Natural Resources and Parks
Christmas tree recycling is easy and affordable for King County residents
King County encourages everyone to start the new year on a green note by recycling their Christmas tree, rather than throwing it in the garbage.
King County Flood Warning Center closes as Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers recede
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, following several hours of monitoring rising flows on the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase II flood alert for Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23 to monitor minor flooding along the Tolt River, has now issued a Phase II flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, where minor flooding is also possible.
King County Flood Warning Center opens for minor flooding on Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, as steady rainfall brought the Tolt River up to a Phase II flood alert level.
Flow of landfill gas to energy plant resumes after King County repairs, tests pipeline
Repairs, inspections and pressure testing have been completed to the landfill gas pipe that broke nearly two weeks ago at King County's Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, and the pipeline is once again sending the collected gas from decomposing garbage to an energy conversion plant.
King County buys threatened Snoqualmie Valley farmland, plans to return land to farming
Nearly 200 acres of rich Snoqualmie Valley farmland that was recently threatened with development is now officially owned by King County and will be returned to farming.
King County investigates cause of break in landfill gas pipe
King County officials continue to investigate the cause of a break in a landfill gas pipe earlier this month at the county's Cedar Hills Regional Landfill.
Noxious Weed Control Board meets Jan. 15 to determine 2014 King County noxious weed list
Noxious weeds can be hazardous to people and animals, harm fish and wildlife habitat, and they can create headaches for landowners big and small.
Energy-efficiency reaps rewards for sewer utility ratepayers
King County will protect regional water quality while reducing energy consumption at the South Treatment Plant in Renton thanks in part to a generous grant from Puget Sound Energy.
Major flood protection project completed along Green River
With the completion of the largest in-river flood protection project in the six-year history of the King County Flood Control District, hundreds of homes and businesses near the Green River in Auburn now have enhanced flood protection for this flood season - and for decades to come.
Community meeting on Discovery Park security gate proposal set for Dec. 11
People seeking updates on a proposed security gate in Discovery Park are invited to a meeting set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Discovery Park Visitors Center, 3801 Discovery Park Boulevard, Seattle.
Updated King County green building policy tops in nation for facility sustainability, performance
All King County government construction and major renovation projects must strive to achieve the top national green construction rating under an ordinance proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and unanimously approved today by the Metropolitan King County Council
Marine habitat restoration work in Green-Duwamish watershed key to chinook recovery
Across the Green River watershed, habitat restoration projects are under way in a coordinated effort to half the native chinook salmon's long and steady decline toward extinction.
Deck the halls green with the King County EcoConsumer, Green Holidays program
Holiday waste reduction has never been easier, and King County's Green Holidays program is here to help.
Recently formed King County Parks Foundation announces inaugural Board of Advisors
The King County Parks Foundation has assembled a group of top business and civic leaders to serve as an advisory board in support of the foundation's activities.
King County Flood Warning Center closes as flows recede on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, following a brief and minor flood event on the Snoqualmie River.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1, after persistent heavy rainfall for much of the day brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.
King County awards contract for pollution control project in West Seattle
Construction is officially under way on King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s first green stormwater infrastructure project.
Help protect your pipes – and save money - by recycling used cooking oil and fats
Wondering what to do with the leftover fryer oil and kitchen grease after the big holiday feast? Don’t pour it down the drain – grease sticks to the inside of sewer pipes and can build up to such a point that it blocks the entire pipe, leading to expensive and unpleasant clean-ups.
Cavalia brings horses, big top, back to Marymoor Park in 2014 with ‘Odysseo’
After a successful first visit in 2012, Cavalia returns to King County's Marymoor Park in 2014 with a new production, "Odysseo."