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2019 news releases

14
JUN

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Bothell, June 21-23
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 the Bothell, June 21-23.

13
JUN

King County’s Cedar Falls recycling and solid waste disposal facility closed until June 19 for maintenance
The King County Solid Waste Division’s Cedar Falls Drop Box is expected to reopen June 19 following maintenance work at the solid waste and recycling site.

12
JUN

King County Executive, Council proclaim ‘Orca Action Month’ to highlight Salish Sea icons’ need for clean water, healthy habitat
Proclaiming June as “Orca Action Month” in King County, Executive Dow Constantine and County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles are urging everyone to take simple, everyday actions that help improve stormwater quality for the benefit of people, of the Salish Sea, and for the iconic but imperiled orcas.

10
JUN

King County hosts annual meetings on using large wood in river projects, June 12 and 13
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 on Mercer Island.

7
JUN

CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration returns Aug. 17 to Marymoor Park with great food, live music and more
CHOMP! returns to King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17, showcasing local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family – and it's absolutely FREE. Music performers this year include legendary soul singer Mavis Staples, The Black Tones, Caspar Babypants, Eli Rosenblatt and more.

6
JUN

King County offering new grant opportunities for projects to help prevent commercial food waste
From food rescue to anaerobic digestion, the King County Solid Waste Division is making grant funding available for innovative projects that prevent or reduce food waste generated by the commercial sector.

4
JUN

National ‘Secure Your Load Day’ campaign urges everyone in King County to 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.

30
MAY

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Covington, June 7-9
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 the Kent-Covington area, June 7-9.

23
MAY

King County’s weekly swim beach water quality testing helps protect swimmers’ health all summer long
The King County Swimming Beach Monitoring Program is underway to test water quality at the most popular lake beaches countywide. Free alerts are available to help residents keep their families and pets safe. Sign up at kingcounty.gov/SwimBeach.

22
MAY

BECU Movies@Marymoor summer lineup offers variety entertainment, big-screen flicks
The BECU Movies@Marymoor kicks off its 15th season of weekly outdoor entertainment and summertime movies at King County’s Marymoor Park on July 10.

22
MAY

Executive Constantine announces winners of King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants
From funding a lighted sports field at Evergreen High School in White Center, to providing the resources needed for a non-profit organization that provide free soccer programs to recent immigrant communities in Kent, 2019 King County Youth and Amateur Sports Grants dollars are helping to build healthier bodies, and stronger communities.

20
MAY

Still time to register for the Big Backyard 5K June 2 in King County’s Marymoor Park
Join with friends, family, and fellow fitness and outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday, June 2 at Marymoor Park.

13
MAY

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Bothell, May 17-19
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, May 17-19.

10
MAY

No overnight moorage this summer at damaged Dockton Park marina; King County Parks developing repair/replacement plans
No overnight moorage will be available this summer at King County’s Dockton Beach Park while the county develops a plan for repairing or replacing piers and other structures that sustained weather damage this past winter.

25
APR

Pacific City Park along White River open for public use
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, temporary flood protection barriers have been removed from a park along the White River in the City of Pacific.

23
APR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Kirkland, May 10-12
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 Kirkland, May 10-12.

22
APR

On Earth Day, Executive Constantine presents Green Globe awards to local environmental leaders
From cleaning polluted stormwater to saving forests, farmlands and open space for public use, to designing environmentally friendly building regulations that save resources, the 2019 King County Green Globe Award winners honored today by Executive Dow Constantine are leading the ongoing efforts to improve environmental conditions for people and fish and wildlife across the region.

11
APR

Help shape the future of Little Lake Forest at April 29 community meeting in Enumclaw
Community members are encouraged to share their ideas about the future of Little Lake Forest near Enumclaw at a public meeting hosted by King County Parks on April 29.

8
APR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection in Kent-Des Moines, April 19-21
Southwest King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Des Moines area, April 19-21.

27
MAR

Deadline extended to June 2: Participate in south King County recycling and garbage transfer station online open house
The deadline to participate in an online open house to share input on a new south King County recycling and garbage transfer station is now extended to June 2. The open house content and project information is now also available in Russian, Korean, and Spanish.