Natural Resources and Parks
West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, March 30, 2017
Crews working around the clock remain on schedule for returning the King County West Point Treatment Plant to full wastewater treatment capabilities by April 30.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Vashon, April 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 Vashon Island, April 14-16.
Wastewater Treatment Division hosts contractor forum, April 6
Individuals and firms seeking to do business with King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division are invited to a contractor forum on Thursday, April 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the King County Airport, 7299 Perimeter Road in Seattle.
King County Flood Control District presents findings from Snoqualmie River hydrology study
Learn about changes in Snoqualmie River basin flooding by attending an April 18 meeting in Carnation with King County floodplain managers, King County Flood Control District Supervisor Kathy Lambert and independent consultant Ed McCarthy.
King County Flood District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program
The King County Flood Control District has more than $3 million in grant funding available in 2017 for projects that target flood-risk reduction along rivers, streams, lakes and other areas.
Frog Holler Community Forest dedication, volunteer event April 1
Join King County Parks and Vashon-Maury Island residents April 1 for a dedication ceremony and volunteer habitat restoration work party at Frog Holler Community Forest – Vashon’s newest protected public forestland.
West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Thursday, March 23, 2017
Steady progress continues to be made toward restoring full wastewater treatment capabilities by the end of April at the King County West Point Treatment Plant.
Pacific Park along White River in Pacific opens in early April with seasonal flood barrier removal
As the region transitions from winter’s heightened threat of flooding to milder spring weather, the temporary flood protection barrier in Pacific Park along the White River will soon come down.
Vegetation management underway to help strengthen King County forests
Crews are working on more than 300 acres of King County forestland to help strengthen stands of young conifer trees.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, March 31 - April 2
Safely dispose of your old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile visits Redmond, March 31 – April 2.
Celebrate Hamm Creek restoration progress with a tree planting & work party, March 25
Support a community-led forest and wetland restoration project near the Duwamish River at a tree planting and work party event set for Saturday, March 25, at Hamm Creek-Point Rediscovery from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The work is partially funded through King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s Waterworks Grants.
King County Green Schools Program recognizes eight schools, helps schools achieve results
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 private and public schools across King County have benefited from this program.
Progress report now available: King County Parks, Trails and Open Space Replacement Levy
A new report details how King County Parks has made significant progress during the first half of its current six-year levy, which provides funds to maintain, operate, and develop local and regional parks, trails, and natural areas.
West Point Treatment Plant restoration update for Friday, March 17, 2017
Work continues around the clock to return the King County West Point Treatment Plant to full wastewater treatment capabilities by April 30.
Share your opinions on King County’s plan for stormwater runoff management
King County updates its plan to manage stormwater runoff, drainage issues and water pollution problems every year – and the public is encouraged to share their opinions on King County’s Stormwater Management Program Plan through March 31.
King County closing Flood Warning Center, but will continue to monitor river levels, weather forecasts
The rain has stopped, and rivers swollen with rainfall are slowly receding, so the King County Flood Warning Center is closing. Workers will continue to monitor stream gages and weather reports for potential flood conditions.
King County Flood Warning Center monitors minor flooding on Snoqualmie, Tolt, Green, White rivers
The King County Flood Warning Center, which opened at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 to monitor minor flooding on the Snoqualmie River, is now reporting minor flooding along the Tolt, Green and White rivers as well.
King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, June 11 in Marymoor Park, features kids’ dash and more
Join with friends, family, and fellow outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, June 11 at Marymoor Park. Sign up by March 31 to receive a special event hoodie at a reduced rate.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened early Tuesday evening, March 14, to monitor minor flooding along the Snoqualmie River
Damaged clothes and linens aren’t garbage anymore
Now in its third year, the Threadcycle campaign encourages people to take their torn, ripped, or stained clothing to any of the dozens of convenient locations throughout King County, where items can be reused or recycled.