Natural Resources and Parks
King County experts have identified the best opportunities to restore access to the most salmon habitat, putting the region in a strong position for new federal investments
King County is in a strong position for new federal infrastructure investments that remedy barriers that prevent salmon from swimming freely upstream to vital fish habitat, thanks to a comprehensive field study by staff scientists and engineers. The recommendations are based on an inspection of more than 3,000 potential barriers.
Free cargo nets at 2 King County transfer stations to improve safety and recognize ‘Secure Your Load Day’ – June 4, 11
King County’s Solid Waste Division partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation to offer free cargo nets to customers at the Bow Lake Recycling and Transfer Station on Saturday, June 4 and the Shoreline Recycling and Transfer Station on Saturday, June 11. The events are part of the annual “Secure Your Load Day” to promote safety by encouraging drivers to properly secure materials in their vehicles.
King County Parks breaks ground on a new trail bridge connecting Eastrail to Sound Transit’s Wilburton Station in Bellevue
A new 500-foot-long trail bridge scheduled to be completed next year will connect Eastrail and Sound Transit’s Wilburton Station and provide a safe critical crossing over one of the busiest streets on the Eastside.
King County Parks begins construction on the final segment of East Lake Sammamish Trail, connecting Puget Sound to Cascade foothills
Construction on the final segment of King County Parks' East Lake Sammamish Trail will begin June 1. It will be the last unpaved gap in a project to create a 44-mile paved regional trail corridor that connects neighborhoods from the Puget Sound shoreline to the Cascade foothills.
Public invited to learn about newest King County projects using large wood to reduce flood risks and restore habitat for fish and wildlife
An online presentation May 17 will highlight upcoming King County projects on the Cedar and Snoqualmie rivers, and Issaquah Creek that use large wood to reduce flood risks, restore floodplains, and improve habitat.
Public invited to open house for King County’s new Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station
King County’s Solid Waste Division will host a virtual open house and information session for the new Northeast Recycling and Transfer Station via Zoom on May 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Project staff will give updates on potential recycling and transfer station sites and host a question-and-answer session.
King County crews quickly stop equipment malfunction and overflow at sewer maintenance hole in Auburn
King County crews quickly responded this afternoon to a wastewater spill at a sewer maintenance hole in south Auburn. Cleanup crews are on site.