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October

31
OCT

Sixth-annual GoGreen Seattle Conference seeks speakers, presentations for event, April 30
GoGreen Seattle has released an official Call for Proposals to shape the sixth-annual sustainability event, April 30, 2015 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.

29
OCT

Recreation areas reopen following storm-related wastewater overflows
Recreation areas that were closed as a precaution following storm-related wastewater overflows last Saturday night are now reopen to the public.

29
OCT

Lowman Beach reopened following storm-related wastewater overflows
Lowman Beach is now reopen after being closed as a precaution following a storm-related wastewater overflow last Saturday.

28
OCT

Brightwater Treatment Plant hosts first-responder training drills, Nov. 4-7
A four-day training exercise at King County’s Brightwater Treatment Plant will provide local firefighters with valuable hands-on technical rescue training.

26
OCT

Storm leads to power outages, overflows at two Eastside pump station
A strong windstorm knocked out power that led to overflows at King County's Murray and Richmond Beach pump stations.

26
OCT

Windstorm power outages affect two King County pump stations
A strong windstorm knocked out power that led to overflows at King County's Murray and Richmond Beach pump stations.

16
OCT

Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 25
Fall begins at Brightwater Center with “Ecotober,” a month-long sustainability series with events that highlight fun and learning for the whole family.

15
OCT

Vashon forest stewardship workshop Oct. 25 for healthy forests, beautiful homes
Vashon Island forestland owners, architects and home builders can learn how using locally grown, locally milled wood supports woodland stewardship that creates healthy forests and beautiful homes at a free workshop, Oct. 25.

13
OCT

Four King County dry cleaners get financial help for upgrading to safer cleaning
Four dry cleaners in King County have received $15,000 grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) to help them purchase dry cleaning machines that use safer cleaning solvents.

10
OCT

County leaders: Guard against complacency, prepare now for upcoming flood season
With mild flood seasons for three consecutive winters and sunny weather for the first third of October, King County leaders are concerned that people living in flood-prone areas could become complacent.

10
OCT

King County public meeting for Lake Allen flooding remedy update set for Oct. 29
Lake Allen community residents on the Sammamish Plateau can learn about King County’s ongoing work to reduce persistent flooding in the area at an Oct. 29 public meeting.

10
OCT

Celebrating 25th anniversary, traveling Wastemobile makes final stop in Bothell, Oct. 24-26
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 final stop of the year, Oct. 24-26, in Bothell.

9
OCT

Overnight sewer utility work scheduled at Lowman Beach Park on Oct. 10
King County sewer utility crews are scheduled to work overnight at Lowman Beach Park on Friday, Oct. 10, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

7
OCT

Celebrating 25th anniversary, Wastemobile collects household hazardous waste in Duvall, Oct. 17-19
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 of the year in Duvall, Oct. 17-19.

6
OCT

Learning farm to host community potluck celebration
Community members are invited to join CitySoil Farm in celebrating four years of successful urban agriculture. The farm will be providing public tours and other activities for the whole family.

6
OCT

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.

3
OCT

Come see how to install a rain garden at free event Oct. 11
Seattle residents who are interested installing rain gardens or cisterns can meet with contractors at a free event Oct. 11 in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.

3
OCT

Learn about flood risk reduction solutions for South Fork Snoqualmie River, Oct. 15
The King County Flood Control District hosts a public meeting next month to discuss the near-term and long-term needs and solutions for managing flood risks on the South Fork Snoqualmie River.