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A collection of popular  pages from across the Department of Natural Resources and Parks.

What do I do with...?
There's a place for us to recycle just about anything. This service shows how to dispose of nearly anything in the most environmentally-friendly ways possible.

Native Plant Guide for the Maritime NorthwestNorthwest Native Plant Guide - King County, Washington
Browse photos and example landscape plans, and make a plant list to take to your local native plant nursery.

Happy VolunteerThe Dirt
Calendar of earth-friendly volunteer opportunities around King County.

Go to King County Rivers and WatershedsIndex Map of Watersheds
Learn about natural resource issues and activities in your watershed.

Go to King County Reference MapsNatural Resources Reference Maps
Base maps and thematic maps that King County DNRP uses in its work.

Go to King County Surface Water Design Manual
Supporting documents and software that engineers can use in designing drainage systems in King County.


Puget Sound Fresh ProducePuget Sound Fresh (external link) provides a searchable database of local u-picks, farmers markets, and community supported farms and provides harvest seasons for local crops, recipes, and info about farming events.

Swimming Beaches, Water Quality and Temperature Data
Bacteria counts and temperature for beaches on Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish, Echo Lake and Hidden Lake in King County, updated weekly throughout the swimming season.