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April

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New parking area, weed control, native vegetation planting part of historic pollution cleanup plan at Maury Island Natural Area
By continuing historic pollution cleanup at the Maury Island Natural Area, King County Parks is protecting public health while improving public access and habitat quality at the largest natural shoreline and public beach access site in central Puget Sound.

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Brief wastewater bypass occurs during routine equipment testing at West Point Treatment
Normal wastewater treatment operations were swiftly restored at West Point Treatment Plant on Thursday afternoon, April 29, after routine testing caused an isolated power outage and the emergency bypass gate to open for approximately 20 minutes. The plant is back online and operating normally.

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Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Kirkland, May 7-9
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 Kirkland, May 7-9.

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King County Earth Day 2021 celebration goes digital, including Green Globe Awards program led by Executive Constantine
Executive Dow Constantine highlights King County’s Earth Week 2021 celebration by announcing the winners of the King County Green Globe Awards – the County’s highest environmental awards – in a special video presentation debuting on Earth Day, April 22. Look for Earth-friendly tips, quizzes, and more throughout the week from the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

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Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to on Vashon, April 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 on Vashon-Maury Island, April 23-25.

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Our generation’s commitment to healthy, resilient forests: Executive Constantine announces 30-Year Forest Plan
Executive Dow Constantine announced a comprehensive plan to help ensure that King County forests continue to provide multiple benefits – storing carbon, improving salmon habitat, lowering temperatures in urban areas, and more – for generations to come.

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New toolkit will help King County cities develop customized climate strategies, mobilizing effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions regionwide
Recently approved by the County Council, the new Climate Action Toolkit is available at no cost to all 39 cities. It is designed to be a flexible guide for cities in all stages of climate planning to help them developed customized climate strategies.

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Wastemobile hazardous waste collection in Bothell, April 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 Bothell, April 9-11.