Natural Resources and Parks
Several easy and affordable options for Christmas tree recycling in King County
King County reminds you to ring in the new year by doing a good deed for the environment: Recycle your old Christmas tree, instead of throwing it in the garbage.
Verdict favors King County in Brightwater tunneling lawsuit
A King County Superior Court jury this afternoon awarded King County $155.8 million in damages after finding a Brightwater tunneling contractor defaulted on key contractual obligations.
Crews respond to Bothell manhole overflows
Heavy overnight rains caused at least four manholes to overflow near Thrasher’s Corner in Bothell early Thursday morning.
Reminder: Solid waste fee changes Jan. 1, helping ongoing system modernizations
King County Solid Waste reminds residents that changes in disposal fees go into effect Jan. 1, to help cover rising costs while modernizing a half-century-old solid waste handling system.
King County’s Take it Back Network expands to include mattresses
In an effort to reduce the number of used mattresses that are going to its landfill and taking up space, when they could instead be recycled and their components reused, King County's Take it Back Network has added two new partners as inaugural mattress recycling members.
Recycling, donating or disposing of your ‘stuff’ can help with moving stress
Moving into a new home, closing a loved one's home or making room for family members at your place can create an overwhelming amount of unwanted stuff.
Green Holidays offers fresh ideas to help consumers reduce waste
'Tis the season for consumption -- parties, gifts, shopping, decorations, food and more -- leading to a lot more waste.
Heavy overnight rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell
Crews with King County's clean-water utility responded quickly Saturday morning to reports of a wastewater overflow in a Bothell neighborhood.
City of Seattle, King County selected as pilot STAR communities
The work of the City of Seattle and King County to make their operations more sustainable and help residents reduce their environmental impact has caught the attention of STAR Community Rating System.
Turn your Christmas tree into evergreen habitat with King County Parks and Swansons Nursery
This year, add a great, green twist to your family's holiday traditions by turning your Christmas tree into evergreen habitat for fish and wildlife on King County Parks land.
King County presents flood risk reduction strategies at December public meetings
King County has scheduled public meetings in Carnation, Renton and Auburn in early December to meet with residents and talk about strategies for reducing flood risks and protecting people, businesses and the County's economic infrastructure.
Citizen task force recommends continued levy support of King County parks, trails, open space
A diverse group of King County citizens has unanimously recommended continued funding for and strategic investments in the County's extensive system of parks, trails and open space.
Fall City Elementary families help King County learn lessons in reducing holiday food waste
The holidays are here, ushering in loads of good cheer, but also loads of food waste -- from Thanksgiving leftovers to holiday baked goods.
King County’s clean-water utility hosts gardening events, Nov. 29 & Dec. 15
Get tips on gardening with recycled materials and share your thoughts about the future of King County’s Loop biosolids at two upcoming events.
King County Community Service Area program hosts December open house series
Residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials and their Community Service Area (CSA) program representatives during a series of open houses, scheduled for December.
Save your pipes after the feast by taking used cooking oil to a recycling facility in King County
Making plans for holiday dinners should include having a plan for dealing with the leftover cooking oil and kitchen grease. Pouring it down the drain will clog pipes and cause costly headaches.
Utility crews respond to Bothell manhole overflow
Record rains caused two manholes to overflow in a residential neighborhood east of Thrasher’s Corner in Bothell late Monday evening.
King County opens Flood Warning Center as heavy rain lifts flows on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, after persistent heavy rainfall for much of the day brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level. Only minor flooding is expected.
Utility crews respond to wastewater overflow in Seattle’s Meadowbrook Park
King County wastewater utility crews responded quickly to a brief sewage overflow discovered early Monday afternoon in Seattle’s Meadowbrook Park.
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rainfall eases and rivers begin to drop
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, following a brief, four-hour opening to monitor minor flooding conditions on the Snoqualmie River.