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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Auburn Reporter – January 18, 2017
King County residents: Flood preparedness information available in 21 languages
Snoqualmie Valley Record – January 12, 2017
Valley's Stewart Barn and Milk House named King County Landmark
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
KING5.com – 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
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West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017
King County employees and contractors continue making progress around the clock on restoration work at the West Point Treatment Plant.
West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017
King County employees and contractors continue making progress around the clock on restoration work at the West Point Treatment Plant, and no emergency bypasses of highly diluted stormwater and wastewater have occurred at the plant since early on Thursday, Feb. 16.
West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Feb. 18, 2017
Restoration work continues around the clock at the West Point Treatment Plant, which is treating wastewater. No emergency bypasses are anticipated under current weather forecasts for the next 24 hours.
Wastewater pump station overflows in West Seattle as a result of neighborhood power outage
A King County wastewater pump station in West Seattle that was affected during a neighborhood power outage discharged combined stormwater and wastewater flows into Puget Sound for about 25 minutes late in the afternoon on Thursday, Feb. 16.
West Point Treatment Plant bypassing some flows as storm affects plant still in recovery
Heavy rains early Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, caused a partial bypass of combined wastewater and stormwater flows to Puget Sound at the West Point Treatment Plant. The plant is operating at about 50 percent capacity since a storm last week led to a power failure and flooding in portions of the facility.