Natural Resources and Parks
Learn about the environmental and community benefits of King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station during Aug. 25 virtual open house
Learn more about King County’s new South County Recycling and Transfer Station at a virtual open house on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 5-7 p.m. Ask questions and provide input on design of the facility, which will replace the 1960s-era Algona Transfer Station and offer an array of recycling services, hazardous waste disposal, sustainable building features, public art, and other community benefits when it opens in 2025.
King County Parks cancels Aug. 21 food celebration CHOMP! to protect health as delta variant COVID-19 cases surge
With COVID-19 cases surging across the region due to the highly contagious delta variant, King County Parks is prioritizing the safety of the community and has made the decision to cancel CHOMP!, the family- and kid-friendly hometown celebration of locally grown food and entertainment was scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 21, at King County’s Marymoor Park.
Bond refinancing, strong credit, lead to $90 million in ratepayer savings for King County’s sewer utility
Strong credit ratings and favorable financial market conditions continue to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. The County recently issued $565 million in sewer revenue bonds that will save $90 million over the next 26 years.
New outdoor recreation guidelines emphasize importance of preparation, inclusivity, and shared stewardship
Part of a national movement, the Washington Recreate Responsibly Coalition encourages best practices that keep people and places safe and welcoming.
Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Bothell, Aug. 20-22
Northeast 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 comes to Bothell, Aug. 20-22.
King County youth sports grants improve access to programs and facilities, building stronger, healthier communities
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced more than $2.38 million in funding for youth and amateur sports programs that will increase access for much-needed recreational opportunities across the county – with particular emphasis on enhancing programs for underserved groups and communities.
Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 16 – 31 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 the special August deer-hunting season on private land on Vashon-Maury Island that was recently established by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Wastemobile offers safe and convenient hazardous waste disposal in Carnation, Aug. 13-15
Northeast 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 Carnation, Aug. 13-15.
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.
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.