Natural Resources and Parks
Registration now open for 2015 Brightwater summer camps
King County has partnered with the nonprofit organizations IslandWood and Friends of the Hidden River to offer summer day camp programs at Brightwater Center for elementary and junior high school students.
King County launches online forum to gather public input on climate action
King County Executive Dow Constantine is asking for your thoughts about climate change and how local government can best confront this issue that has such far-reaching impacts.
Maury gravel mine restoration continues as King County removes portion of razor wire-topped fencing
A vestige of a Maury Island gravel mine’s past is no more, as King County crews this week removed a section of tall fencing that included strings of razor wire.
Celebrate the installation of new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle, March 21
Come enjoy the first day of spring and celebrate the installation of four new RainWise rain gardens in West Seattle with free, family-friendly activities.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, April 3-5
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile travels to Redmond, April 3-5.
Strong rainstorm leads to manhole overflow in Bothell
Crews with King County’s clean-water utility responded quickly early Monday morning to a wastewater overflow from a manhole on the North Creek Interceptor, a major regional sewer line in service since 1970.
Heavy rainstorm leads to overflow at Sweyolocken Pump Station in Bellevue
A strong rainstorm caused a mechanical issue Sunday evening at a King County wastewater pump station in Bellevue, resulting in a 21-minute overflow into Lake Washington.
Help shape King County’s plan to address stormwater by reviewing, commenting online
Every year, King County updates its work plan for addressing stormwater runoff, drainage issues and water pollution problems and shares the information in a Stormwater Management Program Plan, which is now available for review and comment.
Celebrate spring with Brightwater Center’s upcoming events
The Islandwood programs at Brightwater Center feature activities for all ages including hands-on nature art projects, outdoor exploring, science experiments, tours and presentations.
King County sets March 14 for Lake Sammamish Willowmoor project update
King County hosts a public meeting on Saturday, March 14 in Redmond to share updated information about a project to reconfigure the transition zone between the Sammamish River and Lake Sammamish through Marymoor Park.
Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to recognize the leaders, educators and advocates whose everyday actions help save the planet through the Earth Heroes at School program.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection coming March 13 to Covington
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its first top of the year in Covington, March 13-15.
Wastemobile visits Vashon for free household hazardous waste disposal, April 18-20
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes a stop in Vashon, April 18-20.
The height of summertime fun can be found at King County Parks – Your Big Backyard
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs.
Debris blocks sewer line, causes brief overflow in south Seattle
Clean-up completed, system operating normally
Vandals cause unsafe conditions, force White Center SW 98th Street Corridor closure
A recently completed pedestrian corridor connecting new homes and a growing commercial area in the White Center neighborhood has been so badly vandalized that King County must close it for safety reasons.
Stretch your food budget by growing veggies in one of King County’s popular garden plots
Save money on fresh produce, provide a bounty of healthy food for the dinner table and get in some gentle exercise and by growing your own vegetables in one of King County Parks’ community garden plots.
Carbon sequestration project needs help with tree planting, Jan. 30 at Island Center Forest
A cutting-edge experiment to determine the value of compost and other organic matter in improving carbon-sequestration in soils is under way on Vashon Island, and volunteers are needed to help move this effort ahead.
For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.