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28
AUG

Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure communities' safety
A long-term maintenance project along several miles of Green River levees from Tukwila to Auburn is underway, and Green River Trail users should expect occasional closures while the work is being done.

28
AUG

King County sets meetings to share details of proposed protected lands inventory changes
Learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of County-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory” at any of four upcoming public meetings.

28
AUG

Tokul Creek Trestle rehab requires closure of historic Snoqualmie Valley Trail feature
Major repairs are needed to the historic Tokul Creek Trestle – the stunning, century-old wooden structure that once carried railroad cars and now serves as part of King County Parks’ Snoqualmie Valley Trail.

27
AUG

Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 17-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
A shortened deer-hunting season returns during the latter half of October to Island Center Forest - the only public land on Vashon-Maury Island where deer hunting has historically been allowed.

27
AUG

Vasa Park beach reopens; water quality safe for swimming and boating
Vasa Park beach on Lake Sammamish is again open for swimming and boating after being closed Monday in response to a sewage overflow from King County’s Sunset Pump Station. Laboratory tests conducted over several days confirmed water quality is safe for recreation.

24
AUG

Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Covington, Sept. 4-6
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 Covington, Sept. 4-6.

24
AUG

Unexpected power failure leads to overflow at King County’s Sunset Pump Station
An unexpected power failure early Monday afternoon at King County’s Sunset Pump Station caused a sewage overflow that prompted temporary closure of nearby Vasa Park beach on Lake Sammamish. The station is operating normally and health and regulatory agencies were notified.

20
AUG

Call for literary/spoken word artists for King County’s Equity and Social Justice project
King County’s Equity and Social Justice Program seeks up to eight individual literary artists to participate in readings as part of its Cultivating a Culture of Equity and Social Justice through Literature and Poetry project, which begins later this year.

20
AUG

King County continues levee work along Green River
King County levee maintenance along levees from Tukwila to Kent means intermittent closures to sections of the Green River Trail.

14
AUG

Work along Green River levees helps ensure community’s safety
King County levee maintenance along levees from Tukwila to Kent means intermittent closures to sections of Green River Trail.

14
AUG

‘Película Bajo las Estrellas’ or ‘Movie Under the Stars’ to screen Aug. 22 in White Center
For Spanish-speaking residents and others, King County is offering a fun, family-friendly outdoor movie night and a chance to learn more about its services and programs.

13
AUG

Local food, sustainability take center stage at King County’s CHOMP!, Sept. 13
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!, presented by PCC Natural Markets, Sept. 13 at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond.

11
AUG

LED lighting upgrade at Petrovitsky Park means less glare, more energy efficiency
Lighting improvements will require closure of sports fields during installation Aug. 17-30.

10
AUG

Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Renton, Aug. 21-23
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 Renton, Aug. 21-23.

7
AUG

Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure safety for public, businesses
The important work of maintaining levees along the Green River means sporadic closures for portions of the trail network in the Green River Valley.

7
AUG

Expanded, improved recycling services at King County’s Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station
Vashon residents now have more recycling options than ever, and thanks to new efficient compactors, King County is cutting carbon emissions and costs to transport collected recyclables.

6
AUG

King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant earns prestigious environmental award
King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant earned the prestigious “Outstanding Performance Award” from the state Department of Ecology for perfect compliance with permit conditions in 2014.

6
AUG

King County’s South Treatment Plant earns coveted “Outstanding Performance Award”
King County’s South Treatment Plant earned the prestigious “Outstanding Performance Award” from the state Department of Ecology for perfect compliance with permit conditions in 2014.

6
AUG

King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant recognized for perfect permit compliance
King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant earned the prestigious “Outstanding Performance Award” from the state Department of Ecology for perfect compliance with permit conditions in 2014.

5
AUG

Summertime fun awaits at King County Parks
It’s the height of summer in the Pacific Northwest, and that means lots of options for fun in King County Parks – Your Big Backyard.

4
AUG

Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Sammamish, Aug. 14-16
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 Sammamish, Aug. 14-16.

31
JUL

King County Parks appeals Sammamish permit conditions for East Lake Sammamish Trail work
Despite agreeing to numerous requested design changes to its redevelopment of a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, King County must appeal a City of Sammamish permit because many of the city's conditions would result in a trail that was unsafe for users.

31
JUL

Farmers markets expand access to locally grown produce to lower-income residents
Proclaiming Aug. 2-8 Farmers Market Week in King County, Executive Dow Constantine lauds improved access to farmers markets and fresh, healthy food for all economic backgrounds.

31
JUL

Green River levee maintenance work resumes in early August, requiring temporary trail closures
The important work of maintaining levees along the Green River means sporadic closures for portions of the trail network in the Green River Valley.

24
JUL

Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure safety for public, businesses
Crews are making important repairs and performing necessary maintenance to the system of levees along the Green River - and that means temporary closures along stretches of King County's Green River Trail.

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