Natural Resources and Parks
To reduce vandalism and increase emergency access at Discovery Park, parking will be strictly enforced
In response to community members, King County and the City of Seattle will step up parking enforcement at Discovery Park beginning April 6 to help prevent vandalism and ensure emergency access.
Registration now open for 2015 Brightwater summer camps
King County has partnered with the nonprofit organizations IslandWood and Friends of the Hidden River to offer summer day camp programs at Brightwater Center for elementary and junior high school students.
King County launches online forum to gather public input on climate action
King County Executive Dow Constantine is asking for your thoughts about climate change and how local government can best confront this issue that has such far-reaching impacts.
Maury gravel mine restoration continues as King County removes portion of razor wire-topped fencing
A vestige of a Maury Island gravel mine’s past is no more, as King County crews this week removed a section of tall fencing that included strings of razor wire.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, April 3-5
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 travels to Redmond, April 3-5.
Celebrate the installation of new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle, March 21
Come enjoy the first day of spring and celebrate the installation of four new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle with free, family-friendly activities.
Heavy rainstorm leads to overflow at Sweyolocken Pump Station in Bellevue
A strong rainstorm caused a mechanical issue Sunday evening at a King County wastewater pump station in Bellevue, resulting in a 21-minute overflow into Lake Washington.
Strong rainstorm leads to manhole overflow in Bothell
Crews with King County’s clean-water utility responded quickly early Monday morning to a wastewater overflow from a manhole on the North Creek Interceptor, a major regional sewer line in service since 1970.
Help shape King County’s plan to address stormwater by reviewing, commenting online
Every year, King County updates its work plan for addressing stormwater runoff, drainage issues and water pollution problems and shares the information in a Stormwater Management Program Plan, which is now available for review and comment.
Celebrate spring with Brightwater Center’s upcoming events
The Islandwood programs at Brightwater Center feature activities for all ages including hands-on nature art projects, outdoor exploring, science experiments, tours and presentations.
King County sets March 14 for Lake Sammamish Willowmoor project update
King County hosts a public meeting on Saturday, March 14 in Redmond to share updated information about a project to reconfigure the transition zone between the Sammamish River and Lake Sammamish through Marymoor Park.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection coming March 13 to Covington
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 first top of the year in Covington, March 13-15.
Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to recognize the leaders, educators and advocates whose everyday actions help save the planet through the Earth Heroes at School program.