Natural Resources and Parks
King County crews respond to sinkhole in Seattle’s Madison Valley
King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) crews and contractors are responding to a sinkhole that was reported earlier today, May 31, along 40th Avenue near East Olive Street in Seattle’s Madison Valley.
As weather heats up, King County urges caution around cold rivers, lakes, Sound
With sunny skies and temperatures possibly rising toward 80 degrees this weekend, King County officials urge everyone to be careful when heading out for fun on the water.
Garden product safety info now available through new Grow Smart, Grow Safe® app
Now there is an easy way for consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest to make smart choices in lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment: The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® app.
Wastemobile coming to Covington June 13-15, 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 second stop of the year in Covington, June 13-15.
Free workshop offers artists tips on reducing exposures to hazardous chemicals
Artists can learn how to reduce exposures to potentially harmful chemicals by attending a “Hidden Hazards in the Arts” workshop, Thursday, May 29, from 6-8 p.m. at the Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd Ave. S., Seattle.
Fifth-annual Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival June 7 at King County’s Duthie Hill Park
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance’s all-day Evergreen Mountain Bike Festival runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at King County’s Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah.
Still time to take part in 5th-annual King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, June 1 at Marymoor Park
It’s almost time to join with friends, family and fellow outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Group Health, Sunday, June 1 at Marymoor Park.
Ravensdale Park makeover to add multi-sport synthetic fields, community meadow
The second phase of a redevelopment of Ravensdale Park in Maple Valley will add two lit multi-sport synthetic fields, restrooms, a parking lot, a maintenance building, and a community meadow.
King County hosting two meetings June 10 on placing large wood in river projects
Learn more about projects planned by King County that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at either of two meetings scheduled for June 10 in Issaquah.
Wastemobile rolls in to Enumclaw, offers free household hazardous waste disposal, June 6-8
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 Enumclaw, June 6-8.
Celebrate ‘Bike to Work Day’ with King County Parks, May 16
Friday, May 16 is “Bike to Work Day,” and King County Parks will be on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Kenmore during the morning commute to thank all of those riders who are doing their part to reduce traffic congestion and cut tailpipe emissions.
Fire Council earns recognition for decade-long wildfire prevention
A wildfire that threatened a Carnation-area neighborhood more than a decade ago has had a positive and long-lasting effect on several forested King County communities.
Trail repair work requires brief closure of Preston-Snoqualmie Regional Trail, May 15
Repair work along King County Parks’ Preston-Snoqualmie Trail will require a brief closure of a short stretch of trail west of Snoqualmie on Thursday, May 15, from 7 a.m. to 12 noon.
Time running out to apply for King County ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention, Recycling’ list
Only a few weeks remain until the June 13 deadline to apply for recognition on King County’s annual Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling list for 2014.
Community celebrates new upgrades on King County’s Kirkland Pump Station
After three years of construction, upgrades to King County’s Kirkland Pump Station are now completed. County officials and local dignitaries gathered today to celebrate this achievement that will provide safe, reliable wastewater operations for the City of Kirkland’s growing population.
Bacteria-sniffing canines help track sources of contamination in Kirkland’s Juanita Creek and Seattle’s Thornton Creek
The City of Kirkland Public Works Department and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks are trying to solve a mystery of sorts and have “called in the dogs” to help.
La campaña de reciclaje de King County para la comunidad Latina ‘Recicla más. ¡Es facilísimo!’ recibe un gran reconocimiento por sus esfuerzos educativos
La campaña de educación de King County que fomenta la participación del público hispanoparlante en el reciclaje ha sido homenajeada como el ‘Reciclador del año’ por la Asociación de Reciclaje del Estado de Washington. (WSRA)
Community invited to learn about construction activities in Magnolia
King County is hosting two public meetings to answer questions about construction on a sewer improvement project near Smith Cove Park in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood.
Snoqualmie River habitat restoration project includes work to protect nearby homes, roads
A major project that gets under way this summer to restore fish and wildlife habitat along the Snoqualmie River downstream of Fall City will also maintain flood protection for nearby homes and roads.
King County ‘Recicla mas’ Spanish-language recycling campaign earns top outreach honor
King County Solid Waste Division's outreach campaign encouraging recycling to the Spanish-speaking public has been honored as "Recycler of the Year" by the Washington State Recycling Association (WSRA).