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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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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

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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Recent news releases


West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017
Progress continues to be made at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant, where people are working 24 hours a day to restore the plant to full wastewater treatment capacity as soon as possible. Weather forecasts are calling for only light precipitation over the next several days, and emergency bypasses of highly diluted stormwater and wastewater from the plant are unlikely.


Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection season is underway, with first stop in Bothell, Feb. 24-26
Bothell-area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost as the Wastemobile kicks off its 2017 season in Bothell, Feb. 24-26.


West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
The work to restore full operations at the West Point Treatment Plant continues at maximum staffing levels around the clock. Light precipitation expected over the next several days suggests no emergency bypasses of stormwater and wastewater will be necessary from the treatment plant in the near term.


Algona location picked for recycling and transfer station to replace aging facility
A new recycling and transfer station for south King County customers will be built on land adjacent the 50-year-old Algona Transfer Station and offer a wide range of recycling and disposal services that the old facility can’t provide.


Executive announces 52 grants for community projects in unincorporated King County
Movie and music nights, youth activities, tool libraries, food banks and neighborhood safety events are among the 52 community projects that will be funded through Community Service Area grants announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine.