Natural Resources and Parks
New waste acceptance rules at county recycling and transfer stations take effect Sept. 14
New waste acceptance rules at King County recycling and transfer stations are now in effect, and customers are encouraged to take advantage of County services to properly dispose of potentially hazardous waste, such as compressed gas tanks, fluorescent light ballasts, and medical sharps.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Burien, Sept. 22-24
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Burien, Sept. 22-24.
Improvements, upgrades strengthen West Point Treatment Plant operations
King County continues making substantial progress on upgrades and improvements at West Point Treatment Plant, with all remaining repairs scheduled for completion by the end of 2017 at a substantially lower cost than originally projected. The plant has been fully operational and treating wastewater to required levels since May 12 following an early February equipment failure and flood. Insurance will cover repair costs minus a $250,000 deductible.
Apostolic Faith Church is going RainWise, encourages others to do the same at Sept. 24 event
Celebrate community and clean water at a public rain garden celebration sponsored by the RainWise Program and hosted at Apostolic Faith Church in Seattle on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m.
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers, streams
Several Pacific salmon species have begun returning from the open ocean to streams across King County to spawn - and the 'Salmon SEEson' program offers tips about the best locations to see and learn about these amazing icons of the Pacific Northwest.
King County seeks public comment on continued Island Center Forest deer hunt
King County Parks wants to hear from the community about continuing a limited deer-hunting season at Island Center Forest on Vashon Island, where the roughly two-week-long seasons have occurred for each of the past six years.
King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects
A seventh year of grant funding for projects benefiting unincorporated King County residents was announced today by Executive Dow Constantine, who praised the energy and creativity of local communities.
No access at Moss Lake Natural Area for culvert removal work, Sept. 11-29
A project to replace an undersized culvert along a creek at King County’s Moss Lake Natural Area will require closing the area to visitors for the latter half of September.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, Sept. 15-17
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Bothell, Sept. 15-17.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Covington, Sept. 8-10
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Covington, Sept. 8-10.
Washington State Supreme Court upholds award for Brightwater legal fees
The Washington State Supreme Court upheld a 2013 trial court ruling that awarded King County $14.7 million to cover legal fees stemming from a lawsuit against a Brightwater Project tunneling contractor.
Ozomatli, Caspar Babypants headline free day of music, food, workshops at King County’s CHOMP!
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!, Aug. 19 at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond. Enjoy a day celebrating local food, live music, green living workshops and activities for the whole family. And bring your homemade hot sauce and amazing backyard chickens to win great prizes.
Aug. 8 open house, trail walk for King County’s Green to Cedar Rivers Trail design options
Join King County Parks at an Aug. 8 open house in Maple Valley to learn about the preferred design option for the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail north segment, followed by a short walk along the trail for an up-close perspective of the trail footprint and to provide input on access points and aesthetics.
Ride transit to the trails with Trailhead Direct
King County agencies are launching Trailhead Direct, a transit van service that seeks to ease vehicle congestion, reduce safety hazards and expand access to beloved hiking destinations in the Issaquah Alps and along I-90.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Aug. 18-20
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Carnation, Aug. 18-20.
King County Agriculture Commission seeking members to help grow, strengthen food economy
Experts in farming, food production and distribution who want to strengthen King County’s vibrant food economy are encouraged to apply for a position on the King County Agriculture Commission.
No elevated gas readings found in homes near Duvall closed landfill
Air-quality tests have revealed no trace of methane gas in homes near the Duvall closed landfill where King County employees recently recorded elevated readings of the gas.
King County investigating elevated gas readings from Duvall closed landfill
King County is offering air-quality testing in neighboring homes of a closed landfill near Duvall, where elevated readings of methane gas were recently recorded.
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.
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.