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2021 news releases

4
AUG

King County offers 50% discount on surface water management fee for qualifying low-income property owners
Qualifying low-income property owners in unincorporated King County could be eligible for a 50% discount on the annual surface water management fee on their property, which helps protect public health and safety, and improves water quality for fish and wildlife.

2
AUG

Learn about a potential location for the new transfer station that will offer convenient service in northeast King County
King County’s Solid Waste Division is considering a new site in Woodinville as a potential location for its Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station project, which will provide the community with convenient recycling and waste services for decades to come. Learn more about the site and offer input to the project Siting Advisory Group at a virtual meeting on Monday, Aug. 9.

20
JUL

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Des Moines, July 23-25
King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner, and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2021 season with a stop in Des Moines, July 23-25.

15
JUL

Repair of vandalism on Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell requires emergency closure of Wayne Tunnel from July 19-22
King County Parks will close the “Wayne Tunnel” on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell daily on July 19 – 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to repair recent vandalism that destroyed the tunnel’s lighting and created unsafe conditions for trail visitors.

14
JUL

Tickets on sale now for August BECU Drive-in Movies at King County’s Marymoor Park
Tickets for the BECU drive-in movies at King County’s Marymoor Park are on sale now for movie nights in August. Tickets are available at MoviesatMarymoor.com.

9
JUL

Share your ideas to make access to King County parks, trails, and natural areas more equitable
King County Parks, The Wilderness Society and ECOSS have partnered to create an online survey, available through July 22, for the public to share thoughts on improving access to parks, trails, and natural areas in King County, particularly in underserved communities.

9
JUL

King County, Duvall to share plans for controlling spread of fast-growing aquatic weed in Lake Rasmussen at July 21 open house
King County noxious weed experts and the City of Duvall are hosting an open house on July 21 to share with the community plans for controlling Egeria – a quick spreading aquatic noxious weed discovered growing in Lake Rasmussen last year.

9
JUL

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Redmond, July 16-18
King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner, and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2021 season with a stop in Redmond, July 16-18.

6
JUL

CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration, returns Aug. 21 to Marymoor Park
Learn about what’s fresh in King County and join us for a full-day of food-centric fun with local farmers, activities, live music, food vendors and more at CHOMP! Aug. 21, at Marymoor Park.

30
JUN

King County hosts online presentation of projects using large wood in rivers and creeks to reduce flood risks, restore habitat
Learn about upcoming King County projects on the Cedar, Green and Snoqualmie rivers, and Issaquah Creek that use large wood to reduce flood risks, restore floodplains and improve habitat in an online presentation July 13.

30
JUN

King County seasonal water quality monitoring program at popular lake swimming beaches helps protect public health
Sign up today to receive free alerts about the water quality at your favorite lake beaches in King County. King County’s Lake Swimming Beach Program tests water quality at 27 beaches to help protect the health of people going in the water. Sign up at kingcounty.gov/SwimBeach.

30
JUN

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Snoqualmie, July 9-11
King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner, and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2021 season with a stop in Snoqualmie, July 9-11.

11
JUN

Transfer station customers required to prove they live or work in King County’s service area starting June 16
Beginning June 16, King County Solid Waste Division will require self-haul customers visiting its transfer stations to verify they live or do business within King County’s 37-city and unincorporated service area, which excludes the cities of Seattle and Milton.

9
JUN

Tickets on sale June 10 for June 30 – July 29 BECU Drive-in Movies at Marymoor Park
Tickets for the BECU drive-in movies at King County’s Marymoor Park go on sale June 10 for movie nights from June 30 through July 29. Tickets will be available at MoviesatMarymoor.com.

4
JUN

On ‘Secure Your Load Day’ King County reminds motorists to improve road safety by tying down materials
Sunday, June 6, is “Secure Your Load Day,” and the King County Solid Waste Division encourages everyone to properly secure materials in their vehicles to keep roadways safe, avoid fees and prevent litter.

28
MAY

Safety upgrades coming soon as work gets underway on final segment of old interim East Lake Sammamish Trail
Safety and accessibility upgrades are coming to a 1.7-mile-long stretch of the East Lake Sammamish Trail in Sammamish, as construction crews convert the last remaining segment of the old interim trail into a final master planned trail with a wide paved surface and other improvements.

27
MAY

Use caution around cold rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound as warmer weather arrives this Memorial Day weekend
Sunny and warmer weather is expected to bring residents to area rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound this long Memorial Day weekend, and King County officials urge everyone to be safe and aware of cold-water temperatures.

25
MAY

Safer wet cleaning program piloted in King County to reduce exposure to dangerous chemical going statewide this month
Since 2018, King County’s Hazardous Waste Management Program has helped local businesses switch to an environmentally safer dry-cleaning method that reduces exposure to the dangerous chemical perchloroethylene (PERC). The County program has ended, now that a statewide program is in place to help dry cleaners around the state eliminate the use of PERC.

21
MAY

Temporary road closure on Southeast Reinig Road for construction
Southeast Reinig Road will be temporarily closed June 15-Oct. 12 when construction takes place to repair a damaged revetment on the right bank of the Snoqualmie River.

4
MAY

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Bothell, May 14-16
King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner, and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile continues its 2021 season with a stop in Bothell, May 14-16.