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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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In the news

Seattle Times  – March 7, 2017
Float switches may have failed at flooded West Point wastewater plant

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog  – February 20, 2017
Why you should stop by the new drug drop box on Broadway

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 –  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

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Logan Harris
Public Affairs Manager
Phone: 206-477-4516

Doug Williams
Media Relations Coordinator
Phone: 206-477-4543

Kate Karpf
Communications Specialist
Phone: 206-477-4537

Tim O'Leary
Multi-Media Specialist
Phone: 206-477-4519

Marie Trigona
Online Public Engagement Specialist
Phone: 206-477-3717

Recent news releases


Frog Holler Community Forest dedication, volunteer event April 1
Join King County Parks and Vashon-Maury Island residents April 1 for a dedication ceremony and volunteer habitat restoration work party at Frog Holler Community Forest – Vashon’s newest protected public forestland.


West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, March 23, 2017
Steady progress continues to be made toward restoring full wastewater treatment capabilities by the end of April at the King County West Point Treatment Plant.


Pacific Park along White River in Pacific opens in early April with seasonal flood barrier removal
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, the temporary flood protection barrier in Pacific Park along the White River will soon come down.


Vegetation management underway to help strengthen King County forests
Crews are working on more than 300 acres of King County forestland to help strengthen stands of young conifer trees.


Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, March 31 - April 2
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Redmond, March 31 – April 2.