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Historical record of news, activities, reports, data, grants and organizations related to the Sammamish River, Lake Sammamish, Issaquah Creek and Tibbetts Creek and the area that drains to these water bodies. For recent news and announcements, please visit the Sammamish Watershed page.

Feb. 21, 2020
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Not a single fish died in the flooding 

Feb. 7, 2020
External report, KIRO 7 News
Flooding expected to continue into weekend

Feb. 6, 2020
External report, KOMO News
200 people evacuated from 3 Issaquah apartments after major flooding

Feb. 6, 2020
Phase 4 flood alert for Issaquah Creek, Phase 3 for Green River, as King County monitors flooding

Uniquely Issaquah - Saving the Lake Sammamish Kokanee

Jan. 14, 2020
External article, Bothell-Kenmore Reporter
Spawning Grounds: Lake Sammamish kokanee documentary premieres Jan. 18

Dec. 6, 2019
External report, KING5 News
New marine heat wave known as 'the Blob' spotted again off the West Coast

Nov. 13, 2019
Protected forestland will serve as a new scenic gateway to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park 

Oct. 10, 2019
Increasing kokanee’s chances of survival: Young salmon released after extended stay in a safe environment as lake conditions improved 

Oct. 1, 2019
External article, Snoqualmie Valley Record
Several Eastside agencies receive flood control grants

Sep. 11, 2019
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers and streams 

Jun. 27, 2019
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Issaquah and Sammamish partner for watershed analysis

Spawning Grounds trailer
Documentary about restoring kokanee populations in Lake Sammamish and its tributary streams, by restoring habitat.

Dec. 18, 2018
Emergency and long-range actions to ensure the survival of native kokanee salmon  

Dec. 18, 2018
External article, Crosscut
Dodging development pressure, Issaquah expands Cougar Mountain

Nov. 18, 2018
External article, The Monroe Monitor
Sammamish River shoreline gets new forest

Sep. 20, 2018
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Anglers wrangle in yellow perch at Lake Sammamish 

Aug. 4, 2018
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Inaugural perch derby comes to Lake Sammamish State Park Sept. 15

Jul. 26, 2018
GovDelivery Bulletin
Closure on East Lake Sammamish Trail July 30 to Aug 30
Replacing three culverts to help restore kokanee salmon on Zackuse Creek

Emergency action to prevent the possible extinction of native kokanee salmon 

May 8, 2018
Taking emergency action to prevent the possible extinction of native kokanee salmon 

Feb. 21, 2018
Bear Creek Watershed Management Study public meeting March 7, request for public comments

Nov. 28, 2017
Learn tips to reduce home wildfire risk at free workshops in Issaquah, Sammamish
December 5th and 7th

The "little red fish" with a big tale to tell
A partnership to save Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon

Celebrating 10 years of kokanee recovery actions
2017 gathering at Confluence Park in Issaquah 

Mar. 10, 2017
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Planned kokanee documentary to tell the story of the little red fish in Lake Sammamish

Plant trees and restore habitat on Ebright Creek for Lake Sammamish kokanee
Saturday, October 28 and
Saturday November 18
10 am – 2 pm 

Jan. 16, 2017
External article, The Issaquah Press
Where are the kokanee? 

Dec. 1, 2016
External article, Bothell Reporter
Searching for the little red fish in local streams

July 25, 2016
External article, KCTS9/ earthFIX
An Urban Refuge Where Humans And Wildlife Coexist 

Apr. 28, 2016
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Students pour ‘little red fish’ into Issaquah Creek during annual Kokanee Release

Apr. 22, 2016
External report, East of Seattle News
VIDEO: Kokanee release on Issaquah Creek

Jan. 8, 2016
External article, Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter 
Kokanee return: Third highest spawning run in the last two decades 

Nov. 19, 2015
External report, KING5 News
'Kokanee cam' broadcasts live under water

Oct. 8, 2015
Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 17 

Sep. 30, 2015
Recycled water use at 60 Acres Park in Redmond brings relief to salmon, Sammamish River 

Jul. 21, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Sammamish residents win ruling to block subdivision near salmon creek

East Lake Sammamish Trail reopens video (external)

Flood reduction grants
Applications due by June 15, 2014

Jun. 15, 2015
Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, June 26-28 

Jun. 10, 2015
Help shape future look of King County’s new 730-acre Cougar/Squak Corridor Park

May 29, 2015
External article, Redmond Reporter
City teams up with agencies to restore Bear Creek

2015 King County River Survey 

May 19, 2015
Celebrate National Trails Day in King County Parks’ newest park – Cougar/Squak Corridor 

May 15, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Inslee declares statewide drought emergency  

May 5, 2015
External report, KIRO TV
Sammamish homeowners fighting development over salmon and traffic concerns

May 2, 2015
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Kokanee release captures local students’ imaginations

May 2, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Sammamish residents say development would add traffic, harm salmon

Apr. 24, 2015
Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release celebrates partnership to save ‘little red fish’ 

Willowmoor Project, Sammamish River

  • Project video
  • What would you like to see from this project?

Mar. 4, 2015
King County sets March 14 for Lake Sammamish Willowmoor project update

Jan. 20, 2015
Public forestland grows as King County Parks acquires 40 acres in Taylor Mountain Forest

Jan. 9, 2015
King County and The Trust for Public Land complete preservation of Squak Mountain for public use

Sep. 16, 2014
King County seeks public’s help in curbing spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails

Sep. 2, 2014
Help keep tabs on native salmon this fall as a King County Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
Free training sessions offered in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Woodinville

Jul. 15, 2014
External editorial, Issaquah Press
Kokanee work group does important work

Jul. 15, 2014
Motorists: Fix leaks so you ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’
Puget Sound Starts Here offers coupon for free visual leak inspections, repair discount

Jul. 10, 2014
Executive Constantine supports comprehensive approach to improving water quality

Apr. 29, 2014
External article, Issaquah Press
Sally Jewell announces watershed partnership

Apr. 25, 2014
Interior Secretary Jewell pitches in with Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration
Leader of nation’s top conservation agency joins King County Executive to release juvenile kokanee, announce new urban refuge education project

Mar. 31, 2014
Final acquisition set for Squak Mountain forest, with King County-The Trust for Public Land accord

Feb. 10, 2014
External article, Seattle Times
Klahanie annexation vote pits Issaquah against Sammamish

Feb. 10, 2014
External article, Seattle Times
Bog a battlefield for developer, neighbor in Snohomish County

2013 King County Accomplishments

Oct. 31, 2013
Regional Advisory Council launches cooperative planning for Eastside Rail Corridor

Oct. 10, 2013
Tour King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, attend landfill neighbors’ community meeting

King County Strategic Plan Update 
Add your ideas to the mix

Salmon SeesonSalmon Seeson : spot the spawners in the Cedar River/Lake Washington watershed this fall!

Sep. 17, 2013
External article, Issaquah Press
Lake Sammamish earns federal designation

Sep. 17, 2013
External article, Issaquah Press
Three proposals arrive to change Sammamish State Park

When in Doubt Stay Out: Protect your pooch from harmful algal blooms (external)

Jul. 8, 2013
Innovative Transfer of Development Rights would move $18 million in density credits from rural farms and forests to South Lake Union and downtown Seattle

Jun. 20, 2013
King County Community Service Center relocating to Issaquah
Sammamish location will close June 27; new facility opens July 10

Jun. 19, 2013
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection to Bothell, June 28-30

Jun. 6, 2013
King County sets June 27 meeting to discuss Lake Sammamish Willowmoor project

May 31, 2013

Brightwater Center offers a summer of fun and learning for all-agesTreatment plant tours, summer camp programs, photography, nature talks and more

May 7, 2013
External article, Sammamish Review
Kokanee Work Group progress is heartening

May 8, 2013
External report, KING5 News
Next generation of kokanee salmon released into Lake Sammamish

May 8, 2013
Executive Constantine and The Trust for Public Land announce plan to protect Squak Mountain
Putting 216 acres of land in public use would protect forest from clear-cutting

May 7, 2013
King County Community Service Area program hosts spring open house series

May 6, 2013
External article, Seattle Times
Plan for Issaquah stormwater angers water district

Apr. 30, 2013
External article, The Issaquah Press
Kokanee restoration earns local philanthropist a Green Globe award

Apr. 30, 2013
External article, The Issaquah Press
Kokanee release celebrates species recovery

Apr. 26, 2013
Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release caps off strong year for ‘little red fish’
Partners in Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group join with area students in juvenile fish release on recently rehabilitated Ebright Creek

Apr. 26, 2013
Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release caps off strong year for ‘little red fish’
Partners in Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group join with area students in juvenile fish release on recently rehabilitated Ebright Creek

Apr. 24, 2013
External article, Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter
Fun with fry— and an educational experience

Apr. 17, 2013
External article, Sammamish Review
Steep slope development rules before council

Apr. 13, 2013
External article, Sammamish Review
Community group looks to aid Lake Sammamish state park

Dec. 4, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
More kokanee return as community works to restore species

Dec. 3, 2012
Council adopts update of County land use policies
Strengthening protection of open space, integrating County Strategic Plan

Dec. 1, 2012
Heavy overnight rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell

Nov. 27, 2012
Public comment sought on County work plans for unincorporated communities

Nov. 17, 2012
External report, KOMO News
Many happy returns: East side creek again brims with salmon

Nov. 6, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
Darigold donates water for Lake Sammamish kokanee

Economic Development for Small Farm/Forest Landowners (external link)
November 13, 2012 at Preston Community Center

Oct. 2, 2012
External article, The Issaquah Press
Tribal tales from a kokanee salmon, as told to Dallas Cross

2011 Annual Report (Acrobat pdf)
King County Noxious Weed Control Program

Oct. 4, 2012
External photos, Seattle Times
Thousands of salmon return to Issaquah Creek

Oct. 2, 2012
External article, Kirkland Patch
Kirkland's Crown Jewels: Trail Guide Released on Finn Hill's Denny Park

Sept. 18, 2012
Brightwater Center earns prestigious LEED® Platinum certification

Join us for 2012 Natural Yard Care workshops at Cottage Lake:

  • Sept. 18, garden design & smart watering
  • Sept. 25, healthy soil & designing with plants
  • Oct. 2, designing a natural lawn & pest control

Sept. 12, 2012
Proposed Grand Ridge Park-Mitchell Hill Forest trailhead subject of Sept. 27 King County meeting

Sept. 4, 2012
King County Agriculture Commission talks farmland preservation, Sept. 13 in Issaquah

See salmon this season.

Aug. 28, 2012
External report, KPLU
Why King County held a party for a property tax

Jul. 30, 2012
Major repairs to Sammamish River Trail in Bothell means closure, detour, Aug. 13-17

July 18, 2012
External article, Sammamish Review
Where did the Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon go?

Green Shorelines blog (external)
Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish

Jul. 23, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
County leader celebrates 30 years of conservation

Jul. 3, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
City, state join forces to improve Lake Sammamish State Park

Jun. 29, 2012
External article, Bellevue Reporter
County works to reduce Lake Sammamish flooding

Jun. 1, 2012
King County plans tree harvest, forest rehab on Taylor Mountain Forest parcel

May 9, 2012
Pavement, other improvements coming to East Lake Sammamish Trail in Issaquah

May 7, 2012
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and King County Parks celebrate Duthie Hill Park completion

May 4, 2012
Fun and learning at the Sammamish Watershed Festival, May 15-17

Apr. 27, 2012
King County reminds boaters to steer clear of data buoys on lakes Washington, Sammamish

Apr. 24, 2012
Open house to detail planned wildlife crossing on Northeast Novelty Hill Road
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Redmond Ridge Community Center

Apr. 23, 2012
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Rare Kokanee spawn bigger numbers this spring

Apr. 23, 2012
External article, RedmondPatch
King County to Construct Wildlife Overpass Across Novelty Hill Road

Sammamish kokanee release video, spring 2012
Kokanee fry are released into Laughing Jacobs Creek.

Mar. 30, 2012
Celebration coming to recognize completion of King County’s Grand Ridge Park Trail

Mar. 14, 2012
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection to Bothell-Kenmore, March 23-25

Mar. 13, 2012
Take a hike, or a ride, on a more enjoyable Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park
With improvements complete, King County and trail users celebrate reopening of popular trail

Mar. 6, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
King County plan for creek, lake is under review

Jan. 27, 2012
King County’s residents weigh in on river management priorities through survey

The Watershed Report (external link)
Narrated entirely by local high school students, the Watershed Report is an award winning series of video reports on positive sustainability trends in the 13 school districts and 27 cities of the greater Lake Washington Watershed.

Jan. 13, 2012
Volunteer for Feb. 4 native plant salvage and help keep King County naturally green

Jan. 4, 2012
External article, Sammamish Review
Sammamish Landing waterfront park to open in spring

Jan. 3, 2012
External article, Issaquah Press
Save Lake Sammamish founder Joanna Buehler departs
Issaquah trailblazer led efforts to protect lake from threats for decades

Dec. 15, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Bothell's "last great forest" protected
Habitat of fox, beaver, deer and salmon, Pileated Woodpeckers and Band-tailed Pigeons

Nov. 21, 2011
External report, King5 News
Sammamish Kokanee make surprising run

Nov. 7, 2011
King County officially opens Redmond stretch of East Lake Sammamish Trail

Nov. 3, 2011
Brightwater partnership with IslandWood to broaden environmental education horizons
IslandWood’s support to enhance Brightwater’s educational mission

Oct. 21, 2011
Redmond segment of East Lake Sammamish Trail to open ahead of schedule, under budget

Oct. 20, 2011
Crews stop treated wastewater overflow near Woodinville Pump Station

Oct. 19, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Beat the drum for homecoming salmon

Oct. 11, 2011
King County’s clean-water utility hosts Brightwater Center open house, Oct. 15

Oct. 11, 2011
Cedar Hills Landfill neighbors invited to Oct. 25 meeting with King County

Oct. 10, 2011
King County public meeting for Lake Allen flooding remedy update set for Oct. 29

Oct. 3, 2011
King County and partners dismayed by feds’ decision to not protect Sammamish kokanee

Sept. 29, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Brightwater sewage-treatment plant more than a passing fancy

Be a Salmon Watcher
Trainings coming up - Woodinville Sept. 22 and Seattle Oct. 5, 2011

Sept. 21, 2011
Take some time this fall and see majestic returning salmon during ‘Salmon SEEson’

Sept. 20, 2011
External column, Seattle Times
Brightwater is latest milestone in environmental leadership that stretches to 1950s

Wetland restoration in Marymoor Park (external link)
Saturday, September 24

Sept. 20, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Skyline students study duck boxes at Hazel Wolf wetlands

Sept. 14, 2011
Public invited to celebrate Brightwater’s grand opening, Sept. 24

Sept. 6. 2011
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer

Sept. 6, 2011
Reported odors not related to Brightwater testing and startup

Aug. 30, 2011
Learn about where your garbage goes: Tour King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Aug. 19, 2011
County’s smart growth agreement protects open space ‘emerald necklace’ around Sammamish

See salmon this season

Aug. 15, 2011
External article, The Weekly Herald
14 years and $1.8 billion later, Brightwater nearly ready for its first flush

Aug. 3, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Residents’ volunteer efforts protect Sammamish’s lakes

July 26, 2011
External article, Issaquah Press
Endangered decision is due soon for Lake Sammamish kokanee

July 12, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Washington state funds doggy-doo music video to encourage cleaning up after pets

July 8, 2011
Help King County promote recycling and waste reduction, and see Marymoor concerts – free!

July 7, 2011
External article, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Brightwater, a place for hands-on environmental education
Brightwater Center educates through programs and exhibits, as well as building design

July 7, 2011
External opinion, Issaquah Reporter
Even in tough times, outdoors still important

June 24, 2011
State funding secured for recreation improvement projects in King County

June 13, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors 11 Issaquah School District schools

May 26, 2011
External article, Issaquah Press
Legislators preserve dollars for Issaquah outdoor recreation projects

May 10, 2011
May 18 open house to discuss Marymoor Park tree inventory, planting, replacement plan

May 6, 2011
County offers free workshops to help residents tackle tough noxious weeds
Agencies, landowners asked to help stop spread of invasive and noxious plants, including garlic mustard, invasive knotweed and giant hogweed

May 5, 2011
Report: Environmental protections successful at Urban Planned Developments in King County
12-year-long monitoring program of numerous environmental conditions shows stormwater management systems effective

May 2, 2011
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection in Woodinville, May 13-15

April 21, 2011
Earth Day education event takes school outside for 125 students

April 19, 2011
External report, KING 5 News
Kokanee salmon released in creeks near Lake Sammamish

April 18, 2011
Release of Lake Sammamish kokanee marks another year of group’s work to restore stock
King County, state, federal and local agencies, plus volunteers, work to restore kokanee through supplementation, habitat protection

Mar. 30, 2011
King County responds to community concerns of high water along Lake Sammamish

Mar. 18, 2011
King County continues ongoing communication with landfill neighbors at April 6 meeting

Mar. 15, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Planning Commission suggests 2 standards for stormwater

Mar. 9, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Follow route of history on Sammamish River Trail

Mar. 8, 2011
External article, Issaquah Press
State tourism guide spotlights Issaquah

Mar. 3, 2011
East Lake Sammamish Trail paving work requires closure through Redmond stretch

External event, Seattle Times
Learn about Cougar Mountain Wildlife Saturday, Feb. 12

Jan. 25, 2011
External article, Issaquah Press
Cascade Water Alliance seals deal for future Issaquah water supply

Jan. 11, 2011
Nature calls: Help King County Parks plant vegetation, maintain backcountry trails

Jan. 3, 2011
External release, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Educator and creek restorer Wes Yasny honored for environmental work

Jan. 1, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Cascade Water Alliance seals deal for future Sammamish water supply

Dec. 20, 2010
Sammamish kokanee recovery continues as King County, partners work to build fish runs
Hatchery program, habitat protection and restoration key to weak stock’s recovery

Dec. 2, 2010
King County flood preparedness videos available in multiple languages

Nov. 30, 2010
Executive signs updated shoreline protections for rivers, lakes and Puget Sound

Nov. 17, 2010
External article, Sammamish Review
Sammamish looks at program to import density from county

Nov. 12, 2010
External article, Issaquah Reporter
Kathy Lambert honored by King Conservation District

Nov. 10, 2010
External article, Sammamish Review
Sammamish to study taking over water district

Nov. 8, 2010
External article, Woodinville Weekly
Woodinville sewage spill is safe, county says

Nov. 8, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
King County offers free hazardous waste pickup

Nov. 2, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
Issaquah braces for rain-soaked winter, creek floods

Nov. 2, 2010
King County hosts community meeting Nov. 16 to discuss landfill gas facility

Oct. 22, 2010
Fast action stops sewage overflow near Woodinville
Cleanup under way, flows rerouted while crews complete repairs

Oct. 13, 2010
‘Workers ahead’ on Sammamish Trail during 3-month sewer repair project
Pipe relining will increase system reliability, prevent overflows

Oct. 8, 2010
External article, Issaquah Reporter
A watchful eye on the waters

Oct. 4, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
County, Washington Trails Association to dedicate Grand Ridge bridge

Sept. 14, 2010
Hundreds celebrate partnership for new rowing boathouse at King County’s Marymoor Park

Sept. 10, 2010
King County, Sammamish Rowing Association celebrate partnership, Marymoor boathouse


It's Salmon SEEson - see spawning salmon
See Salmon this Season

Aug. 13, 2010
Warm, dry weather: The perfect time for a trip to the lake…and stinky lake algae?

Aug. 2, 2010
King County Wastemobile in Sammamish Aug. 13-15 for household hazardous waste

July 30, 2010
Be Responsible With Summer Fun on the Water

July 22, 2010
Vandals damage Lake Sammamish data buoy
Replacement cost could reach $60K; King County seeks party responsible

July 7, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
EPA awards almost $1 million to monitor Issaquah Creek, other streams

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality, protect habitat

June 11, 2010
Cold waters and warm weather make for increased drowning risk
Sixteen adult drowning deaths in 2009; no child deaths in two years

June 10, 2010
Culvert replacement project means two-week detour on King County’s Sammamish River Trail

May 27, 2010
East Lake Sammamish Trail plans take next step

Earth Day 2010 celebration photos
Releasing kokanee fry in Ebright Creek

May 4, 2010
King County Wastemobile in Woodinville May 14-16 for household hazardous waste

April 27, 2010
Sammamish River Trail closes May 3-14 near Marymoor Park for emergency repairs

April 26, 2010
External article, Sammamish Review
Kokanee salmon get a new chance

April 26, 2010
King County gets grant to help communities assess contaminated ‘brownfield’ sites

April 22, 2010
External article, Sammamish Reporter
Happy 'fry'-day | Group celebrates release of kokanee into Ebright Creek

April 21, 2010
Sammamish kokanee numbers boosted as first hatchery-reared fish returned to wild

April 14, 2010
King County Wastemobile in Bothell April 23-25 for household hazardous waste

March 17, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Mountain bikers build a thrilling new Eastside bike park

Feb. 16, 2010
External article, Issaquah Press
Environmentalists wait to learn fate of Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon

Dec. 25, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Squak Mountain trail is a winter delight

Nov. 24, 2009
Lake Sammamish kokanee get hatchery boost to keep rare fish population from extinction

Nov. 16, 2009
Fertile King County farmland returns to its roots, as much-needed soccer fields are built nearby

Oct. 10, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Mark Taylor honored for his work with Lake Sammamish kokanee

Oct. 7, 2009
External report, Seattle Times
Ammonia leak kills fish in Issaquah Creek

Sept. 24, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Take a harvest tour of King County farms

Sept. 13, 2009
External column, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
Skyview students are tuned into environmental learning

It's Salmon Seeson again! Spot the spawners in the Lake Washington, Cedar and Sammamish Watershed

Jul. 14, 2009
External article, Sammamish Review
King County urges feds to protect kokanee salmon

Jul. 7, 2009
External article, Issaquah Press
County Council urges protection for Lake Samm kokanee

May 28, 2009
Learn more about proposed open space charter amendment at upcoming public meetings
June 15 at 7 p.m. - Redmond Regional Library

May 14, 2009
New trail links popular regional trails, offers easy access to King County’s Marymoor Park

Apr. 28, 2009
Now available: New eco-produced map of King County’s Marymoor Park

Apr. 20, 2009
Partnership developing to preserve habitat, working forest in Raging River headwaters

Apr. 7, 2009
Sammamish River flood map work gets under way

Mar. 16, 2009
Council acts to reduce levels of harmful phosphorus in County lakes and streams
Patterson initiative limits use of fertilizers that choke oxygen out of waterways

Feb. 20, 2009
Public invited to participate in King County’s Stormwater Management Program planning
March 3 meeting in Issaquah, with meetings following in Covington, Redmond

Jan. 30, 2009
Clean up completed following sewer overflow in Woodinville

Jan. 8, 2009
Flooding cuts off residents in East King County
Levee upgrades, farm pads keeping residents and animals safer this year

Jan. 7, 2009
Residents, motorists urged to stay safe as King County experiences historic flooding

Oct. 29, 2008
King County seeks volunteers for Nov. 1 native plant salvage work in Maple Valley, Sammamish

Oct. 23, 2008
Sims to host joint annual forum for King County Unincorporated Area Councils

It's Salmon SEEson - see spawning salmon
See Salmon this Season

Aug. 12, 2008
Big chinook salmon return highlights need to continue watershed recovery efforts

Aug. 6, 2008
Brightwater project crew investigating reports of turbidity in Bothell’s Horse Creek

May 6, 2008
Lake Sammamish salmon recovery to get boost
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans investigation of kokanee stock’s crash

March 31, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
How Brightwater soared to $1.8 billion - and why you're paying more

Jan. 22, 2008
Proposed statewide medicine take-back bill would protect people and environment
Successful pilot take-back project helps frame state legislation

Jan. 22, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Finally, a safe, environmental way to get rid of old medicine

Jan. 16, 2008
King County’s Native Plant Salvage Program seeks volunteers for habitat restoration

Jan. 16, 2008
Partnership will lead to mountain bike course at King County’s Duthie Hill Park

Jan. 22, 2008
Proposed statewide medicine take-back bill would protect people and environment
Successful pilot take-back project helps frame state legislation

Dec. 21, 2007
King County added to federal flood relief
Residents and businesses now eligible for aid

Dec. 21, 2007
News release, Seattle P-I
Issaquah gets grant to protect salmon

Dec. 20, 2007
King County watersheds share $8.3 million in state funds for salmon habitat protection, restoration

Dec. 5, 2007
King County responds to wastewater overflow in Bothell

Dec. 4, 2007
King County responds to wastewater overflows caused by Monday’s rainstorm

Dec. 3, 2007
External article, Everett Herald
Maltby targeted for new parks from Brightwater money

Nov. 29, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
New trail gives Issaquah access

Nov. 20, 2007
Sammamish unveils LEED-certified City Hall
'Silver'-rated project is first of several for new 'green' Sammamish Commons

Oct. 24, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Kokanee fail to garner protection

Oct. 22, 2007
Education comes through volunteering at Brightwater habitat restoration event

Oct. 17, 2007
Lend a hand digging local plants with King County’s Native Plant Salvage Program

July 19, 2007
Household hazardous waste recycling easy; Wastemobile in Issaquah Aug. 3-5

July 17, 2007
International interest in Brightwater Plant innovations
Habitat design team invited to teach in South Korea

Jun. 20, 2007
Brightwater Environmental Education/Community Center receives state grant

Apr. 24, 2007
Guided tours, volunteer work party at Soaring Eagle Regional Park
Hiking, biking and running tours, plus park clean-up party, set for April 28

Apr. 23, 2007
Sign up for Brightwater habitat restoration tours, April 28

Apr. 13, 2007
Sims honors Rep. Norm Dicks, 13 others with Green Globe Awards

Leader in Water Quality Protection:
Terry Lavender, Bear Creek

Apr. 8, 2007
External Article,Seattle P-I
Green treatment given to site of Brightwater sewage treatment plant

Mar. 21, 2007
External Article, Seattle Times
"Zero-energy" homes planned in Issaquah
A "zero-energy" home is designed to produce as much energy as it consumes

Mar. 9, 2007
Brightwater habitat project draws international visitors

Feb. 20, 2007
Public invited to tour Brightwater habitat restoration site, March 3

Dec. 29, 2006
Volunteers needed to clear storm debris at King County’s Marymoor Park

Nov. 28, 2006
King County to again offer free disposal of debris from flood damage, Dec. 2-3

Nov. 13, 2006
Sims pays tribute to Harvey Manning
Long-time trails and wildlands preservation advocate leaves legacy of habitat protection

Nov. 7, 2006, 9:45pm
Executive Sims visits flooded areas in King County

Nov. 7, 2006, 8:30pm
Additional Emergency Shelters open in Bellevue and Renton

Nov. 7, 2006, 4:45pm
Need for residents to report flood damages

Nov. 7, 2006, 2pm
Sims: Heavy rain, historic flooding underscore need for flood-protection upgrades

Nov. 6, 2006
King County Executive issues emergency proclamation due to river system flooding

Nov. 6, 2006
Major flooding expected as heavy rain pushes Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers to Phase IV flood alert

Oct 20, 2006
King County seeks public input in developing permanent East Lake Sammamish Trail

Oct. 9, 2006
External link, King County Journal
Issaquah wants to take green to the extreme

Oct. 6, 2006
External link, Seattle Times
Salmon to hog all the action in Issaquah's "wild" festival

May 26, 2006
King County opens new trails in Taylor Mountain Forest

May 18, 2006
Grease-blocked sewer pipe causes overflow in Bellevue

April 5, 2006
King County staff respond to wastewater spill

March 21, 2006
Sims predicts East Lake Sammamish Trail will become cherished regional treasure

Feb. 9, 2006
King County offers volunteer opportunities on trail, environmental restoration projects

Jan. 13, 2006
County crews complete repairs, reopen Issaquah-Hobart Road ahead of schedule

Jan. 13, 2006
Half of Marymoor Park's popular off-leash dog area closed due to flood waters

Jan. 12, 2006
King County responding to wet weather, flooding

Jan. 11, 2006, 4:30 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center monitoring flows as Green, White rivers stay at Phase Three alert status

Jan. 10, 2006, 10:30 p.m.
King County Flood Warning Center raises flood alert level on Green River, Issaquah Creek

Dec. 29, 2005
Building on a rural property? King County can help with the new guidelines

Nov. 19, 2005
External Link, Seattle Times
Swamp Creek littered with garbage

Nov. 4, 2005
Wet weather helps push back tentative opening for part of East Lake Sammamish Interim Use Trail

Oct. 28, 2005
King County agreement preserves farmland, creates new athletic fields in Sammamish Valley

Sept. 23, 2005
Hearing on SR-9 property transfer

July 28, 2005
East Lake Sammamish Trail Groundbreaking

July 28, 2005
Bring your batteries, bulbs and pesticides to the King County Wastemobile, Aug. 5-7 in Issaquah

July 28, 2005
Get a Free Car Wash Kit and Keep Pollution Out of Streams and Puget Sound

July 24, 2005
External Link, Seattle Times
How clean is your beach?

June 27, 2005
Plan to ensure salmon can thrive in state's most urban watershed wins approval

June 24, 2005
King County to enhance streams at Brightwater site with fallen trees from highway project

June 22, 2005
External link, Seattle Times
Trying to solve the mystery of the 200,000 missing salmon

June 8, 2005
Survey finds more users on regional trails
32 percent of trail users commuting to work or school

June 2, 2005
Mountains to Sound Greenway Days Festival - Time to lace up your hiking boots!

May 10, 2005
East Lake Sammamish Trail clears final permitting hurdle

April 21, 2005
Earth Day volunteers needed to care for native wildflowers in Cougar Mountain meadow

Brightwater Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Available
Proposed Brightwater Regional Wastewater Treatment System

March 18, 2005
King County promises to protect water quality while building Brightwater Treatment Plant

March 14, 2005
Sims hires rural liaison

March 10, 2005
Woodinville-area workshop aims to help farm and horse owners work with new regulations

Feb. 2, 2005
(External Link, Seattle P-I)
Redmond reclaiming its river
Project restoring the Sammamish to a wild state

Jan. 12, 2005
Purchase of surplus county land to help farmers market, innovative ag projects sprout in Woodinville

Nov. 27, 2004
(External Link, Seattle Times)
Local governments' salmon-saving plan up for public review

Nov 23, 2004
Repair work will partially close Sammamish River Trail in Woodinville Nov. 29 and 30

Jan.28, 2004
King County seeks volunteers to help salvage native plants near Newcastle and give them new life

Artist's rendering of King County's Brightwater Treatment Plant Route 9 site chosen for Brightwater Treatment Plant

Dec. 1, 2003
External link: Seattle Times
Engineers use drains to deter busy beavers
» The Beaver Deceiver

Nov. 28, 2003
County Executive Sims to announce decision for location of Brightwater wastewater treatment facilities

REPORT:The Current Status of Kokanee in the Greater Lake Washington Watershed

Oct. 31, 2003
King County invites volunteers to salvage native plants

Oct 8, 2003
Reclaimed water for Sammamish Valley to flow from new source

Oct 8, 2003
Reclaimed water for Sammamish Valley to flow from new source

Aug. 29, 2003
External link: Enterprise News
Mussels' troubles in creek are topic of study
Tests may find problems with Bear Creek

Jul. 29, 2004
Community meeting Aug. 10 in Woodinville on design, mitigation for Brightwater treatment system

Jul. 16, 2004
Public meeting on Safety Relief Point permit application - July 29

Jan. 17, 2003
New King County committee strives to protect region's groundwater

Nov. 8, 2002
King County seeking comments on environmental review of proposed reclaimed water facility in Sammamish Valley

Oct. 11, 2002
New King County committees strive to protect region's groundwater

Oct. 10, 2002
Partnership creates unique legacy near Redmond for recreation, and the environment

Oct. 8, 2002
External link, Seattle Times
New stream course attracting salmon

Sept. 18, 2002
Sims recommends protection of ecological lands
Protection of habitat lands critical to endangered fish and other wildlife that represent high priorities on Issaquah Creek and Cottage Lake Creek.

Sept. 9, 2002
Salmon eager to "test-swim" new stream created by King County Roads

Aug. 29, 2002
Salmon Watcher Program: A distinctly northwest volunteer experience

June 13, 2002
Community open house June 20 on water reuse in the Sammamish Valley

May 13, 2002
Judge dismisses challenge to East Lake Sammamish Trail; construction to continue on interim trail

Land and Water steward training: applications due February 22, 2002

Nov. 13, 2001
Public meeting set to consider Sammamish restoration plan

Nov. 3, 2001
Sims lends support to Sammamish Restoration Plan at ReLeaf event

Oct. 25, 2001
King County seeks volunteers to dig native plants in Issaquah

Go to Sammamish ReLeaf 2001Sammamish Releaf
Help plant 4,000 native plants and pull invasive weeds.

June 15, 2001
(External link: Eastside Journal)
Sammamish Plateau faces water fines, restrictions - Aquifer below halfway point; conservation now negligible

June 5, 2001
Issaquah students to help restore habitat on Saturday

May 31, 2001
"Drought Proof" Sammamish River water solutions announced

Oct. 12, 2000
Volunteers needed Oct. 21 for Sammamish Stewardship Saturday: A part of The Big Help

Oct. 12, 2000
Sims launches King County Salmon Cam

Aug. 30, 2000
External link, Seattle Times
Hydrant vandals loose a flood of complaints

Aug. 16, 2000
Land swap on Sammamish Plateau will enhance new regional park