Natural Resources and Parks
Fish and wildlife will benefit from habitat improvements along Cedar River
Habitat improvements, including creating side channel, native vegetation planting, and other work, will make a stretch of the publicly owned land along the Cedar River east of Renton a better place for fish and wildlife.
Access limited during restoration work at King County’s Chinook Bend Natural Area
While visitors will still be welcomed to King County's Chinook Bend Natural Area, a habitat improvement project in a portion of the 59-acre natural area will require some access restrictions.
Reminder: Periodic closures on Green River Trail as essential levee repairs continue
The ongoing work to perform vital maintenance to the levee system along the Green River will require temporary closures of the Green River Trail.
Executive delivers bold new plan to confront climate change after hottest June on record
King County Executive Dow Constantine’s five-year action plan on climate change, an ambitious, results-oriented road map, heads to the County Council.
Household hazardous waste collection comes to Snoqualmie, July 10-12, with the Wastemobile
The Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection service - operated through the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County - makes its one and only visit of the year to Snoqualmie, July 10-12.
First Tech Movies@Marymoor celebrates ‘The Goonies’ 30th anniversary at July 8 series premiere
Enjoy timeless classic movies along with new favorites under the stars this summer at the First Tech Movies@Marymoor outdoor cinema.
Shape the future! Come to an open house on the Green/Duwamish Watershed
People with an interest in enhancing and revitalizing the Green/Duwamish Watershed are invited to share their ideas at a series of upcoming open houses hosted by King County, City of Seattle and the University of Washington’s Green Futures Lab.
Electronic trip counter on Sammamish River Trail part of statewide non-motorized activity study
An automated trip counter is being installed along King County Parks' Sammamish River Trail this week, giving regional trail planners access to fresh data about how many people are using this stretch of trail - and when.
King County adopts final Cedar River channel migration zone study and map
A new map that shows channel migration zones along the Cedar River has been published by King County.
Time running out to enter your best shot in ‘Focus on the Snoqualmie’ photo contest
Your best photo of the Snoqualmie Valley could be featured on a new poster that highlights the unique beauty of this watershed.
Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, June 26-28
King County residents have safely disposed of more than 16,000 tons of hazardous household waste since the Wastemobile's inception, 26 years ago.
King County farmers market season kicks into high gear, and with greater access to all incomes
The summer farmers market season in King County enters prime time this month with 27 of 41 now accepting EBT cards so that residents of all incomes have greater access to healthy, locally grown food.
Reminder: Periodic closures on Green River Trail as essential levee repairs get underway
Work is underway to repair and maintain the levee system along the Green River between Tukwila and Kent - and that means short, intermittent closures along the Green River Trail. King County offers citizens several options for keeping up-to-date with trail closures
Get an early jump on summer with great activities at King County Parks
Summer is just around the corner, and King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - is primed and ready with a wide range of options for summertime fun.
Help shape future look of King County’s new 730-acre Cougar/Squak Corridor Park
Join King County Parks representatives June 17 in Issaquah to discuss potential uses and amenities at the recently opened Cougar/Squak Corridor Park.
King County wants to know residents’ attitudes about local rivers
A new survey is underway of King County residents about their preparedness for flood risks, opinions about river use and more.
King County seeks input as planning of the Eastside Rail Corridor Regional Trail begins
Planning is underway to build a regional trail within the Eastside Rail Corridor and to create a recreational and alternative commuting option for people living from Renton to Woodinville.
Learn how to control invasive knotweed at free King County Noxious Weed Program workshops
Invasive knotweed can be a challenging foe for property owners, and the King County Noxious Weed Program offers free assistance to anyone who is battling this hard-to-conquer plant.
Local food, sustainability to take center stage at King County’s ‘CHOMP!,’ Sept. 12-13
A unique celebration of local food and sustainable living comes to King County's Marymoor Park in September.
Critical levee work requires periodic closures along portions of Green River Trail
Extensive maintenance work by King County along the levee system stretching from Renton to Kent begins soon, and will require intermittent closures of the Green River Trail, which serves as the levees' maintenance and repair road.
King County Green Schools Program honors 55 schools as they help cut waste, save resources
Schools from 33 cities and 15 school districts across King County have engaged students and employees in conservation practices that cut waste, increase recycling and conserve water and energy with the Green Schools Program.
Cedar River recreation workshop set for June 15
Share your vision for safe and accessible recreation on the Cedar River at a King County workshop in Renton.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Covington, June 12-14
Visit the Wastemobile in Covington to drop off and safely dispose of household hazardous waste.
Brightwater Center kicks off its summer events beginning in June
The whole family is invited to Brightwater Center this summer for a variety of all-ages events. Come take a tour of the treatment plant, learn how to install a rain garden or how to identify edible plants.
Dockton dock and Tramp Harbor pier surveys topic of June community meetings
King County Parks is inviting residents to community meetings to learn about the findings from an online survey about recreational use of Vashon public docks.
For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.