Services by topic
Water and Land Resources Division
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Opportunities to get involved
- Hands-on Volunteer Opportunities: Natural Resources and Parks Calendar of Events
- Salmon Watcher
Help us learn more about our local salmon and what they need to thrive
- Lake Stewardship
Help monitor water quality at King County lakes.
Resources for residents
- Western Washington native plant guide
Northwest native plant pictures, descriptions, examples of planting plans and tools for making a plant list for buying native plants at your nursery.
- Noxious weeds - identification, reporting, and control
- Greening your Shoreline
A tool for lakeshore property owners on Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish to improve shorelines for people and salmon.
- Puget Sound shoreline stewardship guidebook
Provides info and contacts for residents of beach and bluff shorelines to learn about natural shoreline protection, manage runoff, use native plants, control aggressive non-native plants, and maintain septic systems in an ecologically friendly way.
- Boating on King County Rivers: read about safety tips, boaters' signals, and flooding & habitat project locations on King County Rivers.
- Cedar River public boating and fishing access
Find parks, ecological natural areas and boat ramps to access the river for swimming, fishing and boating. Includes lands managed by the City of Renton, King County and City of Seattle.
- Swimming beach bacteria monitoring
- Stormwater services and information
- Report water quality and drainage problems
- Neighborhood drainage assistance program
- Flood warning & flood preparedness
- Household hazardous waste
Tips and alternatives to relying on reactive chemicals around the house.
- Household hazardous waste disposal
Wastemobile schedule and year-round drop points for household hazardous waste in north and south Seattle.
- Current use tax incentive programs
Public benefit rating system and timber land programs.
Resources for businesses
- Transfer of development rights
A voluntary program enabling landowners to buy and sell residential development rights on private property to preserve public benefits in our rapidly growing region-- for example farms, forestlands, open space, regional trails and designated urban separator lands and habitat for threatened or endangered species. Owners benefit financially through the transfer of development rights to better locations while the public benefits through permanent preservation of critical lands.
- Hazardous waste programs for business
- Surface Water Design Manual
- Stormwater pollution prevention manual
This manual provides guidance for businesses, public facilities, and other non-residential entities in unincorporated King County on actions we're all required to take to reduce contamination of stormwater, surface water, and groundwater.
- Environmental Laboratory
- Green Globe Award
- Maps and data
- Document ordering - Water and Land Resources