Natural Resources and Parks
As summertime nears, King County urges caution around cold rivers, lakes, Sound
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and King County officials urge everyone to be careful when heading out for fun on the water this season.
King County hosting meetings June 12 and 13 on use of large wood in river projects
Learn about upcoming King County projects that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at public meetings scheduled for June 12 and June 13 in Issaquah and Renton.
King County Executive announces legislation to accelerate open space protection, improve regional trails and green space access
Increasing regional trail miles and links for improved mobility, health and recreation are among benefits highlighted by King County Executive Dow Constantine as he outlined an urgent case for the Land Conservation Initiative. The Executive proposed legislation today as an early action aimed at hastening open space investment and improving green space access for all communities.
King County: It’s a race against time to protect remaining natural lands, green spaces
The “Save Weyerhaeuser Campus” campaign in Federal Way is highlighted as King County Executive Dow Constantine lays out an urgent case for the Land Conservation Initiative and proposes legislation aimed at hastening open space investment to improve green space access across a rapidly developing county.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Covington, June 8-10
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Covington area, June 8-10.
Still time to register for King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, June 3 in Marymoor Park
Join with friends, family, and fellow outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday, June 3 at Marymoor Park.
BECU Movies@Marymoor summer lineup offers variety entertainment, big-screen flicks
The BECU Movies@Marymoor kicks off its 14th season of weekly outdoor entertainment and summertime movies at King County’s Marymoor Park on June 28.
Wastemobile visits Enumclaw for household hazardous waste collection, June 1-3
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Enumclaw, June 1-3.
Grant-funded community garden hosts public grand opening, May 9
Celebrate the grand opening of a community garden in Kent on Wednesday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers with World Relief and the Hillside Church will kick off the spring growing season with tours of the Paradise Parking Plots Community Garden, which earned a $75,000 grant through King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program to control polluted runoff through the inventive use of green stormwater infrastructure.
Wastemobile visits Bothell for household hazardous waste collection, May 18-20
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, May 18-20.
Taking emergency action to prevent the possible extinction of the native kokanee salmon
The Lake Sammamish kokanee – a culturally and biologically significant salmon species – appears to be closer than ever to extinction. A work group created by King County has recommended a series of immediate and long-range actions to protect the salmon popularly known as “the little red fish.”
Wastemobile visits Kirkland for household hazardous waste collection, May 11-13
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Kirkland, May 11-13.