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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

For questions about King County Natural Resources and Parks website, please contact Fred Bentler, webmaster.

Natural resource stewards - Water and Land Resources Keeping water clean - Wastewater Treatment Reduce, reuse, recycle - Solid Waste Our big backyard - Parks and Reccreation

Report a problem

Drain Drainage or water quality
Report stormwater runoff and water quality problems online or call 206-477-4811.

ilegal dumping Illegal dumping
Report illegal dumping or call 206-296-SITE or toll-free at

noxious weeds Noxious weed infestation
Report a weed infestation online or call 206-477-9333.

Report sewer issues Sewer issues
Report construction issues, sewage spills, odor complaints or call 206-477-5371.


Customer Service Guide

"Prompt, Fair, Results-Oriented Service for All"

The Customer Service Guide (pdf) is designed to help you quickly locate the service you need.

Guía de Servicio al Cliente

Green team

Employee resources

Vashon Island recreation map

A University of Essex study compared the benefits of hiking in the woods around a lake with those of walking in an indoor shopping center:

  • 88% reported an improved mood after hiking.
  • 90% reported higher self-esteem after the nature hike.
  • 71% reported decreased levels of depression after hiking.
  • 22% felt more depressed after walking indoors.
  • 44% reported lower self-esteem after indoor walking.
  • 44.5% reported feeling in a worse mood after indoor walking.

We suggest going for a hike.  Read our trail information or look up printable park and trail maps designed by King County's GIS Center.


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DNRP Video

Eastside rail corridor (ERC) video

Eastside Rail Corridor
Visit Marymoor Park

See what the Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) looks like today and learn about opportunities and challenges in converting it to a multi-use trail.

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King Count flood alert Flood alerts
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Parcel Viewer
Interactive Property Research Tool

What do I do with? What do I do with?
To find reuse, recycling and disposal options for multiple materials