Natural Resources and Parks
‘From Mt. Si to Wild Sky’ watershed poster features local contest winner
The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum has just released its 2015 Snoqualmie Watershed poster, featuring the winning entry from last summer’s photography contest, “Focus on the Snoqualmie.” The poster is free while supplies last.
Conservation land purchase to enhance access at popular Mailbox Peak trailhead
The purchase of 82 acres of timberland neighboring the Middle Fork of the Snoqualmie River will ensure more room to roam in the popular Mailbox Peak trailhead area.
State appellate court upholds King County damages award
On Monday, the Washington State Court of Appeals affirmed a 2012 jury verdict awarding King County $144 million in damages and attorney’s fees after finding a Brightwater tunneling contractor defaulted on key contractual obligations.
King County’s innovative partnership with Seattle to fuel smart growth and save farmland wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from state
In announcing the award, the state Department of Commerce described the Transfer of Development Rights partnership between King County and Seattle as one of the best examples of successful planning in the 25 years since passage of the state Growth Management Act. In only two years, King County has sold $2 million worth of development rights to Seattle developers and protected 12 farms totaling 900 acres. And that’s only the start.