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Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 17 – Nov. 1 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.


King County seeks volunteers to serve on open space acquisition and protection committee
Two positions are open on the King County Conservation Futures Advisory Committee, which helps the County Executive and County Council make decisions on open space acquisition or preservation.


Heat mapping project led by King County and City of Seattle will identify areas experiencing the most harmful effects of rising temperatures
A heat mapping project co-led by King County and City of Seattle will identify which areas experiencing the most harmful effects of rising temperatures. The data collected by volunteers will inform county and city strategies to prepare the region for climate impacts.


King County announces $600,000 in grants for youth sports infrastructure and physical activity programs
From a bike park to baseball to being outdoors, the 2020 Youth and Amateur Sports Grants support projects throughout King County that promote physical activity among priority youth and improve our local communities.


King County hosts online open house and presentation about projects that utilize large wood in rivers and streams
Learn about upcoming King County projects that involve placing large wood in rivers or streams at online open house, available Aug. 3-14, and a live presentation on Aug. 5.


Solid waste customers required to wear face coverings at King County recycling and garbage transfer facilities
King County Solid Waste Division now requires customers to wear masks or face coverings when visiting one of its recycling and garbage transfer stations.


BECU Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park to continue with 3 showings per week in August
The popular BECU Drive-in Movies at King County’s Marymoor Park will continue in August offering showings every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from August 4 - 27.


Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center remains closed, capital improvement project starting today
The Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center -- shut down since March due to the COVID-19 outbreak – will remain closed as a capital improvement project to replace the natatorium skylights begins July 14.


Dockton Park marina on Maury Island remains closed except for limited day use; Phase 1 renovations slated to commence in August
The marina at King County’s Dockton Park on Maury Island remains closed, except for limited day use on a first come, first served basis. King County Parks moves closer to constructing the first phase of dock renovations later this summer.