Natural Resources and Parks
Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 17
Celebrate fall with family fun and free activities at Brightwater Center’s annual Ecotober event on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
King County Parks invites community to review Eastside Rail Corridor trail alternatives
Residents will have the chance to weigh in on how King County Parks develops a new major regional trail within the Eastside Rail Corridor at a series of community open houses in October.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Oct. 16-18
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 Carnation, Oct. 16-18.
Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding
King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for the real possibility of flood emergencies this winter.
Green River levee maintenance requires brief closures to portion of riverside trail
King County crews continue working along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This maintenance can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
King County Executive announces grants for youth sports projects that build stronger communities
Matching grants totaling $837,880 through the King County Youth Sports Facilities Grant program were announced today by Executive Dow Constantine.
Essential waterline replacement project briefly restricts access at King County’s Dockton Park
Work to improve the fire-protection and potable water systems at King County Parks’ Dockton Park on Maury Island will require some temporary access restrictions at the popular waterfront destination.
King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for volunteers to serve on the Rural Forest Commission and advise the King County Executive and County Council on policies and programs pertaining to forest lands and forestry.
King County Parks, Maple Valley Rotary honor fabled community volunteer with picnic shelter
A new picnic shelter in Maple Valley, built to honor longtime community supporter Fred V. Habenicht, will soon be open to host community gatherings, family gatherings, and more.
Recycled water use at 60 Acres Park in Redmond brings relief to salmon, Sammamish River
In a win for the drought-stressed Sammamish River, King County’s Brightwater Treatment Plant is providing the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association (LWYSA) with high-quality recycled water to keep sports fields lush and green at 60 Acres Park in Redmond.
King County historic preservation achievements celebrated at John D. Spellman Awards
Recipients of the 2015 John D. Spellman Awards for Exemplary Achievement in Historic Preservation were honored last week at the North Bend Theatre in North Bend.
King County, Zero Waste Vashon partners in yard and food waste pilot program
The King County Solid Waste Division and Zero Waste Vashon are finding practical ways to recycle Vashon’s solid waste into useful products.
Learn more about Cedar Hills Regional Landfill at community meeting and on landfill tour
Meet with Solid Waste Division officials, take a tour of the landfill to learn about where your garbage goes - and learn how King County is creating resources from waste.
Green River levees maintenance continues as King County crews making progress
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum OKs $800,000 in salmon habitat protection, restoration grants
Habitat for endangered salmon and other wildlife in the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish watersheds will see added improvements in the months ahead, thanks to more than $800,000 in Cooperative Watershed Management grants from the King County Flood Control District (FCD).
King County plans Taylor Mountain parking lot expansion, forest stewardship plan update
Taylor Mountain Forest is growing in popularity as a destination for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians - and King County Parks is expanding the parking lot in order to accommodate a greater number of visitors.
Wastemobile - household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, Oct. 2-4
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 Redmond, Oct. 2-4.
King County making progress on Green River levees maintenance work
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This work requires temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.
‘Salmon SEEson:’ Look for fish as they return to King County rivers and streams
It's 'Salmon SEEson' in King County, which means there are numerous opportunities to visit your favorite stream and learn more about these fascinating, iconic fish.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Burien, Sept. 25-27
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 its only stop of the year in Burien, Sept. 25-27.
King County’s maintenance work continuing along a dozen miles of Green River levees
Crews are performing a variety of maintenance projects to levees along the Green River in Renton, Tukwila and Kent. The work requires intermittent closures to sections of the Green River Trail.
King County Executive announces new round of grants for projects in unincorporated areas
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the fifth year of grant opportunities for unincorporated Community Service Areas, and thanked residents for their work to build strong local communities.
Get RainWise Program information at the Tilth Harvest Fair, Sept. 12
Beautify your yard, protect Puget Sound and get a rebate to cover the cost of a rain garden or cistern. Visit with RainWise Program contractors at the Tilth Harvest Fair, Saturday, Sept. 12.
Local food, sustainability take center stage at King County’s CHOMP!, Sept. 13
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable on Sunday, Sept. 13, at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond.
City of Kirkland, King County double-up against drought with recycled water
King County is making a drought-proof source of water available to city of Kirkland. Starting this week, the city will have access to high quality recycled water from the Brightwater Treatment Plant.
For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.