Natural Resources and Parks
May is ‘Wildfire Awareness Month’ in King County
Safety experts have scheduled a free workshop on May 4, when rural homeowners can learn easy and effective tactics for reducing the risk of wildfire.
2015 DNRP annual report now available: ‘Environmental Stewardship in King County’
Learn more about how King County is responding to climate change, and protecting and enhancing the region’s natural resources and quality of life by reading the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) 2015 annual report, "Environmental Stewardship in King County."
Partnership provides boost to kokanee salmon population in Lake Sammamish watershed
Partners working to save Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon, including King County Executive Dow Constantine, joined school children on Earth Day to release young fish into Issaquah Creek, and to reaffirm their commitment to preventing the species’ extinction.
Earth Day 2016 - Small daily actions can add up to big, earth-friendly changes
Proclaiming April 22 as “Earth Action Day” in King County, Executive Dow Constantine encourages residents to celebrate by taking up a new green lifestyle habit.
King County’s ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ list enters 10th year
Businesses can apply regardless of size or sector. Last year, the list included businesses ranging from airlines to elementary schools and community hospitals to pizzerias.
WaterWorks Grant informational workshops set for April 26 & May 4
King County will host two informational workshops to assist applicants seeking funding for environmental projects through its WaterWorks Grant Program. The workshops will take place in Bellevue on April 26 and in Tukwila on May 4.
King County’s Petrovitsky Park play area reopens following safety repairs
King County Parks has reopened the play area at Petrovitsky Park, in the Fairwood community east of Renton, after repairing flooring to ensure visitor safety.
Students, teachers and others to be honored with King County Earth Heroes at School awards
The environmental work of students, teachers, and other members of the school community in King County will be honored at King County’s annual Earth Heroes at School ceremony in May.
Partnership delivers new trailhead, access at King County Parks’ Taylor Mountain Forest
Backcountry trail enthusiasts – including horseback riders, hikers and runners – now have improved access to King County Parks’ Taylor Mountain Forest, thanks to strong partnerships that brought volunteer muscle and grant funding to complete the work.
Executive: One Million Trees partnership will combat climate change, help neighborhoods
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a new partnership to plant a million trees by the end of 2020. The One Million Trees campaign is aimed at combatting climate change while improving neighborhoods and communities countywide.
King County warns of Cedar River log jam hazard near Cedar Grove Road bridge
King County is warning of a log jam hazard has formed along the Cedar River, and advises boaters, rafters and others on the river to heed recently installed warning signs upstream of the hazard.
Learn more about King County public-safety project along White River at May 3 open house
Attend a May 3 open house in Pacific, when King County representatives will share the latest information on the final design, construction details and more for the Countyline Levee Setback Project along the White River.
Welcome spring with Brightwater Center education events
Celebrate spring at Brightwater Center with a variety of educational workshops, events and treatment plant tours for youth and adults. Explore environmental careers, get gardening tips and develop an appreciation for nature. We’re also taking registration for youth summer camp programs.
'Farm King County' is an online toolbox to help our region’s farm economy grow
Farm King County, a new web-based resource announced by King County Executive Dow Constantine will help local farmers and other agricultural businesses succeed and improve our home-grown food system.
Seasonal flood barrier removal opens Pacific Park along White River in Pacific
The transition from winter and its heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather means the temporary flood protection barrier can come down in Pacific Park along the White River.
Trail run series returns to King County’s Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park
On May 14, the Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series returns for a 14th season to King County Parks’ Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, offering a wider variety of race options than ever before through beautiful forestland just minutes away from Bellevue, Seattle, and many other parts of King County.
Wastemobile makes household hazardous waste collection stop in Des Moines, April 22-24
South King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile travels to Des Moines, April 22-24.