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2014 DNRP news releases


Green/Duwamish video highlights beauty, fragility of the watershed
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum has released a video, "Green the Green," to raise awareness about protecting this vital watershed.


Infrastructure report offers roadmap to an affordable, sustainable future
If utility managers, transportation planners, scientists and politicians can agree on one thing, it is that American infrastructure is aging.


Study evaluates promising technology to aid Lower Duwamish Superfund Cleanup
A six-year pilot study that begins this month will test the effectiveness of activated carbon as a tool to clean up historic contamination in Lower Duwamish Waterway sediment.


Work underway to replace aging, undersized Factoria Transfer Station with better facility
Some things get better with age, but not solid waste transfer stations. Work is now underway to replace King County’s 1960’s-era Factoria Transfer Station in Bellevue with a larger, more efficient facility offering numerous recycling opportunities and benefits to customers and the environment.


Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray announce Green/Duwamish Watershed Strategy for cleaner air, land and water
Building upon the more than $1 billion already invested or committed for investment by King County and Seattle for cleanup of the Green/Duwamish River watershed, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today announced an ambitious strategy that will coordinate work by governments, nonprofits, and businesses to improve the health of the 500 square mile watershed.


Interior Secretary Jewell pitches in with Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration
The ongoing work of restoring imperiled Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon received high-profile assistance today, when Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined King County Executive Dow Constantine and other partners of the Kokanee Work Group at their fifth-annual juvenile fish release.


Waste-to-energy system to supply renewable electricity, heat at West Point Treatment Plant
King County’s West Point Treatment Plant is making a powerful example of waste recycling.The plant is now operating a new cogeneration system that turns digester gas generated during the treatment process into electricity and heat.


Final acquisition set for Squak Mountain forest, with King County-The Trust for Public Land accord
A public celebration is set to commemorate preservation of 226 acres of high-quality forestland in the Issaquah Alps - the result of a partnership between King county and The Trust for Public Land.