Natural Resources and Parks
Dockton dock and Tramp Harbor pier surveys topic of June community meetings
King County Parks is inviting residents to community meetings to learn about the findings from an online survey about recreational use of Vashon public docks.
Brightwater Center kicks off its summer events beginning in June
The whole family is invited to Brightwater Center this summer for a variety of all-ages events. Come take a tour of the treatment plant, learn how to install a rain garden or how to identify edible plants.
Snoqualmie River embankment repairs this summer ensures protection of highway, trail
Crews will soon begin maintenance along a stretch of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Trail users should expect closure of the trail section to run from June 1 to Oct. 31.
King County denies waste disposal permit for Shell facility at Terminal 5
King County's Industrial Waste Program will reject an application to permit the Alaska Venture Shell Facility to dispose of its wastewater into the County’s regional sewer system.
King County hosts annual meetings June 9 on the use of large wood in river and habitat projects
Attend King County's public meeting to learn more about the Snoqualmie, Cedar and Green river projects currently in the design or planning stages.
Ravensdale Park makeover brings versatile synthetic sports fields to growing community
Play ball! King County Parks, partners and residents celebrate new multi-sport fields at Ravensdale Park that are now open to the public.
Time running out to register for 6th-annual King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, May 31
King County Parks' Big Backyard 5K presented by Group Health is coming right up. Sign up today for this fun family event - and don't forget to bring your leashed pooch!
‘Rolling closures’ for work on King County’s Burke Gilman, Sammamish River trails
Crews will soon begin annual maintenance along the Burke Gilman and Sammamish River trails to ensure open sightlines and good drainage - and trail users should expect brief delays along trail sections.
Wastemobile brings household hazardous waste collection opportunity to Enumclaw, June 5-7
Visit the Wastemobile when it comes to Enumclaw to safely dispose of all household hazardous waste at no cost.
Celebrate National Trails Day in King County Parks’ newest park – Cougar/Squak Corridor
With the struggle won to preserve an irreplaceable slice of the Issaquah Alps, King County Parks and its partners invite everyone to enjoy the grand opening of Cougar/Squak Corridor Park.
Local industrial facilities earn recognition for environmental compliance
Commitment to business practices that protect regional water quality earned environmental awards for 72 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.
First Tech Movies@Marymoor offer adventure, romance, family favorites in summer line-up
From 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' to 'Big Hero 6,' the 11th-annual Movies@Marymoor offers a great line-up of summertime entertainment in King County's Marymoor Park.
Public invited to discuss uses for King County’s Cougar/Squak Corridor Park
Help King County Parks determine future uses for the new Cougar/Squak Corridor Park by sharing your ideas at a May 27 public meeting in Issaquah.
Students connect to local water systems at Brightwater’s Watershed Festival, May 18-19
More than 450 fourth-graders are expected to take part in the Watershed Festival at King County’s Brightwater Center in Woodinville, May 18-19. Students will gain a better understanding of how the water we use in our homes and schools relates to our water systems.
Partnership celebrates completion of major Snoqualmie River habitat restoration project
Partners in the Upper Carlson Floodplain Restoration project came together to celebrate completion of a multi-year effort to reconnect the Snoqualmie River to its old floodplain - creating dozens of acres of new fish and wildlife habitat, while maintaining flood protection for homes, roads and farmland.
Green River levee project community meeting set for June 8
Attend an open house June 8 in Kent to learn more about a project to improve flood protection along the Green River.
Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Kirkland, May 22-24
All King County 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 Kirkland, May 22-24.
Share your ideas for future work to protect people and habitat along the Cedar River
Share your experience with flooding on the Cedar River, and learn about planning efforts for restoration, recreation and public safety along the river corridor at May 18 meeting in Renton.
Sunny, warm weather on its way, and cold rivers, lakes, and Sound require caution
While warm, sunny days are expected across King County this weekend, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound remain dangerously cold, and health and safety officials urge caution around open water.
Important work along Snoqualmie River will protect state highway, regional trail
Repairing the Sinnema Quaale structure protects a state highway, fiber optic line and a King County regional trail from the Snoqualmie River's erosive forces.