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12
DEC

South Treatment Plant in Renton hosts natural yard care classes, Jan. 27 & Feb. 10
Learn the basics of natural yard care at two free classes hosted by King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton on Jan. 27 and Feb. 10. The classes are free and include compost and plant start giveaways.

12
DEC

Free natural yard care classes this winter at King County’s Brightwater Center
Learn the basics of natural yard care this winter at four classes hosted by King County and the Snohomish Conservation District. The classes will take place in January, February and March at Brightwater Center, located at 22505 State Route 9 in Woodinville.

11
DEC

Visit an online open house to review sewer improvement plans in Redmond
King County is hosting an online open house to enable people to review and comment on plans for its Lake Hills and NW Sammamish Sewer Upgrade Project in Redmond. The online open house is available through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

8
DEC

New recycling rule starts Jan. 2 at King County transfer stations and drop boxes
To help cut waste and reduce the amount of easily recyclable or compostable materials brought to the landfill, the King County Solid Waste Division beginning Jan. 2 will no longer accept cardboard, scrap metal, yard waste and clean wood as garbage at its facilities that accept those materials for recycling. Customers will be asked to place those recyclable materials in designated recycling bins or areas.

6
DEC

Bond refinancing, credit upgrade lead to $35.8 million in savings for King County’s sewer utility
Strong credit ratings and favorable financial market conditions continue to benefit ratepayers served by King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. The County today refinanced $159.7 million in sewer revenue bonds that will save $35.8 million over the next 32 years.

29
NOV

King County hosts Dec. 13 contractor forum on upcoming capital projects
King County Water and Land Resources Division will host a forum on Wednesday, Dec. 13, to present upcoming opportunities in construction, design, engineering and other professional services.

28
NOV

Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station receives ‘Green Project of the Year’ award
King County’s recently completed Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station redevelopment project has been awarded the “Green Project of the Year” by the Northwest Construction Consumer Council.

28
NOV

Learn tips to reduce home wildfire risk at free workshops in Issaquah, Sammamish
King County libraries in Issaquah and Sammamish are hosting free seminars in early December when homeowners can learn landscaping tips to help minimize the risk of wildfire.

24
NOV

King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels
With rain diminishing and river levels subsiding, the King County Flood Warning Center closed at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, after a two-and-a-half-day opening to monitor minor and moderate flooding along numerous rain-swollen rivers.

23
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert for Green River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Green River, where some minor flooding could be expected in low-lying areas upstream of Auburn.

23
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center: Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River – minor flooding
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, with minor flooding possible.

23
NOV

Controlled dam releases send White River to Phase 2 flood alert level - other King County rivers remain high
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened on Tuesday, Nov. 21, has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the White River, where planned releases from a flood-control dam could result in minor flooding in low-lying areas along the river. Flows remain high and swift on rivers across King County following several days of heavy rain.

22
NOV

King County issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, Phase 2 flood alert for Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, where moderate flooding is expected. The Flood Warning Center has also issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, where minor flooding could occur.

21
NOV

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened on Tuesday evening, Nov. 21, following several hours of heavy rain that brought the Snoqualmie River up to a minor flood level. Workers will monitor river levels across King County as long as high flows persist.

8
NOV

Public invited to celebrate a RainWise milestone at Valley School in Seattle, Nov. 29
Celebrate community and clean water at a public event sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Valley School in Seattle on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Meet RainWise Program experts and learn about rebates to professionally install rain gardens and cisterns that control stormwater runoff on rainy days.

26
OCT

Learn more about Cedar Hills Regional Landfill on landfill tour, at community meeting
Learn more about King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill by taking a guided tour of the facility on Nov. 4, and attending a community meeting in Issaquah on Nov. 8.

26
OCT

Bellevue-King County solid waste agreement helps keep rates low, enhances customer service
The City of Bellevue’s decision to remain in the King County solid waste system until 2040 helps ensure disposal rates will remain as low as possible throughout the county, and helps the King County Solid Waste Division provide its customers with a wide array of solid waste disposal and recycling services.

25
OCT

Sewer repair work to restrict traffic along Lake Hills Boulevard in Bellevue
Work to repair a sewer line break in Bellevue is set to begin on Oct. 26 and may take up to three days to complete.

25
OCT

Celebrate the 20-million gallon RainWise milestone at Fairview Christian School, Oct. 27
Celebrate community and clean water at a public rain garden celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Fairview Christian School on Friday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. The installation marks a major milestone for the program as its rain gardens and cisterns now successfully control over 20 million gallons of polluted runoff each year.

23
OCT

Redeveloped Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station enhances recycling and disposal options
With the multi-year modernization project at King County’s new Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station in Bellevue completed, customers now have more recycling and disposal options than ever.

22
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 to monitor rising river levels, has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River. Flooding is possible across several areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. A Phase 2 flood alert has also been issued for the Tolt River, where minor flooding is possible.

22
OCT

King County closes Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, following nearly 24 hours of operation in response to flooding along the Snoqualmie, South Fork Skykomish and Tolt rivers.

21
OCT

King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, after several hours of heavy rain brought minor flooding to the Snoqualmie River.

17
OCT

From spikes to bikes: King County begins trail work on Eastside Rail Corridor in Renton
At a ceremonial spike-pulling event Tuesday, King County and its partners celebrated the start of rail removal on two sections of the Eastside Rail Corridor and, more importantly, five miles of new public trail expected to open by the end of the year.

13
OCT

13 projects get salmon restoration funding in Snoqualmie, S. Fork Skykomish watersheds
Thirteen projects that support salmon recovery in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish watersheds have been awarded $872,286 in Cooperative Watershed Management grants.

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