Natural Resources and Parks
Art installation recalls Cougar Mountain’s industrial past, while nurturing future
4Culture and the King County Parks and Recreation Division will present Black Forest [29,930,000 tons], a temporary land art installation created by Seattle-based artist Hans Baumann, at King County’s Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park near Newcastle in March. Funding for the project was provided by 4Culture, King County’s public arts agency.
Cedar River Trail closure coming Feb. 18-19 to repair damaged bridge
King County will make important safety repairs to a damaged bridge that carries the Cedar River Trail over the Cedar River near Maple Valley, requiring a two-day closure of the bridge and trail in mid-February.
King County seeks applications for Youth Sports Facilities grants
Whether it’s a rowing center, baseball field or skate park, in communities from Federal Way, Shoreline or North Bend, King County’s Youth Sports Facilities Grant Fund (YSFG) Program has helped build or renovate hundreds of public sports amenities at minimal taxpayer expense.
Fifth-annual King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, June 1, features live music, kids’ dash, more
Join with friends, family and fellow outdoor enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks - the Big Backyard 5K presented by Group Health, June 1 at Marymoor Park.
King County Flood District announces flood reduction grant program
The King County Flood Control District announced today that funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding will be available in 2014.
Learn how to recycle more through free King County program
More than half of what comes to King County's Cedar Hills Regional Landfill as "garbage" is actually recyclable material.
Learn about, and comment on long-term stewardship of Dockton Forest, Feb. 5
King County invites Vashon-Maury Island residents to attend a public meeting Feb. 5 to learn about and comment on forest stewardship recommendations for the long-term health of 120 acres of Dockton forestland.
Open house on Magnolia pollution control project takes place Jan. 30
People seeking information about upcoming construction on a King County pollution control project in Magnolia are invited to an open house.
Construction starts soon on Barton pollution control project in West Seattle
King County will host two public meetings for people seeking information about upcoming construction on a green stormwater infrastructure project in West Seattle’s Westwood and Sunrise Heights neighborhoods.
Sewer upgrades in Ballard bring temporary traffic detours starting Jan. 20
To enable the relining of an 80-year-old sewer line beneath the Lake Washington Ship Canal, a section of westbound Shilshole Avenue Northwest in Ballard will closed for four months beginning Jan. 20.
Free workshop on hidden hazards in the arts
Artists can learn about safer chemicals, storage and disposal at a free Hidden Hazards in the Arts workshop, sponsored by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP), and Northwest Driftwood Artists.
Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
King County wants to honor the very best students, teachers, staff, school volunteers, programs and even entire schools that contribute to student environmental education and environmental protection, through the County's Earth Heroes at School awards program.
Crews respond to power outages at the Barton and Murray pump stations
A strong storm overnight may have caused power outages at King County’s Barton and Murray pump stations in West Seattle.
Nourishing soil, nurturing life: Meet the people behind Loop®
The people who make resources from wastewater, and those who appreciate their efforts, will share first-hand experience with biosolids in a series of upcoming videos.
Keep King County clean and green - report illegal dumping
Illegal dumping can spread pests and disease, harm the environment, reduce property values and create public eyesores.
Convenient hazardous waste disposal available year-round in King County
With the holidays over and the new year just beginning, now is the perfect time to clean out the garage, basement or attic.