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DNRP news releases


22
MAY

Ravensdale Park makeover brings versatile synthetic sports fields to growing community
Play ball! King County Parks, partners and residents celebrate new multi-sport fields at Ravensdale Park that are now open to the public.

21
MAY

Time running out to register for 6th-annual King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, May 31
King County Parks' Big Backyard 5K presented by Group Health is coming right up. Sign up today for this fun family event - and don't forget to bring your leashed pooch!

20
MAY

‘Rolling closures’ for work on King County’s Burke Gilman, Sammamish River trails
Crews will soon begin annual maintenance along the Burke Gilman and Sammamish River trails to ensure open sightlines and good drainage - and trail users should expect brief delays along trail sections.

19
MAY

Celebrate National Trails Day in King County Parks’ newest park – Cougar/Squak Corridor
With the struggle won to preserve an irreplaceable slice of the Issaquah Alps, King County Parks and its partners invite everyone to enjoy the grand opening of Cougar/Squak Corridor Park.

19
MAY

Wastemobile brings household hazardous waste collection opportunity to Enumclaw, June 5-7
Visit the Wastemobile when it comes to Enumclaw to safely dispose of all household hazardous waste at no cost.

18
MAY

Local industrial facilities earn recognition for environmental compliance
Commitment to business practices that protect regional water quality earned environmental awards for 72 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.

15
MAY

Students connect to local water systems at Brightwater’s Watershed Festival, May 18-19
More than 450 fourth-graders are expected to take part in the Watershed Festival at King County’s Brightwater Center in Woodinville, May 18-19. Students will gain a better understanding of how the water we use in our homes and schools relates to our water systems.

15
MAY

Public invited to discuss uses for King County’s Cougar/Squak Corridor Park
Help King County Parks determine future uses for the new Cougar/Squak Corridor Park by sharing your ideas at a May 27 public meeting in Issaquah.

15
MAY

First Tech Movies@Marymoor offer adventure, romance, family favorites in summer line-up
From 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' to 'Big Hero 6,' the 11th-annual Movies@Marymoor offers a great line-up of summertime entertainment in King County's Marymoor Park.

14
MAY

Partnership celebrates completion of major Snoqualmie River habitat restoration project
Partners in the Upper Carlson Floodplain Restoration project came together to celebrate completion of a multi-year effort to reconnect the Snoqualmie River to its old floodplain - creating dozens of acres of new fish and wildlife habitat, while maintaining flood protection for homes, roads and farmland.

13
MAY

Green River levee project community meeting set for June 8
Attend an open house June 8 in Kent to learn more about a project to improve flood protection along the Green River.

11
MAY

Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Kirkland, May 22-24
All King County residents can 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 Kirkland, May 22-24.

8
MAY

Share your ideas for future work to protect people and habitat along the Cedar River
Share your experience with flooding on the Cedar River, and learn about planning efforts for restoration, recreation and public safety along the river corridor at May 18 meeting in Renton.

7
MAY

Important work along Snoqualmie River will protect state highway, regional trail
Repairing the Sinnema Quaale structure protects a state highway, fiber optic line and a King County regional trail from the Snoqualmie River's erosive forces.

7
MAY

Sunny, warm weather on its way, and cold rivers, lakes, and Sound require caution
While warm, sunny days are expected across King County this weekend, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound remain dangerously cold, and health and safety officials urge caution around open water.

5
MAY

King County honors its Earth Heroes
Students, teachers, and other members of the school community in King County who inspire and educate others by showing how simple, everyday conservation actions can contribute to a healthier planet are being honored this week at King County’s annual Earth Heroes at School ceremony.

4
MAY

Learn about rain garden and cistern installation at a free ‘Meet the Contractor’ fair on May 9
Seattle residents seeking to install rain gardens or cisterns through the RainWise Program are invited to meet qualified contractors at a free event on Saturday, May 9, at the Highland Park Improvement Club in West Seattle.

4
MAY

Wastemobile offers safe and convenient household hazardous waste disposal in Kirkland, May 22-24
All King County residents can 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 Kirkland, May 22-24.

1
MAY

What’s up, dock? King County Parks wants your thoughts on future of Vashon public docks
King County Parks is inviting residents to participate in an online survey about the recreational use of Vashon public docks.

27
APR

Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, May 8-10
All King County residents can 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 Bothell, May 8-10.

24
APR

Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release celebrates partnership to save ‘little red fish’
Executive Constantine joins Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group and area students in release of rare juvenile fish on Laughing Jacobs Creek

20
APR

Executive Constantine honors 14 eco-friendly leaders with Green Globe Awards
From improving the local food system, to leadership in environmental and social justice, food waste prevention, open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King Countys' 2015 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment.

16
APR

King County Community Service Area program town hall comes to Vashon, April 28
The King County Service Area program is sponsoring an open house on Vashon-Maury Island April 28, when residents can meet with County officials and ask questions about projects and programs.

16
APR

Amid critically low snowpacks, King County offers advice on protecting homes from wildfire
Residents in rural and wooded areas of King County can learn how to make their homes safer from wildfire and their communities more resilient in the face of disasters of any kind at a May 7 Firewise Leadership Conference in Carnation.

15
APR

DNRP 2014 annual report now available - ‘Environmental Stewardship in King County’
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks' 2014 annual report, 'Environmental Stewardship in King County' is now available, and features highlights of the organization's work to protect and enhance the county's high quality of life.

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For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.