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August

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Building on momentum: King County and partners transport more kokanee salmon to Orcas Island hatchery after first group thrives
The first group of kokanee salmon that King County and conservation partners transferred to Long Live the Kings’ hatchery on Orcas Island has thrived, a key milestone for the unified effort to ensure the survival of the historic native population. On Wednesday, the partners transferred 250 more fry to the hatchery, this time aboard a Washington State Ferry.

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King County Parks closes Five Mile Lake, Lake Geneva parks as visitors fail to follow COVID-19 safety rules
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19, King County Parks will close Five Mile Lake Park and Lake Geneva Park beginning Aug. 7, as these parks have experienced consistent over-crowding and pose threats to public health.

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CHOMP! Summer Camp: King County’s local food celebration goes virtual August 24-28
Put on your virtual flip flops and mark your calendar for King County’s CHOMP! Summer Camp – a five-day online event running Aug. 24-28 on chomplocal.org. In celebration of a resilient local food system, each day CHOMP! will premiere video content to engage participants from home, including a look at a few of King County’s farmers, cooking demos, educational activities, performances, and much more.