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Discovery Park beach and trail closures on Nov. 5 for work at West Point Treatment Plant
Scheduled maintenance work at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant will require a 24-hour closure of the beach and nearby trails in Seattle’s Discovery Park on Nov. 5, when odors could be detected near the plant.


Winter weather is unpredictable, but one thing is certain: Flooding in King County
The King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for seasonal flooding.


Historic Saint Edward Seminary building gets City of Kenmore landmark designation
The Saint Edward Seminary building in Saint Edward State Park, a rare example in King County of the Late Romanesque Revival style, has been unanimously designated as a City of Kenmore landmark.


Salmon recovery projects in King County watersheds awarded $4.6 million in Cooperative Watershed Management grants
More than $4.6 million in Cooperative Watershed Management grant funding, provided through the King County Flood Control District, has been awarded for high-priority projects to restore salmon populations and improve watershed health.


Middle Fork Snoqualmie River flood risk reduction meeting Oct. 30 in North Bend
A community meeting and open house is set for Tuesday, Oct. 30, when King County can share information about flood and channel migration risks and how to reduce those risks to people and property along the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River.


Honoring those who protect, restore, and interpret the places that tell our story: Executive Constantine announces 2018 John D. Spellman Award winners
Executive Dow Constantine honored the recipients of this year’s John D. Spellman Awards for historic preservation at a ceremony hosted in Auburn.


Annual flood protection work along White River begins Oct. 15 in Pacific
With flood season fast approaching, workers are preparing to close the gaps in the temporary flood barrier along the White River in Pacific Park to decrease the risk of flooding in nearby neighborhoods.


King County seeks applicants to fill six openings on WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee
Six positions are open on the King County WaterWorks Grant Ranking Committee, the County’s volunteer group that reviews and ranks grant proposals through the WaterWorks competitive grant program.


King County Parks invites community to review, comment on plans for Bellevue segment of Eastside Rail Corridor Trail
Attend an upcoming public open house to learn more and comment on proposed conceptual designs for the Wilburton portion of King County’s Eastside Rail Corridor Trail – including the historic Wilburton Trestle – in Bellevue.


Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection season ends in Bothell, Oct. 19-21
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, Oct. 19-21.


Want to enjoy an early autumn hike without having to drive? Trailhead Direct continuing through Oct. 27-28 weekend
Trailhead Direct – the popular transit-to-trails service co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks with additional funding from Seattle Department of Transportation, REI Co-op and Clif Bar and Company – will continue operating every weekend through October.


Washington’s new green business program marks first year with more than 116 recognized businesses in King County
EnviroStars, Washington state’s one-stop green business program celebrates first-year anniversary with 150 recognized green businesses on its roster.


Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Renton, Oct. 12-14
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Renton, Oct. 12-14.