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Nov 23, 2015
External article, Maple Valley Reporter
Council approves addition of more land to “Green Curtain”

Nov. 16, 2015
King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation

Nov. 19, 2015
External report, KING5 News
'Kokanee cam' broadcasts live under water 

Video updates

Oct. 8, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Toxic road runoff kills adult coho salmon in hours, study finds

Oct. 2, 2015
Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding

Oct. 1, 2015
King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions

Sept. 22, 2015
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum OKs $800,000 in salmon habitat protection, restoration grants

Aug. 11, 2015
External article, Seattle Times
Shortage ahead? Seattle-area consumers asked to cut water use by 10%

Apr. 24, 2015
Earth Week Sammamish kokanee release celebrates partnership to save ‘little red fish’

Mar. 16, 2015
External release, EPA
With long, dry summer looming, EPA urges Northwest residents to stop drips and leaks 

Feb. 23, 2015
Council adopts legislation that will benefit Green River preservation projects
Motion gives funding priority to habitat restoration efforts

Jan. 15, 2015
King County completes new study of Cedar River channel migration zone

Jan. 8, 2015
King County’s noxious weed list has growth spurt with addition of 4 new garden escapees

Sep. 16, 2014
King County seeks public’s help in curbing spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails

Sep. 2, 2014
Help keep tabs on native salmon this fall as a King County Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
Free training sessions offered in Seattle, Bellevue, Renton, Woodinville

Jul. 15, 2014
Motorists: Fix leaks so you ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’
Puget Sound Starts Here offers coupon for free visual leak inspections, repair discount

Jul. 10, 2014
Executive Constantine supports comprehensive approach to improving water quality

Apr. 29, 2014
External article, Issaquah Press
Sally Jewell announces watershed partnership

2013 WLR performance measures

Apr. 25, 2014
Interior Secretary Jewell pitches in with Lake Sammamish kokanee restoration

Apr. 9, 2014
City People’s Garden Store first in King County to commit not to sell invasive plants, noxious weeds

Feb. 12, 2014
Give your business a green EnviroStars valentine

Jan. 7, 2014
Convenient hazardous waste disposal available year-round in King County

2013 King County Flood Hazard Management Plan: Update and Progress Report

Dec. 12, 2013
External column, Seattle Times
How we can use nature to fend off flooding in Puget Sound

Dec. 5, 2013
Marine habitat restoration work in Green-Duwamish watershed key to chinook recovery

Oct. 21, 2013
Flood season is here – are you prepared?
Emergency responders from King and Pierce counties collaborate

Salmon Seeson Salmon SEEson : spot the spawners in the Cedar River/Lake Washington watershed this fall!



Deer Creek beaver dam flood risk meeting (pdf
Thursday, July 11, 6:30-8 p.m., Duvall

June 7, 2013
Call for artists to connect hazardous materials, health and the environment

May 2, 2013
King County urges caution on rivers that are high, swift, cold from mountain snowmelt

Public meeting May 23, 2013:
Lake Mcleod / Tate Creek flooding
 (pdf)

April 23, 2013
Earth Week events offer chances to learn more, do more about environment

Earth Day Proclamation

King County honors 12 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards

April 2, 2013
King County sounding the alarm as harmful weeds begin to grow this spring

March 21, 2013
Executive Constantine reaches agreement to conserve largest piece of unprotected forestland remaining in King County

Feb. 22, 2013
King County seeks public input for stormwater management program update

Sept. 12, 2012
County Executive recognizes People for Puget Sound on news it will cease operations this fall

salmon_SEEson_2011_smSee salmon this season.

Aug. 8, 2012
King County continues work to restore habitat along Snoqualmie, Tolt rivers

Aug. 2, 2012
It’s prime time for fresh, healthy produce as Executive celebrates region’s farmers markets

Snoqualmie River safety videoSnoqualmie River safety video
Tips for your enjoyment and precaution.

May 11, 2012
King County urges caution on rivers that are high, swift, cold from big mountain snowpack

Apr. 12, 2012
King County Earth Week events offer chances to learn more, do more about environment

Apr. 9, 2012
King County prepares update to flood plan for continued protection of people, property

February 2012 message to staff
WLRD Director Mark Isaacson on Equity and Social Justice

Feb. 2, 2012
Expert review of river and floodplain projects recommends more, earlier public engagement

Jan. 27, 2012
King County’s residents weigh in on river management priorities through survey

 Oct. 27, 2011

First mitigation credit program of its kind in the state would streamline permitting and draws support from both builders and environmental groups

Oct. 24, 2011
Agencies reaffirm King County’s high credit ratings ahead of bond sale

2011 Division Days video

Sept. 15, 2011
Updated directory helps King County businesses safely manage hazardous waste

Sept. 6. 2011
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer

Sept. 2, 2011
Final restoration work at Chinook Bend Natural Area requires closure starting Sept. 6

July 12, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
Washington state funds doggy-doo music video to encourage cleaning up after pets

May 5, 2011
Executive Constantine, Flood Control District praise signing of legislation protecting flood funds 
City Mayors join Constantine, Patterson in thanking Legislature for work after Governor signs EHB 1969

2010 performance report, WLR Division

April 19, 2011
External report, KING 5 News
Kokanee salmon released in creeks near Lake Sammamish

April 18, 2011
Release of Lake Sammamish kokanee marks another year of group’s work to restore stock 
King County, state, federal and local agencies, plus volunteers, work to restore kokanee through supplementation, habitat protection

April 5, 2011
One mile of Puget Sound shoreline preserved with deal between Camp Fire USA and King County
Collaboration protects shoreline and open space from future development and focuses growth in urban areas

Mar. 30, 2011
See how King County protects environment; 2010 DNRP annual report now available

Feb. 23, 2011
Public input encouraged as King County updates stormwater management plan

Feb. 22, 2011
King County invites public to meet, discuss future of Maury Island property

Feb. 15, 2011
King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions

Maintenance of agricultural drainages in the Snoqualmie Valley 
Notice of Action under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

Dec. 20, 2010 
Sammamish kokanee recovery continues as King County, partners work to build fish runs 
Hatchery program, habitat protection and restoration key to weak stock’s recovery

Dec. 14, 2010 
Land use policies help limit damage from landslides and flooding during weekend flooding 
Continued investment still needed to prevent sewer overflows; Executive praises personal preparedness and self-reliance of residents

Nov. 2, 2010 
Sign up for King County Flood Alerts and be prepared for a wet fall, winter 
Free, convenient service can keep your family safe by tracking floodwaters

Aug. 13, 2010
Warm, dry weather: The perfect time for a trip to the lake…and stinky lake algae?

July 28, 2010
King County wins four awards for excellence in Information Technology

July 27, 2010
External article, Sightline Daily
The Real Worth: Puget Sound
A new analysis pegs the Sound's value in the billions.

July 22, 2010
Vandals damage Lake Sammamish data buoy
Replacement cost could reach $60K; King County seeks party responsible

July 14, 2010
Learn forest stewardship – for a few trees, or a few hundred acres – at July 31 forestry field day
Western Washington Family Forest Owners Field Day features King County experts

July 9, 2010
New director appointed to lead county Department of Natural Resources and Parks

July 6, 2010
King County gets $3.6 million in grants to improve water quality, protect habitat

May 25, 2010
Unwanted chemicals – what is the safe way to dispose of them?

April 23, 2010
Snoqualmie Valley forests at risk as patch of noxious weed garlic mustard found

April 21, 2010 
Executive outlines King County’s green initiatives to protect environment 
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day: a time to assess progress made and work yet to be done

April 20, 2010 
Celebrate 40th Earth Day with King County April 22 and learn that ‘it’s easy being green’

Final Public Rule 
Procedures for considering public safety when placing large wood in King County rivers

Hazards, risks and safety in the floodplains 
Public meeting, request for comment

Proposed public rule 
Procedures for considering recreational safety when placing large wood in King County rivers 
Request for comments and notice of public hearings

Feb. 23, 2010 
Help restore habitat – one tree at a time – at King County native plant salvage event 
March 6 native plant salvage in Black Diamond; Volunteers also needed at nursery

Jan. 28, 2010 
New report offers blueprint for growing agriculture business in King County 
‘FARMS’ report notes value, future challenges of farming in populous county

Hazards, risks and safety in the floodplains
Public meeting, request for comment

Proposed public rule 
Procedures for considering recreational safety when placing large wood in King County rivers 
Request for comments and notice of public hearings

Jan. 28, 2010 
New report offers blueprint for growing agriculture business in King County 
‘FARMS’ report notes value, future challenges of farming in populous county