Natural Resources and Parks
Sammamish River Trail to close intermittently for levee repairs beginning July 11
The Sammamish River Trail just east of the Interstate 405 and State Route 522 interchange in Bothell will be closed to all foot and bicycle traffic intermittently from July 11 to late September.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Snoqualmie, July 6-8
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Snoqualmie, July 6-8.
Flood Control District project to provide better protection to Tolt water supply pipeline
A major project on the Snoqualmie River beginning in June will rebuild a damaged flood-protection facility that protects a pipeline that delivers water to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and several other cities.
The RainWise Program celebrates a pollution prevention milestone
The installation of rain gardens and cisterns in Seattle's oldest neighborhoods is now keeping 20 million gallons of stormwater out of the regional sewer system each year, helping to control overflows that occur in local waterways during heavy rains.
King County Sheriff’s deputies carry out safety patrols in King County Parks
Enhanced enforcement presence in King County parks and trails is underway and offers a reminder to keep dogs on-leash and follow other safety rules.
BECU Movies@Marymoor series opens June 28 with new look and fun outdoor flicks
The BECU Movies@Marymoor kicks off its summer outdoor movie and entertainment series on June 28 with “The Goonies” and live music by Aaron J. Shay. The weekly series runs on Wednesdays or Thursdays from June 28 through Aug. 29.
An Eastside mobility and recreation boost: King County, Eastside Rail Corridor partners celebrate new trail segment
King County Parks has opened a new one-mile Eastside Rail Corridor Trail section – Jane Hague Way – that will get you from the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the SR 520 Bridge and to heart of the Spring District in Bellevue. Another four-mile segment from Gene Coulon Park in Renton to Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue will open later this year.
Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017
Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.
King County seeks applicants to fill three openings on Rural Forest Commission
Three positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the county’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests.
CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local food and sustainability, returns Aug. 18 with Matisyahu, Caspar Babypants, more
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!, Saturday, Aug. 18 at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond. Enjoy great musical performances such as Matisyahu, The True Loves, Caspar Babypants, and more at this annual free event.
King County’s Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station earns Solid Waste Association of North America’s ‘Gold Excellence Award’
The King County Solid Waste Division has received national recognition for its newest recycling and transfer station, which advances the division’s commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.
Public tours resume at the West Point Treatment Plant this summer
King County is once again hosting free public tours at the West Point Treatment plant this summer. Register online for a Saturday tour or drop in to an evening open house the fourth Tuesday of each month.
WaterWorks grants to fund an additional 23 community projects
King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program is fulfilling its mission to invest in clean water and community partnerships. An ordinance authorizing funding for 23 new community projects was approved by the King County Council on May 29.
Recycling task force focusing on near-term solutions to market changes in King County
A new task force developing a coordinated approach to improving recycling in King County has committed to working over the next several months to promote proper recycling practices and to discuss potential changes to the list of acceptable commingled recycling items.
Celebrate the season: Opening of farmers markets offers fresh, healthy food across King County
Seasonal farmers markets are opening in neighborhoods across King County to join year-round farmers markets in offering consumers the freshest produce while supporting local agriculture.
King County hosting June 18 contractor forum on upcoming capital projects
King County Water and Land Resources Division will host a forum on Monday, June 18, to present upcoming contract opportunities in construction, design, engineering and other professional services.
King County Green Schools Program recognizes 83 schools, two districts for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts engage students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation. A record number of schools have been recognized as King County Green Schools in 2018, and nearly 300 K-12 schools across King County have benefited from the program.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, June 22-24
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, June 22-24.
‘Secure Your Load Day’ encourages everyone do their part, improve road safety
June 6 is “Secure Your Load Day,” and King County encourages everyone to properly secure their loads to help save lives, keep roadways safe and clean, and avoid fees.
King County has resources for educators, students, about clean water, environment
King County offers environmental programs and resources for educators seeking curricula that meet state and federal education requirements, lesson plans that engage students or adult learners, plus field trips and field projects. College and high school students can also find links to internships.