Natural Resources and Parks
Quick response by King County employees after Puget Sound water quality data buoy mishap
King County Environmental Laboratory employees are looking into how a water quality data collection buoy came loose from its mooring before washing ashore along West Seattle on June 29.
Wastemobile coming to Snoqualmie July 11-13, offers free household hazardous waste disposal
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 its one and only stop this year in Snoqualmie, July 11-13.
Learn about additional security and protection at Discovery Park beach tour, June 28
Visitors to Discovery Park’s beach and lighthouse may notice increased security patrols and stricter parking enforcement this summer.
Building a farm-to-plate pipeline to better connect local farmers and communities
King County Executive Dow Constantine has launched a Local Food Economy Initiative designed to get more locally grown, healthy, and affordable food to kitchen tables and restaurants.
Comments welcome on trail proposal for King County Parks’ Black Diamond Open Space
King County Parks wants to hear from the public about recommendations for developing a network of trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, walking and running on a portion of Black Diamond Open Space.
King County Parks Foundation named a supported cause of 2014 Marymoor Park Summer Concert Series
A new partnership between Seattle-based Laird Norton Wealth Management, Marymoor Park Concert Series promoter AEG Live and King County Parks is music to the ears of the King County Parks Foundation and park lovers alike.
King County Parks to ease the parking squeeze with 74-space lot at Duthie Hill Park
King County Parks is ready to build a new 74-vehicle parking lot at Duthie Hill Park that will serve as the park’s main trailhead and greatly expand parking for the increasingly popular mountain bike park.
Asphalt repair, paving means minor delays for Sammamish River Trail users, June 16-19
A King County Parks crew will repair and repave portions of a one-mile stretch of the Sammamish River Trail near Redmond next week, leading to minor delays for trail users.
Get an early jump on summer with great activities at King County Parks
From trail runs, live music and more, King County Parks is revving up for a full summer of great entertainment and recreation options.
Tree thinning and harvest for forest health at two King County sites on Vashon-Maury Island
To help grow healthier forests, King County will selectively thin 38 acres of young, over-crowded Douglas fir trees, and also to harvest 20 acres of mature and dying alder trees from the 409-acre Island Center Forest on Vashon Island. In addition, 55 acres of overcrowded Douglas fir trees will be thinned at Dockton Forest on Maury Island.
Wastemobile coming to Bothell June 27-29, offers free household hazardous waste disposal
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 its third stop of the year in Bothell, June 27-29.
Nail salon to get first EnviroStars certification for healthier products, better environment
By using safer products and improving air quality for employees and customers, a Bellevue nail salon has become the first to receive EnviroStars Program certification as a Healthy Nail Salon.
King County hosts June 23 meeting to discuss new bioretention swales in May Creek area
King County is working to improve water quality in the May Creek watershed for the benefit of all.
Celebrate National Trails Day, June 7, with King County Parks – Your Big Backyard
Ride, hike or volunteer and join King County Parks in celebrating National Trails Day this Saturday, June 7.
King County Green Schools Program honors 34 schools for resource conservation
Schools and even entire school districts are cutting waste, conserving resources, and reducing costs through the King County Green Schools Program.