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April

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All systems go at West Point Treatment Plant as essential repairs completed
King County’s West Point Treatment Plant is back online following successful restoration of critical mechanical and electrical systems that were damaged by severe flooding on Feb. 9. The plant’s secondary treatment system is now treating 100 percent of the wastewater entering the plant as plans for longer-term repairs get underway this spring.

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King County seeking applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
There are two vacancies on the King County Rural Forest Commission – an important advisory body that recommends strategies to help conserve forestlands, promote forestry, and ensure effective management of County-owned forestlands.

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West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 20, 2017
King County remains on schedule for restoring all wastewater treatment processes at the West Point Treatment Plant by April 30.

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King County Flood Control District issues study of Tolt River channel migration zone
View maps and ask questions about a six-mile channel migration zone along the Tolt River at a May 8 meeting with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control Supervisor Kathy Lambert and other County representatives.

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Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station opens daily beginning May 1
To improve customer service and access to recycling and waste disposal services, King County will extend the days of service at the Enumclaw Recycling and Transfer Station beginning May 1.

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Community event celebrates RainWise success in West Seattle, April 27
Celebrate community and clean water at a rain garden celebration sponsored by King County’s RainWise program, hosted at Peace Lutheran Church in West Seattle on Thursday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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Executive Constantine kicks off Earth Week by honoring 13 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
From preserving Treaty rights that protect air and water quality, to stewardship organizations that help safely collect and dispose of hazardous materials, to open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King County’s 2017 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment.

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West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 13, 2017
Workers at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant continue to be on schedule for restoring the wastewater treatment processes by April 30.

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Celebrate completion of new mountain bike trails at King County’s Dockton Forest, April 22
After years of dreaming, lots of planning, and more than 1,500 hours of volunteer work, three miles of new mountain bike trails are now open for the public’s enjoyment at King County’s Dockton Forest on Vashon-Maury Island.

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Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Des Moines, April 21-23
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Des Moines, April 21-23.

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King County Community Service Area program hosts spring town hall meetings
The King County Community Service Area Program is sponsoring a series of town hall open houses this spring and summer, when residents of unincorporated King County can meet with County officials to talk about issues affecting their communities.

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King County Flood Control District issues study of South Fork Skykomish River migration zone
View maps and ask questions about a 13-mile channel migration zone along the South Fork Skykomish River at an April 20 meeting with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control Supervisor Kathy Lambert and other County representatives.

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West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, April 6, 2017
Workers at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant continue to be on schedule for restoring the wastewater treatment processes by April 30.

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Lake Alice residents can prepare for wildfire emergency at April 29 training in Fall City
Residents of the Lake Alice community in a heavily forested portion of rural east King County will take part in an emergency planning exercise on April 29 to help them prepare for a catastrophic wildfire event.