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KUOW – July 10, 2015
That cool lake or river can be deadly for swimmers
Seattle Bike Blog – July 9, 2015
Newly-paved section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is now open
KUOW – July 6, 2015
Yes, Western Washington Should Prepare For Wildfires Too
Kirkland Reporter – June 11, 2015
King County wants to know residents’ attitudes about local rivers
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter – June 10, 2015
King County surveying citizens concerning river uses and flood preparedness
Issaquah Reporter – June 10, 2015
Cougar/Squak Corridor Park south expansion opens to the public
Redmond Reporter – June 8, 2015
Local food, sustainability to take center stage at King County’s CHOMP! Sept. 12-13
Maple Valley Reporter – June 8, 2015
Habitat projects and large wood in rivers | King County
Enumclaw Courier-Herald – June 1, 2015
Cedar River recreation workshop set for June 15 | King County
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter – May 17, 2015
Sunny, warm weather on its way, and cold rivers, lakes and Sound require caution
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King County Parks appeals Sammamish permit conditions for East Lake Sammamish Trail work
Despite agreeing to numerous requested design changes to its redevelopment of a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, King County must appeal a City of Sammamish permit because many of the city's conditions would result in a trail that was unsafe for users.
Farmers markets expand access to locally grown produce to lower-income residents
Proclaiming Aug. 2-8 Farmers Market Week in King County, Executive Dow Constantine lauds improved access to farmers markets and fresh, healthy food for all economic backgrounds.
Green River levee maintenance work resumes in early August, requiring temporary trail closures
The important work of maintaining levees along the Green River means sporadic closures for portions of the trail network in the Green River Valley.
Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure safety for public, businesses
Crews are making important repairs and performing necessary maintenance to the system of levees along the Green River - and that means temporary closures along stretches of King County's Green River Trail.
New grant funding available to support grassroots water quality projects in King County
To bolster local efforts to protect water quality, control pollution and build healthy communities, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is announcing $850,000 in funding for community-driven environmental projects through the new WaterWorks Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16.