Natural Resources and Parks
Wastemobile coming to Sammamish, Aug. 15-17 for free household hazardous waste collection
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Sammamish, Aug. 15-17.
Final acquisition set for Squak Mountain forest, with King County-The Trust for Public Land accord
A public celebration is set to commemorate preservation of 226 acres of high-quality forestland in the Issaquah Alps - the result of a partnership between King county and The Trust for Public Land.
Wastemobile visits Vashon for free household hazardous waste disposal, April 18-20
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 Vashon, April 18-20.
King County Spanish-language education program ‘Recicla más. ¡Es facilísimo!’ honored
King County's work to help get the word out about recycling programs and services to non-English speaking constituents has been honored by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Watershed group, Burien share Futurewise award for Seahurst Park salmon restoration
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed (WRIA 9) and the City of Burien are the 2014 recipients of the Futurewise Livable Community Awards for their work on salmon restoration at Seahurst Park.
King County Executive to provide keynote at GoGreen Seattle 2014 conference, April 30
GoGreen Seattle announces the full 2014 conference program agenda, including a keynote speech from King County Executive Dow Constantine, April 30 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.
Stretch your food budget by growing veggies in one of King County’s popular garden plots
Save money on fresh produce, provide a bounty of healthy food for the table, and get some exercise and fresh air by growing your own vegetables in one of King County Parks' community garden plots this year.
Crews respond as manhole in Bothell overflows during record rainfall
Record rainfall March 16 resulted in a manhole overflow south of Thrasher's Corner in Bothell.
Project to help protect public health, water quality in the Lower Duwamish River
The public is invited to learn about an upcoming King County project that will help protect water quality in the Lower Duwamish River during heavy rains.
King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain brings minor flooding on Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 9 a.m. on Sunday, March 16, after heavy rainfall brought the Tolt River up to a Phase II flood alert level.
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Tolt River recedes
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, following a brief activation to monitor minor rising flows on the Tolt River.
Park Lane in downtown Kirkland reopens to two-way traffic today
With major construction on King County’s Kirkland Pump Station now complete, Park Lane between Main Street and Third Street in the city’s downtown core will reopen to two-way traffic starting today.
Executive awards 27 Community Service Area grants to projects in unincorporated areas
A horse sanctuary, a senior center, neighborhood events, clean-up campaigns, and local youth groups are among 27 projects and organizations that will receive Community Engagement Grants through King County's Community Service Area program.
King County continues leadership of regional sustainability planning with roundtable series
King County Executive Dow Constantine will highlight the County's ongoing commitment to addressing climate change during remarks at the Sustainble Cities Roundtable fifth-anniversary event, Thursday, March 13 at the Bullitt Center in Seattle.
Welcome spring with educational activities at Brightwater Center
Shake off winter blues with Brightwater Center’s free educational activities geared toward kids, teens and adults.
Wastemobile headed to Redmond April 4-6, offers free household hazardous waste disposal
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other hosuehold hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, April 4-6.
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rivers return to normal following heavy rain
The King County Flood Warning Center closed at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, after more than two days of around-the-clock operation to monitor flood flows on several rivers.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase II flood alert for Cedar River; Green at Phase III
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Cedar River, where minor flooding could be expected, while moderate flooding could occur upstream of Auburn along the Green River, which has just reached a Phase III flood alert level.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase II flood alert for Green River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase II flood alert for the Green River because of increased flows from heavy rainfall.
King County Flood Warning Center opens as heavy rain brings minor flooding on Tolt, Snoqualmie rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, after heavy rainfall brought the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers up to a Phase II flood alert level.