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Nov. 16, 2015
King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation 

Oct. 8, 2015
King County Parks invites community to review Eastside Rail Corridor trail alternatives

Oct. 2, 2015
Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding

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

Jul. 31, 2015
Farmers markets now offer expanded access to locally grown produce to lower-income residents

Apr. 21, 2015
King County makes it easier to live green, make sustainable choices

Apr. 20, 2015
Executive Constantine honors 14 eco-friendly leaders with Green Globe Awards

Feb. 25, 2015
King County becomes largest government in U.S. to pilot new energy-tracking system used by Microsoft 

Feb. 3, 2015
External article, Maple Valley Reporter
King County Council takes bold action to cap carbon emissions 

Jan. 23, 2015
King County clean-water infrastructure creates habitat for endangered fish

Installing energy-efficient lighting at treatment plant to save King County $33,000 each year 

Jan. 20, 2015
Cleanup of nonhazardous biosolids spill in Kittitas County completed within 24 hours

Jan. 15, 2015
Record-breaking bond refinance yields biggest savings in King County history

Jan. 9, 2015
External report, KING5 News
Outdoor recreation in state yields $22 billion in spending 

Jan. 8, 2015
King County, cities sign ambitious agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions and confront climate change

Jun. 30, 2014
State auditor reports zero findings in examination of County's 2013 financial statements

May 31, 2014
King County crews respond to sinkhole in Seattle’s Madison Valley

May 8, 2014
King County ‘Recicla mas’ Spanish-language recycling campaign earns top outreach honor

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

Apr. 23, 2014
Get info on RainWise rebates at the Northwest Green Home Tour, April 26

Apr. 21, 2014
Applications for Lower Duwamish Green Grants accepted through 6/2

Apr. 17, 2014
Waste-to-energy system to supply renewable electricity, heat at West Point Treatment Plant

2013 King County Accomplishments

Mar. 12, 2014
Welcome spring with educational activities at Brightwater Center

Jan. 21, 2014
External article, The Guardian
You really, really, really ought to spend more time in nature

Jan. 21, 2014
Construction starts soon on Barton pollution control project in West Seattle

Dec. 11, 2013
External article, Bellevue Patch
King County Green Building Policy Top in Nation For Sustainability

Nov. 26, 2013
Cavalia brings horses, big top, back to Marymoor Park in 2014 with ‘Odysseo’

Nov. 8, 2013
King County Parks seeks public comments on new rules that crack down on illegal dumping

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

Oct. 23, 2013
Learning farm brings bounty of benefits for students, community

Oct. 3, 2013
Popular Program expands into more Ballard, Phinney Ridge neighborhoods 

Oct. 3, 2013
Bond sale brings $2.7 million in savings to sewer utility ratepayers

Jul. 3, 2013
King County invites public to share thoughts on Historic Preservation Program plans

Jul. 2, 2013
Host a meeting or event at King County's Brightwater Center

Jun. 3, 2013
King County brownfields program manager wins national leadership award

May 30, 2013
King County offers residents free workshops for invasive knotweed control

May 29, 2013
Fast Facts: King County supports Superfund cleanup

May 2, 2013
South Park, Highland Park & West Seattle areas now eligible for RainWise rebates

March 30, 2013
County, partners and community celebrate Eastside Rail Corridor public ownership

2012 DNRP Annual Report feature

March 29, 2013
Green Grants support community rain garden project in South Park

March 21, 2013
Executive Constantine reaches agreement to conserve largest piece of unprotected forestland remaining in King County

March 19, 2013
Bond refinancing to save $35 million for King County utility ratepayers

Dec. 20, 2012
Verdict favors King County in Brightwater tunneling lawsuit

Dec. 20, 2012
King County Executive's Top 12 for 2012
A look back at accomplishments of the year

Dec. 19, 2012
Reminder: Solid waste fee changes Jan. 1, helping ongoing system modernizations

Oct. 9, 2012
Brightwater earns ‘Best Project’ honors in regional engineering competition

Sept. 26, 2012
Executive Constantine applauds unanimous vote to adopt long-term pollution control plan

2011 Department of Natural Resources and Parks Annual Report

Nov. 8, 2012
Celebrate sanitation on ‘World Toilet Day’

Proposed Surface Water Management fee increase for 2013-2014
New legal requirements, new incentives

Sept. 26, 2012 
Brightwater open house features family fun, educational activities, Sept. 29 

Sept. 12, 2012
County Executive recognizes People for Puget Sound on news it will cease operations this fall

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

Aug. 20, 2012
Bond refinancing saves $10.8 million for sewer utility ratepayers

Aug. 3, 2012
Parks managers from around King County working hard to reduce pesticide use

Jul. 23, 2012
King County celebrates 30 years of protecting open space, forests, and farms

Jul. 9, 2012
County Councilmembers recognize the benefits of National Parks
July 9 is Washington State National Parks Day in King County

Jun. 26, 2012
Executive convenes Parks Levy Task Force to recommend funding for King County Parks

Jun. 26, 2012
Utility to save an estimated $10.2 million though bond refinancing

Jun. 12, 2012
Executive congratulates 4 King County Green Schools Program schools for new national honor

Jun. 12, 2012
King County receives national award for innovative alkaline battery recycling program

Jun. 12, 2012
King County’s clean-water utility earns national environmental awards

Apr. 20, 2012
Proposed sewer rate kept below projections with $1.9 million in new operating efficiencies
Rate proposal funds construction of needed Brightwater plant and other complex projects over past decade

Apr. 17, 2012
Go green at the grocery store for Earth Day

Apr. 12, 2012
King County Earth Week events offer chances to learn more, do more about environment

Mar. 30, 2012
See how King County protects environment; 2011 DNRP annual report now available

Mar. 27, 2012
King County maintains strong credit ratings ahead of bond sale for clean-water projects

2010-2012 Midterm Report (pdf)
King County Executive Dow Constantine

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

Jan. 25, 2012
Brightwater project honored with state engineering achievement awards

Jan. 25, 2012
Infrastructure investments top 2012 priority list for clean-water utility

Jan. 9, 2012
King County seeks nominations for Earth Heroes at School awards

Dec. 20, 2011
King County GIS Center marks a decade of information, education, revenue generation

Dec. 19 2011
Partnerships and reforms help build record of accomplishment

Dec. 15, 2011
Pitch for a greener holiday season

Dec. 6, 2011
Visit King County Parks’ online store for great gift ideas that also support a great cause

Dec. 5, 2011
Brightwater tunneling contractors take top international industry honors

Nov. 3, 2011
Brightwater partnership with IslandWood to broaden environmental education horizons

Oct. 26, 2011

King County honors employees with ‘Excellence in Building Green’ awards

Oct. 24, 2011
Agencies reaffirm King County’s high credit ratings ahead of bond sale

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

Updating waste management infrastructure in King County

2011 Division Days video

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

Sept. 12, 2011
New King County solid waste rate supports modernization of 1960’s-era transfer stations

Sept. 9, 2011
Last chance to help King County Parks shape the future of its parks and trails

Aug. 15, 2011 
King County seeks citizens to serve on committee, offer input on solid waste issues

Aug. 9, 2011 
Don’t let summertime slip by without getting outside and enjoying King County Parks

Aug. 2, 2011 
King County sets open house for public update on Factoria transfer station replacement project

Little footprint, big forest cargo container“Little Footprint Big Forest” cargo container design competition is a call out to design overnight structures re-using surplus cargo containers to be placed in a King County park. This competition seeks to integrate the principles of conservation and sustainability with design, aesthetics and forest stewardship in a unique way.

June 14, 2011 
King County, Cascade Bicycle Club urge safety during Burke-Gilman Trail closure and detour

May 27, 2011
Clean-water utility earns national recognition for environmental excellence

May 16, 2011
King County offers everyday ‘green’ tips at annual Green Festival, May 21-22, in Seattle

May 11, 2011
Employee suggestions lead to requirement for reduced paper use in King County 
New measures requiring 100-percent recycled-content paper and double-sided copying could save County up to $100,000 in annual cost of paper

May 5, 2011
Executive Constantine, Flood Control District praise signing of legislation protecting flood funds 
City Mayors join Constantine, Patterson in thanking Legislature for work after Governor signs EHB 1969

April 22, 2011
Executive calls to keep monthly sewer rate flat in 2012
Continued efficiencies maintain stable rates over two-year period

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

April 19, 2011 
King County honors environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards 
Executive Constantine to recognize winners at County’s annual Earth Day Expo, April 22 at Westlake Plaza in Seattle

April 14, 2011 
Executive Constantine goes online April 18 to discuss climate change with experts, public

April 12, 2011 
Engage in Parks: King County Parks invites everyone to get involved this spring

April 5, 2011 
One mile of Puget Sound shoreline preserved with deal between Camp Fire USA and King County 

Feb. 23, 2011
King County seeks applications for Youth Sports Facilities grants

Feb. 23, 2011
Clean-water investments bolster economic growth, support regional environmental goals

Feb. 23, 2011
Public input encouraged as King County updates stormwater management plan

Feb. 22, 2011
King County invites public to meet, discuss future of Maury Island property

Feb. 15, 2011
King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions

Jan. 31, 2011
Sale of emissions credits from landfill gas will net an estimated $500,000 a year from pioneering King County effort 
Purchase of emissions credits by PSE supports goals of Executive’s 2010 Energy Plan

Jan. 7, 2011
King County seeks nominations for Earth Heroes at Schools awards
Program recognize outstanding efforts to educate youth, protect environment

2010 DNRP accomplishments

Dec. 30, 2010
County gets the keys to Maury Island property

Dec. 27, 2010 
King County offers helpful tips for Christmas tree recycling

July 22, 2010 
Vandals damage Lake Sammamish data buoy

July 22, 2010 
Bond sale brings savings for ratepayers, improvements for environment and economy 
Favorable credit ratings lower borrowing costs to fund crucial infrastructure

July 16, 2010 
King County names global green contest winners

July 15, 2010 
Summer’s here, and so is summertime fun in King County Parks – Your Big Backyard

July 9, 2010 
New director appointed to lead county Department of Natural Resources and Parks 
Experienced manager with successful track record of community engagement, project and change management

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

July 1, 2010 
Art, music and more await this summer in King County Parks – Your Big Backyard

June 30, 2010 
King County-Carnation partnership leads to new trail with safe access to park, regional trails

June 24, 2010 

Tunnels’ completion marks major Brightwater project milestone Machines emerge in Bothell, Shoreline; tunneling now 85 percent complete

June 22, 2010 
King County announces 2010 Best Workplaces for Recycling and Waste Reduction list 
Companies find cutting waste is also a way to cut costs in tough economic climate

June 14, 2010 
King County Green Schools Program honors 65 schools for recycling, conservation work

June 1, 2010
King County experts to show you that ‘It’s Easy Being Green’ at Green Festival

May 25, 2010
Constantine extols farm-fresh produce available in 41 King County neighborhoods

May 25, 2010 
Environmental living contest: King County launches ‘Green World Cup’

May 5, 2010 
Local companies earn honors for pollution prevention efforts 
County program rewards environmentally sound business practices

May 5, 2010 

King County, green builders host ‘confluence’ exploring sustainable construction solutions May 5 event helps region’s jurisdictions jumpstart green-building efforts

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

April 23, 2010 
Snoqualmie Valley forests at risk as patch of noxious weed garlic mustard found

April 23, 2010 
King County to recognize businesses that are tops in recycling, waste reduction

April 21, 2010 
Executive outlines King County’s green initiatives to protect environment 
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day: a time to assess progress made and work yet to be done

Hazards, risks and safety in the floodplains 
Public comments invited on draft plan. Comment period extended to April 16.

Final Public Rule 
Procedures for considering public safety when placing large wood in King County rivers

April 20, 2010 
Complete inventory of climate change pollution to help guide regional climate action 
Effort will estimate emissions of all goods and services, help inform future plans

April 15, 2010 
Efficiencies and cost reductions enable sewer rate proposal that is less than projected for 2011 
Prudent financing helps protect high bond rating and lower long-term costs

April 8, 2010 
Infrastructure projects support regional environmental, economic goals 
Clean-water investments a priority in 2010

April 5, 2010 
Light at the end of the Brightwater tunnel as contractor inks deal to complete construction on “BT-3”

April 1, 2010 
King County Flood Control District hazard mitigation draft plan available for review 
Public comments are invited on potential hazards and mitigation plans

March 31, 2010 
See how King County protects environment; 2009 DNRP annual report now available

March 30, 2010 
King County Noxious Weed Program helping Bellevue fight tough forest invader 
Seasonal battle begins against garlic mustard, giant hogweed, other invaders

March 30, 2010 
King County garbage collection FAQ

March 23, 2010 
King County Wastemobile in Redmond April 9-11 for household hazardous waste 
King County program in 21st year of service; year-round Auburn location continues

Feb. 26, 2010 
King County Executive proposes passing on the savings from new efficiencies at county transfer stations 
Fees would be slashed by one-third for haulers of yard waste and organics under legislation sent to County Council

Hazards, risks and safety in the floodplains 
Public meeting, request for comment

Proposed public rule 
Procedures for considering recreational safety when placing large wood in King County rivers 
Request for comments and notice of public hearings

Jan. 28, 2010 
New report offers blueprint for growing agriculture business in King County 
‘FARMS’ report notes value, future challenges of farming in populous county