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APR

King County seeking applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
There are two vacancies on the King County Rural Forest Commission – an important advisory body that recommends strategies to help conserve forestlands, promote forestry, and ensure effective management of County-owned forestlands.

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APR

West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 20, 2017
King County remains on schedule for restoring all wastewater treatment processes at the West Point Treatment Plant by April 30.

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APR

King County Flood Control District issues study of Tolt River channel migration zone
View maps and ask questions about a six-mile channel migration zone along the Tolt River at a May 8 meeting with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control Supervisor Kathy Lambert and other County representatives.

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APR

Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station opens daily beginning May 1
To improve customer service and access to recycling and waste disposal services, King County will extend the days of service at the Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station beginning May 1.

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APR

Community event celebrates RainWise success in West Seattle, April 27
Celebrate community and clean water at a rain garden celebration sponsored by King County’s RainWise program, hosted at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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APR

Executive Constantine kicks off Earth Week by honoring 13 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
From preserving Treaty rights that protect air and water quality, to stewardship organizations that help safely collect and dispose of hazardous materials, to open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King County’s 2017 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment.

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APR

West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 13, 2017
Workers at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant continue to be on schedule for restoring the wastewater treatment processes by April 30.

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APR

Celebrate completion of new mountain bike trails at King County’s Dockton Forest, April 22
After years of dreaming, lots of planning, and more than 1,500 hours of volunteer work, three miles of new mountain bike trails are now open for the public’s enjoyment at King County’s Dockton Forest on Vashon-Maury Island.

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APR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Des Moines, April 21-23
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Des Moines, April 21-23.

11
APR

King County Community Service Area program hosts spring town hall meetings
The King County Community Service Area Program is sponsoring a series of town hall open houses this spring and summer, when residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials to talk about issues affecting their communities.

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APR

King County Flood Control District issues study of South Fork Skykomish River migration zone
View maps and ask questions about a 13-mile channel migration zone along the South Fork Skykomish River at an April 20 meeting with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control Supervisor Kathy Lambert and other County representatives.

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APR

West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 6, 2017
Workers at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant continue to be on schedule for restoring the wastewater treatment processes by April 30.

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APR

Lake Alice residents can prepare for wildfire emergency at April 29 training in Fall City
Residents of the Lake Alice community in a heavily forested portion of rural east King County will take part in an emergency planning exercise on April 29 to help them prepare for a catastrophic wildfire event.

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MAR

West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, March 30, 2017
Crews working around the clock remain on schedule for returning the King County West Point Treatment Plant to full wastewater treatment capabilities by April 30.

29
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Vashon, April 14-16
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Vashon Island, April 14-16.

29
MAR

Wastewater Treatment Division hosts contractor forum, April 6
Individuals and firms seeking to do business with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division are invited to a contractor forum on Thursday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the King County Airport, 7299 Perimeter Road in Seattle.

28
MAR

King County Flood Control District presents findings from Snoqualmie River hydrology study
Learn about changes in Snoqualmie River basin flooding by attending an April 18 meeting in Carnation with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control District Supervisor Kathy Lambert and independent consultant Ed McCarthy.

27
MAR

King County Flood District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program
The King County Flood Control District has more than $3 million in grant funding available in 2017 for projects that target flood-risk reduction along rivers, streams, lakes and other areas.

24
MAR

Frog Holler Community Forest dedication, volunteer event April 1
Join King County Parks and Vashon-Maury Island residents April 1 for a dedication ceremony and volunteer habitat restoration work party at Frog Holler Community Forest – Vashon’s newest protected public forestland.

23
MAR

West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, March 23, 2017
Steady progress continues to be made toward restoring full wastewater treatment capabilities by the end of April at the King County West Point Treatment Plant.

23
MAR

Pacific Park along White River in Pacific opens in early April with seasonal flood barrier removal
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, the temporary flood protection barrier in Pacific Park along the White River will soon come down.

22
MAR

Vegetation management underway to help strengthen King County forests
Crews are working on more than 300 acres of King County forestland to help strengthen stands of young conifer trees.

21
MAR

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, March 31 - April 2
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Redmond, March 31 – April 2.

21
MAR

Celebrate Hamm Creek restoration progress with a tree planting & work party, March 25
Support a community-led forest and wetland restoration project near the Duwamish River at a tree planting and work party event set for Saturday, March 25, at Hamm Creek-Point Rediscovery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work is partially funded through King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Waterworks Grants.

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MAR

King County Green Schools Program recognizes eight schools, helps schools achieve results
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts to engage their students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation. The program assists schools and districts to reduce waste, increase recycling, and take other actions to conserve natural resources. More than 250 private and public schools across King County have benefited from this program.

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