Natural Resources and Parks
King County buys threatened Snoqualmie Valley farmland, plans to return land to farming
Nearly 200 acres of rich Snoqualmie Valley farmland that was recently threatened with development is now officially owned by King County and will be returned to farming.
Energy-efficiency reaps rewards for sewer utility ratepayers
King County will protect regional water quality while reducing energy consumption at the South Treatment Plant in Renton thanks in part to a generous grant from Puget Sound Energy.
Major flood protection project completed along Green River
With the completion of the largest in-river flood protection project in the six-year history of the King County Flood Control District, hundreds of homes and businesses near the Green River in Auburn now have enhanced flood protection for this flood season - and for decades to come.
Updated King County green building policy tops in nation for facility sustainability, performance
All King County government construction and major renovation projects must strive to achieve the top national green construction rating under an ordinance proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and unanimously approved today by the Metropolitan King County Council
Marine habitat restoration work in Green-Duwamish watershed key to chinook recovery
Across the Green River watershed, habitat restoration projects are under way in a coordinated effort to half the native chinook salmon's long and steady decline toward extinction.