to share with the community plans for controlling Egeria – a quick spreading aquatic noxious weed discovered growing in Lake Rasmussen last year.

9
JUL

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Redmond, July 16-18
King County 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 2021 season with a stop in Redmond, July 16-18.

6
JUL

CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration, returns Aug. 21 to Marymoor Park
Learn about what’s fresh in King County and join us for a full-day of food-centric fun with local farmers, activities, live music, food vendors and more at CHOMP! Aug. 21, at Marymoor Park.

30
JUN

King County hosts online presentation of projects using large wood in rivers and creeks to reduce flood risks, restore habitat
Learn about upcoming King County projects on the Cedar, Green and Snoqualmie rivers, and Issaquah Creek that use large wood to reduce flood risks, restore floodplains and improve habitat in an online presentation July 13.

30
JUN

King County seasonal water quality monitoring program at popular lake swimming beaches helps protect public health
Sign up today to receive free alerts about the water quality at your favorite lake beaches in King County. King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Program tests water quality at 27 beaches to help protect the health of people going in the water. Sign up at kingcounty.gov/SwimBeach.

30
JUN

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Snoqualmie, July 9-11
King County 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 2021 season with a stop in Snoqualmie, July 9-11.

11
JUN

Transfer station customers required to prove they live or work in King County’s service area starting June 16
Beginning June 16, King County Solid Waste Division will require self-haul customers visiting its transfer stations to verify they live or do business within King County’s 37-city and unincorporated service area, which excludes the cities of Seattle and Milton.

9
JUN

Tickets on sale June 10 for June 30 – July 29 BECU Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park
Tickets for the BECU drive-in movies at King County’s Marymoor Park go on sale June 10 for movie nights from June 30 through July 29. Tickets will be available at MoviesatMarymoor.com.

4
JUN

On ‘Secure Your Load Day’ King County reminds motorists to improve road safety by tying down materials
Sunday, June 6, is “Secure Your Load Day,” and the King County Solid Waste Division encourages everyone to properly secure materials in their vehicles to keep roadways safe, avoid fees and prevent litter.

28
MAY

Safety upgrades coming soon as work gets underway on final segment of old interim East Lake Sammamish Trail
Safety and accessibility upgrades are coming to a 1.7-mile-long stretch of the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Sammamish, as construction crews convert the last remaining segment of the old interim trail into a final master planned trail with a wide paved surface and other improvements.

27
MAY

Use caution around cold rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound as warmer weather arrives this Memorial Day weekend
Sunny and warmer weather is expected to bring residents to area rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound this long Memorial Day weekend, and King County officials urge everyone to be safe and aware of cold-water temperatures.

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