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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

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March 2
Nominations sought for King County’s Earth Heroes at School awards program
King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to recognize the leaders, educators and advocates whose everyday actions help save the planet through the Earth Heroes at School program.  Learn more...
March 2
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection coming March 13 to Covington
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its first top of the year in Covington, March 13-15.  Learn more...
Feb. 27
King County Green Schools Program recognizes six schools, helps schools achieve results
More than 200 schools from 33 cities throughout King County are reducing waste and recycling, conserving resources, and reducing costs with help from the county's Green Schools Program.   Learn more...
Feb. 25
King County, Seattle Public Utilities team with used clothing collectors to keep damaged clothes, linens out of landfills
King County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched Threadcycle, a new joint effort to reduce the estimated 40,000 tons of clothes, shoes and linens that area residents and businesses send to landfills each year.   Learn more...
Feb. 20
Learn how to recycle more and save resources with free Master Recycler Composter program
Learn what materials are accepted in curbside composting and recycling, and how to keep edible food from going to waste, with the King County Master Recycler Composter (MRC) volunteer training in Kent.  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Executive awards 36 grants that support grassroot efforts in unincorporated areas
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced 36 grants that will support grassroot projects and activities in unincorporated areas, such as summer music festivals, neighborhood cleanups and local food banks.  Learn more...
Feb. 19
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection season starts Feb. 27 in Bothell
All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile begins its 26th year of operation with a stop in Bothell.  Learn more...
Feb. 9
Heavy rains lead to manhole overflow in Bothell
Crews with King County’s clean-water utility responded quickly Saturday morning to a wastewater overflow from a manhole on the North Creek Interceptor, a major regional sewer line in service since 1970.   Learn more...
Feb. 9
Get the buzz on gardening with Loop®-based compost at the NW Flower & Garden Show
Build healthy soil, perk up plants and make your neighbors green with envy by using a locally-sourced, sustainable compost made with King County’s Loop® biosolids.   Learn more...
Feb. 6
Enjoy King County parks and trails, but please follow a few simple rules
King County Parks wants everyone to enjoy visiting the thousands of acres of parks and open space, along with the hundreds of miles of regional and backcountry trails that are under the county’s stewardship.  Learn more...