Natural Resources and Parks
Local industrial facilities recognized for 2019 environmental compliance
King County’s Industrial Waste Program recognized 59 local industrial facilities for their commitment to business practices that support the local economy while protecting regional water quality.
Stay safe near waterbodies! Officials warn that warm weather, icy cold water is a recipe for serious danger
With sunshine and warm temperatures expected Friday and through the weekend, King County officials are reminding everyone to use caution around waterbodies that remain extremely cold this time of year, including rivers, lakes, and Puget Sound. Adding to the concern is the possibility of rescues that may add to the strain on emergency services at this time.
King County Parks to re-open parks and trails on May 8: ‘Recreate Responsibly!’
King County Parks is announcing it will re-open its parks and trails on May 8 with some restrictions, and urges visitors to “Recreate Responsibly!” Active use and high touch facilities such as restrooms, play areas, sports courts, and picnic shelters will remain closed, and organized events and programs will remain suspended.