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2017 DNRP news releases

19
JUL

Much-needed repairs require 3-week closure along stretch of King County’s Soos Creek Trail
Important repairs to King County’s Soos Creek Trail will require a 2.7-mile-long stretch of the trail in Kent to be closed beginning July 31 and lasting into mid-August.

18
JUL

King County utility issues statement on the West Point Independent Review
King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director Christie True released the following statement on the County Council’s independent review of the West Point Treatment Plant’s operations.

12
JUL

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, July 28-30
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Bothell, July 28-30.

10
JUL

Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2016
Seventy-six local facilities earned environmental awards from King County’s Industrial Waste Program for dedication to business practices that protected regional water quality in 2016.

3
JUL

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, July 14-16
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Redmond, July 14-16.

29
JUN

Sewer utility crew investigates possible overflow at Beulah Park on Vashon Island
King County is investigating a possible overflow at the Beulah Park wastewater facility on Vashon Island. The facility functions like a large septic system and serves several dozen homes.

28
JUN

Roadside rain garden project earns local civil engineering society honors
A King County wastewater project that makes inventive use of green infrastructure to control combined sewer overflows was honored by the Seattle chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers with a 2017 Local Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award.

28
JUN

'Fantastic Beasts' opens the First Tech Movies@Marymoor summer series on July 5
The popular First Tech Movies@Marymoor outdoor cinema series at King County’s Marymoor Park kicks off its 13th season on July 5 with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” The series runs for eight weeks and features food trucks, entertainment, trivia and big screen flicks under the stars.

28
JUN

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Snoqualmie, July 7-9
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Snoqualmie, July 7-9.

27
JUN

Planning for long-term recycling and solid waste management, King County seeks input on scope of Environmental Impact Statement
The King County Solid Waste Division seeks input from the public on what environmental issues to study in an upcoming Environmental Impact Statement that will inform the 2019 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan. Written comments must be received by July 17.

26
JUN

Bunker Trail pump station construction to begin on Vashon Island, July 10
On Monday, July 10, King County is scheduled to begin a sewer improvement project at four wastewater pump stations serving Bunker Trail on north Vashon Island.

20
JUN

Carnation Treatment Plant earns its first Platinum Peak Performance Award
King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant earned its first “Platinum Peak Performance Award” from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for five consecutive years of compliance with environmental permits.

20
JUN

King County Green Schools Program recognizes 77 schools, 2 districts for resource conservation
The King County Green Schools Program helps schools and school districts to engage their students and employees in learning about and practicing resource conservation. The program assists schools and districts to reduce waste, increase recycling, and take other actions to conserve natural resources. More than 250 K-12 schools across King County have benefited from this program.

20
JUN

South Treatment Plant earns recognition for long-term permit compliance
Commitment to environmental excellence and an outstanding record of permit compliance earned King County’s South Treatment Plant its 19th Platinum Peak Performance Award from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

20
JUN

Teatro ZinZanni’s beloved “Love, Chaos, and Dinner” returns for a limited engagement at King County’s Marymoor Park
Teatro ZinZanni is coming to King County’s Marymoor Park in October,bringing the best of cabaret, comedy, and fine dining to one of King County’s favorite entertainment venues.

20
JUN

King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant earns environmental compliance award
King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant earned the “Platinum Peak Performance Award” from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for six years of perfect compliance with its effluent discharge limits

15
JUN

King County awards more than $215,000 in grants for historic barn preservation
“Barn Again” grants awarded through King County’s Historic Preservation Program totaling more than $215,000 will help stabilize and preserve eight barns and a pair of processing sheds located in King County’s eastern and southern rural areas, and on Vashon Island.

14
JUN

Tour King County’s newly completed Fremont Siphon Project, June 18
Celebrate the completion of King County’s Fremont Siphon Project on Sunday, June 18, with facility tours and information about the facility’s public art and rain gardens. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fremont Siphon Odor Control Facility, 215 N.W. 36th Street in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.

12
JUN

Farmers, residents, fish and wildlife win in historic Snoqualmie Fish, Farm and Flood accord
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked Snoqualmie Valley farmers, residents and fish and wildlife advocates for achieving a landmark agreement balancing reduced flood risk to people and property, strengthening salmon populations, and growing a prosperous farming community.

8
JUN

Lower Cedar River closed to recreational use because of several dangerous logjams
To protect public safety, the King County Sheriff’s Office will maintain its closure of the lower nine miles of the Cedar River between Maple Valley and Renton to recreational use because of numerous logjams and large trees in the river.