Natural Resources and Parks
Refuge Outdoor Festival celebrates diversity in life and nature at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park, Sept. 27-29
The second-annual Refuge Outdoor Festival camping experience geared toward people of color, outdoor recreation, and community building is set for Sept. 27-29 at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park.
It’s almost time for CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration with great food, live music and more at Marymoor Park, Aug. 17
CHOMP! returns for a fifth year to King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 featuring the legendary singer Mavis Staples, plus Clinton Fearon, Caspar Babypants, and other artists, along with a day of local food, green living workshops and fun activities for the whole family – and it's absolutely FREE.
Construction near Discovery Park trails to start August 19
Temporary trail impacts are expected as King County begins work at Discovery Park to upgrade existing underground water reservoirs for the West Point Treatment Plant as soon as August 19. Construction will affect Loop Trail and Capehart Trail during work on the reservoir and installation of a new outfall pipe.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Carnation, Aug. 16-18
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Carnation, Aug. 16-18.
King County Wastewater Treatment Division is cleaning up a small overflow in West Seattle
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. The estimated amount of overflow is between 200-400 gallons, most of which was cleaned up by a vactor (vacuum) truck last night. Some of it was within the vault that houses the valves. A limited area is closed to public access and signs are posted. It occurred in Lincoln Park in the southernmost end of the park along the beach trail north of the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock and have notified Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 12-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
While Island Center Forest will be open for deer hunting during an abbreviated season in October, the King County Parks-managed forestland will not be part of a recently established special August deer-hunting season on private land on Vashon-Maury Island.
Coal Creek Natural Area Upper West Trailhead and trails close July 29-30 for King County sewer line replacement project
Work in preparation for a major King County sewer replacement project requires a temporary closure of the Coal Creek Natural Area Upper West (Red Cedar) Trailhead and nearby trails on Monday, July 29 and Tuesday, July 30.
King County seeks Rural Forest Commission applicants to advise on forestland conservation, economic development
Two positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the County’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests. Applications are due Aug. 30.
King County selective thinning to build healthier forests at Ravensdale Retreat Natural Area, Taylor Mountain Forest
Forestland now managed by King County Parks for recreational use and fish and wildlife habitat is getting some much-needed work to improve forest health.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Sammamish, Aug. 9-11
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Sammamish, Aug. 9-11.
Comment on scope of environmental review of proposed development at Cedar Hills Regional Landfill
King County’s Solid Waste Division seeks public input on what to study in an environmental impact statement for proposed future development at the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill in Maple Valley. A 30-day comment period from July 25 to Aug. 26 includes an open house at the King County Library System Service Center in Issaquah on Monday, Aug. 12.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Bothell, July 26-28
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Bothell, July 26-28.
Unveiling Eastrail – previously known as Eastside Rail Corridor – and a new partnership to complete the 42-mile trail connected to Link light rail
Elected officials and community leaders unveiled the new name for Eastside Rail Corridor. Eastrail – evoking its rail past and trail future – will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail that will connect to four of the 10 Link light rail stations that Sound Transit will open on the Eastside in 2023.
Seattle City Light power disruption leads to emergency bypass at West Point, systems restored quickly
A Seattle City Light power outage that affected more than 10,000 customers caused a brief emergency bypass of stormwater mixed with wastewater from the West Point Treatment Plant in the early morning hours of Friday morning, July 19.
Cool, wet weather leads to reschedule of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ at Marymoor Park, from July 17 to July 30
The BECU Movies@Marymoor screening of “Bohemian Rhapsody” has been rescheduled from July 17 to Tuesday, July 30 due to weather.
Traffic impacts on Coal Creek Parkway beginning July 8 as part of important sewer line replacement project
Work in preparation for a major sewer replacement project will require temporary lane closures along Coal Creek Parkway between Bellevue and Newcastle beginning Friday, July 8.
King County hosts July 11 meeting to help Vashon residents learn of wildfire risks and reduce those threats to property
Vashon-Maury Island residents can learn how to minimize the risks of wildfire to homes and property at a July 11 seminar featuring professional foresters and representatives from Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Redmond, July 19-21
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Redmond, July 19-21.
Ferris Bueller opens the BECU Outdoor Movies@Marymoor Park summer series on July 10
The BECU Movies@Marymoor outdoor cinema series at King County’s Marymoor Park kicks off its 15th season on July 10 with “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” The dog friendly events run weekly through August 28 and feature food trucks, entertainment, vendors and movies under the stars.
King County hosts meetings on sea level rise and proposed updates to Comprehensive Plan
King County will host two meetings July 2 and July 18 on Vashon Island to provide information about sea level rise and proposed updates to King County’s Comprehensive Plan, respectively.