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King County, Washington

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DNRP news releases archives

Nov. 18
Green/Duwamish video highlights beauty, fragility of the watershed
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum has released a video, "Green the Green," to raise awareness about protecting this vital watershed.   Learn more...
Nov. 14
Infrastructure report offers roadmap to an affordable, sustainable future
If utility managers, transportation planners, scientists and politicians can agree on one thing, it is that American infrastructure is aging.   Learn more...
Nov. 14
King County Flood District makes progress on investigation of landslide areas for river valleys and floodplains
The King County Flood Control District announced today the completion of the first phase of a two-year investigation to update landslide hazard information for King County’s river valleys and floodplains.   Learn more...
Nov. 12
King County seeks applicants for Rural Forest Commission positions
The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for volunteers to serve on the Rural Forest Commission and advise the King County Executive and County Council on matters pertaining to forestland and forestry.  Learn more...
Nov. 10
Fourth-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Nov. 18
The fourth-annual, “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house is planned for Nov. 18 in Maple Valley, when citizens can learn more about flood-risk reduction and restoration projects and related activities on the Cedar River.  Learn more...
Nov. 5
Study evaluates promising technology to aid Lower Duwamish Superfund Cleanup
A six-year pilot study that begins this month will test the effectiveness of activated carbon as a tool to clean up historic contamination in Lower Duwamish Waterway sediment.  Learn more...
Nov. 5
Green River levee project focus of Nov. 19 community meeting
The King County Flood Control District hosts a community meeting and open house on Nov. 19 in Kent, where residents can learn more about a new flood-risk reduction project along the Green River.  Learn more...
Nov. 4
King County closes Flood Warning Center as rain-swollen Snoqualmie River recedes
The King County Flood Warning Center is closing at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, following a brief activation to monitor rising flows on the Snoqualmie River.  Learn more...
Nov. 4
King County Flood Warning Center opens as rain-soaked Snoqualmie River rises sharply
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4, as steady rainfall brought the Snoqualmie River up to a Phase II flood alert level.  Learn more...
Oct. 31
Sixth-annual GoGreen Seattle Conference seeks speakers, presentations for event, April 30, 2015
GoGreen Seattle has released an official Call for Proposals to shape the sixth-annual sustainability event, April 30, 2015 at the Conference Center in downtown Seattle.  Learn more...
Oct. 29
Recreation areas reopen following storm-related wastewater overflows
Recreation areas that were closed as a precaution following storm-related wastewater overflows last Saturday night are now reopen to the public.   Learn more...
Oct. 29
Lowman Beach reopened following storm-related wastewater overflows
Lowman Beach is now reopen after being closed as a precaution following a storm-related wastewater overflow last Saturday.   Learn more...
Oct. 28
Brightwater Treatment Plant hosts first-responder training drills, Nov. 4-7
A four-day training exercise at King County’s Brightwater Treatment Plant will provide local firefighters with valuable hands-on technical rescue training.   Learn more...
Oct. 26
Storm leads to power outages, overflows at two Eastside pump station
A strong windstorm knocked out power that led to overflows at King County's Murray and Richmond Beach pump stations.  Learn more...
Oct. 26
Windstorm power outages affect two King County pump stations
A strong windstorm knocked out power that led to overflows at King County's Murray and Richmond Beach pump stations.   Learn more...
Oct. 13
Four King County dry cleaners get financial help for upgrading to safer cleaning
Four dry cleaners in King County have received $15,000 grants from the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County (LHWMP) to help them purchase dry cleaning machines that use safer cleaning solvents.  Learn more...