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DNRP news releases archives

Sept. 16
King County seeks public’s help in curbing spread of invasive New Zealand mudsnails
With no natural predators and the ability to clone themselves, tiny New Zealand mudsnails are perhaps the perfectly designed invasive species – and that’s why King County ecologists urge the public to take simple precautions and help stop their spread.  Learn more...
Sept. 15
Celebrating 25th anniversary, Wastemobile collects household hazardous waste in Bothell, Sept. 19-21
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 comes to Bothell, Sept. 19-21.  Learn more...
Sept. 11
Celebrate ‘Salmon SEEson:’ watch fish return to King County rivers and streams
Native adult salmon have begun their journey home from the open ocean to their birthplaces in the streams and rivers of Puget Sound, where they will spawn and continue their remarkable lifecycle.  Learn more...
Sept. 11
King County Flood Control District sets public meetings on Green River flood risk reduction work
The King County Flood Control District hosts two public meetings later this month where a variety of flood protection solutions will be discussed for the lower Green River valley that satisfy the multiple and often competing federal mandates and legal requirements that apply to levee systems.  Learn more...
Sept. 9
Celebrating 25th anniversary, Wastemobile collects household hazardous waste in Burien Sept. 26-28
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 comes to Burien, Sept. 26-28.  Learn more...
Sept. 8
Repairs mean week-long closure along stretch of Preston-Snoqualmie Regional Trail
Important repairs are about to begin along a 2-¼-mile-long stretch of the Preston-Snoqualmie Regional Trail that King County Parks must close during the work.  Learn more...
Sept. 8
Executive Constantine, Mayor Murray announce Green/Duwamish Watershed Strategy for cleaner air, land and water
Building upon the more than $1 billion already invested or committed for investment by King County and Seattle for cleanup of the Green/Duwamish River watershed, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray today announced an ambitious strategy that will coordinate work by governments, nonprofits, and businesses to improve the health of the 500 square mile watershed.   Learn more...
Sept. 3
Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 11-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
King County Parks will open Island Center Forest to deer hunting for a limited season, Oct. 11-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of forestland.  Learn more...
Sept. 2
King County Executive announces new round of grants for projects in unincorporated areas
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced the fourth year of grant opportunities for unincorporated Community Service Areas, and congratulated residents for their work to build strong local communities.  Learn more...
Sept. 2
Help keep tabs on native salmon this fall as a King County Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
Adult salmon are now returning to the western Washington streams where they were born, including many streams here in King County.   Learn more...
Aug. 29
Fair weather’s foul smells could come from many sources
There’s an air of mystery around King County’s wastewater treatment facilities, and while it might smell like sewage, those odors could have other culprits.  Learn more...
Aug. 25
Celebrating 25th anniversary, Wastemobile collects household hazardous waste in Covington, Sept. 5-7
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 comes to Covington, Sept. 5-7.  Learn more...