Water and Land Resources – Who We Are and What We Do
The WLR Division protects King County’s water and land resources by providing services that protect public health and safety and yield significant environmental benefits. It is home to a group of scientists, engineers, policy experts and ecologists dedicated to protecting the health and integrity of the King County’s natural resources, so that they can be enjoyed today and for generations to come
The Division provides flood control, stormwater management, water quality, and natural resource management services throughout the county. Among the division’s responsibilities is managing the stormwater program for unincorporated areas and overseeing the river and floodplain management program, which provides services on all county rivers for the King County Flood Control District. The division houses three Salmon Recovery forums, acquires open space, restores habitat, controls noxious weeds, and that provide economic and technical support for forestry and agriculture.
Additionally, the Division also operates the county’s Environmental Lab and Science section that provides environmental monitoring, data analysis, management and modeling services to many in the region. The division also includes the King County Hazardous Waste Management Program – a collaborative effort with the county and King County municipalities.
Water and Land is helping to protect King County's water and lands so that its citizens can enjoy them safely today, and for generations to come.