Natural Resources and Parks
Celebrate clean water with the completion of King County’s Kirkland Pump Station, May 13
The public is invited to join city leaders and elected officials to celebrate the completion of King County’s pump station in downtown Kirkland.
Sewer upgrades prompt traffic detours in the North Beach/Blue Ridge neighborhood
Construction on a new pollution control facility will mean up to a year of traffic detours for North Beach/Blue Ridge neighbors and park visitors.
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.
Rebuilt Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station earns LEED platinum green building rating
King County’s redeveloped Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station was designed and built with sustainability in mind, and the U.S. Green Building Council has now certified Bow Lake with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.
First Tech Movies@Marymoor schedule offers outdoor flicks, cirque performers, food trucks, more
Big screen movies, cirque performers, movie trivia and the region’s best food trucks will be on hand at King County’s Marymoor Park this summer for the First Tech Movies@Marymoor presented by Overlake Medical Clinics.
Get info on RainWise rebates at the Northwest Green Home Tour, April 26
Join King County staff at the Northwest Green Home Tour on April 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to learn about the financial and environmental benefits of the RainWise Program.
Earth Day 2014: King County puts focus on individual actions to combat climate change
Pointing out that climate change is already being felt locally, Executive Constantine proclaims April 22 Earth Action Day in King County.
King County honoring its Earth Heroes
Students, parents, teachers and other school employees who have shown a strong commitment to the environment through ongoing actions in and out of the classroom will be honored at King County’s annual Earth Heroes at School ceremony in May.
Applications for Lower Duwamish Green Grants accepted through June 2
King County is again offering grants to fund small-scale environmental projects that support the cleanup and protection of the Lower Duwamish Waterway and nearby neighborhoods.
Celebrate Earth Week with King County and learn how to help confront climate change
With Earth Day just around the corner (April 22), King County is helping residents learn how they can join the effort to combat climate change.
Local celebrities speak out on environment
In two new short videos from the King County EcoConsumer public education program, 15 well-known and accomplished local folks share their views on why environmental protection matters to them, what they do about it personally, and what you can do.
King County Parks wins top award for unique, eco-friendly cargo camping container
When was the last time your camping experience included staying in an award-winning repurposed cargo container?
Popular Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns to King County Parks
The SCOTT Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns for a 12th season to King County Parks’ Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park in May with a wider variety of race options than ever before through beautiful forestland that’s just minutes away from Bellevue, Seattle, and many other parts of King County.
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.
King County continues ongoing dialogue with landfill neighbors at April 23 meeting
King County has been meeting with the neighbors of its Cedar Hills Regional Landfill since the mid-1980s in order to keep them up to date with landfill activities, provide citizens with an opportunity to offer feedback, and to share ideas for improving operations.
Apply now for King County ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ list
King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list is accepting applications for 2014.
Construction on North Sammamish stretch of East Lake Sammamish Trail starts April 21
The gap is shrinking in King County’s 175-mile regional trail system, as King County Parks begins construction on improvements to the North Sammamish segment of the East Lake Sammamish (ELST).
King County seeks public input for stormwater management program update
Stormwater – rain and snowmelt that flows off roofs, pavement and packed soils, and collects pollutants along the way – is ranked as the top source of toxic pollution to Puget Sound and to the region’s rivers and streams.
City People’s Garden Store first in King County to commit not to sell invasive plants, noxious weeds
City People's Garden Store in Seattle is taking seriously its commitment to the environment by pledging to stop selling any of the invasive plants or noxious weeds that appear on King County's Noxious Weed and plants of Concern lists, and urged other companies to do the same.
Wastemobile comes to Des Moines, offers free household hazardous waste disposal, April 25-27
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes a stop in Des Moines.