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October

31
OCT

Tolt River rises to Phase II flood alert level; King County monitoring conditions on all rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Tolt River this morning, as rain-swollen rivers continue to rise across the county.

31
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase III flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase III flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with the potential for moderate and widespread flooding today in the Snoqualmie Valley.

30
OCT

Green River Trail paving requires closure to trail segment through Kent
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

30
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor flooding on Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 after several hours of heavy rain brought minor to moderate flooding to the Snoqualmie and Tolt rivers.

28
OCT

Solid credit ratings, favorable market conditions lower borrowing costs for sewer utility ratepayers
Solid credit ratings and favorable financial market conditions continue to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. On Monday, the County secured $105 million in funding at the lowest borrowing cost since the 1960s.

26
OCT

New recycling and solid waste transfer station for south King County moves one step closer
Efforts will move forward this fall to replace King County’s 50-year-old solid waste transfer station in Algona with a modern recycling and transfer station in south King County.

22
OCT

Short detour coming to Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park for hazardous tree removal
Beginning Oct. 26, King County Parks will set up temporary detours around segments of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park while crews begin removing 40 hazardous Lombardy Poplar trees.

16
OCT

Ongoing maintenance of Green River levees requires occasional closures to riverside trail
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

15
OCT

King County to use its award-winning employee wellness program to support local farmers
King County will build upon the success of its award-winning wellness program by providing its 13,000 employees and their families with an incentive to purchase fruits and vegetables from local farmers. It’s an example of how Executive Dow Constantine is working to reduce the County’s healthcare costs, improve employee health, and promote greater demand for local produce.

13
OCT

Access restored to mountain biking trails during Tokul Creek Trestle rehab work
While King County Parks’ Snoqualmie Valley Trail remains closed for the next several months near the Tokul Creek Trestle as the old bridge undergoes a major rehabilitation, access has been conditionally restored to the network of nearby mountain-biking trails that had been inaccessible during the initial construction closure.

12
OCT

Wastemobile - roving household hazardous waste collection ends year in Bothell, Oct. 23-25
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 its final stop of the year, Oct. 23-25 in Bothell.

9
OCT

Green River levee maintenance requires brief closures to portion of riverside trail
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

8
OCT

King County Parks invites community to review Eastside Rail Corridor trail alternatives
Residents will have the chance to weigh in on how King County Parks develops a new major regional trail within the Eastside Rail Corridor at a series of community open houses in October.

8
OCT

Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 17
Celebrate fall with family fun and free activities at Brightwater Center’s annual Ecotober event on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

5
OCT

Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Oct. 16-18
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 Carnation, Oct. 16-18.

2
OCT

King County Executive announces grants for youth sports projects that build stronger communities
Matching grants totaling $837,880 through the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program were announced today by Executive Dow Constantine.

2
OCT

Green River levee maintenance requires brief closures to portion of riverside trail
King County crews continue working along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This maintenance can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.

2
OCT

Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding
King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for the real possibility of flood emergencies this winter.

1
OCT

King County Parks, Maple Valley Rotary honor fabled community volunteer with picnic shelter
A new picnic shelter in Maple Valley, built to honor longtime community supporter Fred V. Habenicht, will soon be open to host community gatherings, family gatherings, and more.

1
OCT

King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for volunteers to serve on the Rural Forest Commission and advise the King County Executive and County Council on policies and programs pertaining to forest lands and forestry.