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Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release caps off strong year for ‘little red fish’
While full-fledged, basin-wide recovery of native Sammamish kokanee salmon might not be here yet, partners of the Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group have good reason to celebrate the recent and remarkable turnaround in kokanee salmon numbers.


King County honors 12 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
This Earth Day, King County honored a dozen of the leading businesses, organizations and individuals for their commitment to protecting the natural environment, teaching environmental stewardship in their community, or advocating for preservation and conservation.


King County awarded $14.7 million in legal fees in Brightwater suit
In an order issued this afternoon on King County’s post-trial motion in the lawsuit against joint venture contractor Vinci/Parsons/Frontier-Kemper, the court awarded King County $14.7 million for its attorneys fees and costs.


Agreement ushers in final phase of King County’s pollution control program
An agreement with federal agencies marks the final phase in King County’s long-term plan to protect regional waterways from overflows of stormwater and sewage that occur during heavy rains.


Executive Constantine announces creation of new King County Parks Foundation with $75,000 gift from Laird Norton Wealth Management in honor of Parks’ 75th anniversary
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new King County Parks Foundation in partnership with Laird Norton Wealth Management based on an initial gift of $75,000 and a goal of raising $7.5 million for legacy projects over the next decade.


King County honoring its Earth Heroes
Students, parents, teahers and staff members who practice a commitment to the environment in the classroom and beyond will be honored by King County Executive Dow Constantine at the County's annual Earth Heroes at School ceremony later this month.