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King County Parks begins construction on newest segment of Lake to Sound Trail, which will connect five South King County cities and two Link light rail stations
The newest paved section of Lake to Sound Trail will close a 2.2-mile gap of an emerging trail that will stretch from the southern tip of Lake Washington to Puget Sound, connecting five South King County cities and two Sound Transit Link light rail stations.


King County to support more ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle waste through $1.8 million in innovation grants
King County’s Solid Waste Division will distribute up to $1.8 million for local recycling, reuse, and waste reduction projects through its new Re+ Circular Economy Grant Program. Applicants are eligible for $20,000 to $300,000 per project. A virtual information session is set for April 6, and the application deadline is May 6.


King County crews stop equipment malfunction and wastewater overflow at a Mercer Island pump station within 10 minutes
King County Wastewater Treatment crews this afternoon quickly stopped a wastewater spill into Lake Washington at a pump station north of Clarke Beach Park on Mercer Island.


Mattress recycling at Vashon Transfer Station helps reclaim valuable resources, save room in King County landfill
Vashon-Maury Island residents have an easy and convenient way to recycle their old mattresses, box springs, and futons through a new service available at King County’s Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station.


Want to recycle plastic wraps and bags that are not accepted in blue bins? A pilot offers new ways to turn them into new products
A Seattle-King County pilot project will increase the recycling of plastic wraps and bags – known as film packaging – and convert it into new plastic packaging and products, creating a true closed loop system.


King County crews quickly stop leaking wastewater pipe, divert flows, clean area, close Lowman Beach as a precaution
King County Wastewater Treatment crews today quickly stopped a leaking pipe in West Seattle that flooded a street just north of Lowman Beach Park. Flows from the leaking pipe were diverted to a second pipe and the affected streets were reopened.


Executive Constantine welcomes small airplane carrying the last offspring of native kokanee salmon after successful spawning at Orcas Island hatchery
A partnership coordinated by King County successfully flew the offspring of native Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon from an Orcas Island hatchery back to their home watershed, completing one of several emergency actions they’re taking to prevent the possible extinction of the unique landlocked salmon.


King County Flood Warning Center closes as river levels recede following widespread flooding from heavy rainfall
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, as river levels receded from their peak flows following widespread flooding after sustained heavy rainfall.


King County Flood Warning Center: Green River to Phase 3 flood alert level as impacts continue from major rainstorm
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Green River, with possible moderate flooding in low-lying areas of the Green River Valley upstream of Auburn. The Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 28, to monitor minor to moderate flood conditions on rivers and streams across the county from a potent rainstorm.