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DNRP's 'Beyond Carbon Neutral' commitment
King County Natural Resources and Parks is carbon neutral. As an agency dedicated to people and the planet, the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is committed to climate action and is taking responsibility for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

King County Biologist Chris Gregersen and crew were collecting macroinvertebrate samples as part of the county’s ongoing water quality monitoring on the Tolt river near Carnation recently, when they set a #GoPro camera in the water next to several pink salmon redds near the sampling site, and the fish put on quite a show!

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Sammamish Review  – January 10, 2017
East Lake Sammamish Trail progresses, but not unchallenged

Snoqualmie Valley Record  – January 3, 2017
Parks Department celebrated as first King County department to become carbon neutral

SnoValley Star  – December 7, 2016
County floats flood plans at meeting

Magnolia/Queen Anne News  – December 7, 2016
King County investigating broken Magnolia sewer pipe

Auburn Reporter  – November 21, 2016
Neely Mansion Association honored for preservation efforts

Q13 FOX  – November 21, 2016
Blue Cochin crowned winner at Backyard Chicken Pageant

Maple Valley Reporter  – November 17, 2016
King County lists "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention Recycling"

SnoValley Star –  November 3, 2016
Proposed Snoqualmie River dam project halted –  November 2, 2016
Cities, counties use light radar to locate landslide risks

American Rivers Blog –  November 2, 2016
Tackling Stormwater Challenges on the Green-Duwamish

Seattle Weekly – October 25, 2016
Largest green wall in Seattle takes shape in Georgetown

KIRO TV – October 25, 2016
King County has new way to pinpoint landslide danger

KING 5 – October 25, 2016
State prepares for local flooding

KING 5 – October 18, 2016
Wilburton Trestle could become new walking, biking trail

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Recent news releases


Pump station overflows in West Seattle during heavy rainfall, high tide
King County crews quickly responded Jan. 18 to a wastewater treatment facility in West Seattle that flooded with stormwater and wastewater during heavy rainfall and high tides.


Brightwater Treatment System experiences brief loss of disinfection
King County quickly responded to a power outage at the Brightwater Treatment System’s disinfection facility on Monday, Jan. 16, restarting the plant's disinfection system with 15 minutes.


King County residents: Flood preparedness information now available in 21 languages
King County Flood Control District and King County have translated flood preparedness information in 21 languages to help eliminate language barriers for residents and improve community resiliency.


Crews respond to overflow at King County’s South Mercer Pump Station
King County's South Mercer Pump Station is operating normally following a mechanical failure that caused a 20-minute overflow during a power outage on Sunday, Jan. 8.


‘Don’t Drip and Drive’ free ‘No Leaks’ event Jan. 12 at Puget Sound Skills Center
A free auto leaks inspection service is hosted by the “Don’t Drip and Drive” pollution awareness campaign, Burien and the Puget Sound Skills Center Automotive Technology Program to help you spot any maintenance problems and recommend tips for maintaining your vehicle in top condition and keeping our environment clean.