Natural Resources and Parks
Grants help salmon habitat work, programs in Lake Washington-Cedar-Sammamish watershed
More than $2.3 million in grant funding from the King County Flood Control District will help protect and restore habitat in the greater Lake Washington watershed, where efforts continue to restore depleted salmon populations.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, Oct. 6-8
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Redmond, Oct. 6-8.
New waste acceptance rules at county recycling and transfer stations take effect Sept. 14
New waste acceptance rules at King County recycling and transfer stations are now in effect, and customers are encouraged to take advantage of County services to properly dispose of potentially hazardous waste, such as compressed gas tanks, fluorescent light ballasts, and medical sharps.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Burien, Sept. 22-24
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Burien, Sept. 22-24.
Improvements, upgrades strengthen West Point Treatment Plant operations
King County continues making substantial progress on upgrades and improvements at West Point Treatment Plant, with all remaining repairs scheduled for completion by the end of 2017 at a substantially lower cost than originally projected. The plant has been fully operational and treating wastewater to required levels since May 12 following an early February equipment failure and flood. Insurance will cover repair costs minus a $250,000 deductible.
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers, streams
Several Pacific salmon species have begun returning from the open ocean to streams across King County to spawn - and the 'Salmon SEEson' program offers tips about the best locations to see and learn about these amazing icons of the Pacific Northwest.
Apostolic Faith Church is going RainWise, encourages others to do the same at Sept. 24 event
Celebrate community and clean water at a public rain garden celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Apostolic Faith Church in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m.
King County seeks public comment on continued Island Center Forest deer hunt
King County Parks wants to hear from the community about continuing a limited deer-hunting season at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, where the roughly two-week-long seasons have occurred for each of the past six years.
No access at Moss Lake Natural Area for culvert removal work, Sept. 11-29
A project to replace an undersized culvert along a creek at King County’s Moss Lake Natural Area will require closing the area to visitors for the latter half of September.
King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects
A seventh year of grant funding for projects benefiting unincorporated King County residents was announced today by Executive Dow Constantine, who praised the energy and creativity of local communities.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, Sept. 15-17
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Bothell, Sept. 15-17.