Skip to main content
Most King County offices will be closed on Monday, for Indigenous Peoples' Day.  
King County logo


Natural Resources and Parks
Public Affairs

2016 DNRP news releases


Natural Resources and Parks is the first King County department to be carbon neutral, achieving Executive's goal a year early
The Department of Natural Resources and Parks is King County’s first agency to achieve an ambitious goal set by Executive Constantine to make its operations and purchases carbon neutral.


King County’s bond sale saves ratepayers millions
Excellent credit ratings and continued favorable financial market conditions combine to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. On Sept. 12, the County sold $500 million of sewer revenue bonds, essentially re-financing its debt to save $104 million over the next 33 years.


Forterra, King County, Seattle Foundation join forces to conserve rural park land
Anonymous donor bequeaths $392,000 to Seattle Foundation to secure parks lands for open space, passive recreation and wildlife habitat in King County.


New name for Cougar Mountain trailhead honors open space advocate Harvey Manning
A trailhead at King County Parks’ Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park has been renamed to honor Harvey Manning, noted open space preservationist and prolific hiking guidebook author, whose advocacy led to the creation of King County’s largest park.


Executive: One Million Trees partnership will combat climate change, help neighborhoods
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a new partnership to plant a million trees by the end of 2020. The One Million Trees campaign is aimed at combatting climate change while improving neighborhoods and communities countywide.


'Farm King County' is an online toolbox to help our region’s farm economy grow
Farm King County, a new web-based resource announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine will help local farmers and other agricultural businesses succeed and improve our home-grown food system.


King County-Cities Climate Collaboration wins national 2016 Climate Leadership Award
Innovative and collaborative local government efforts to reduce carbon pollution and confront climate change have earned the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration, or K4C, one of 17 national leadership awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Watershed partners celebrate 10 years of salmon recovery efforts; look to next decade
Partnerships in three highly populated watersheds mark a decade of environmental work to save salmon and reflect on the importance of collaboration and long-term commitment.


Seattle-area watershed partners celebrate 10 years of salmon recovery efforts, plan for the next decade
Discussions at the 2016 Salmon Summit focus on how to increase chinook salmon populations in Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and the Cedar River


King County bond refinancing saves $65 million 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, a bond refinancing of $281.5 will yield about $65 million in savings over the next 25 years.