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King County, Washington

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DNRP news releases archives

Oct. 16
Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 25
Fall begins at Brightwater Center with “Ecotober,” a month-long sustainability series with events that highlight fun and learning for the whole family.   Learn more...
Oct. 15
Vashon forest stewardship workshop Oct. 25 for healthy forests, beautiful homes
Vashon Island forestland owners, architects and home builders can learn how using locally grown, locally milled wood supports woodland stewardship that creates healthy forests and beautiful homes at a free workshop, Oct. 25.  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...
Oct. 10
County leaders: Guard against complacency, prepare now for upcoming flood season
With mild flood seasons for three consecutive winters and sunny weather for the first third of October, King County leaders are concerned that people living in flood-prone areas could become complacent.  Learn more...
Oct. 10
King County public meeting for Lake Allen flooding remedy update set for Oct. 29
Lake Allen community residents on the Sammamish Plateau can learn about King County’s ongoing work to reduce persistent flooding in the area at an Oct. 29 public meeting.   Learn more...
Oct. 10
Celebrating 25th anniversary, traveling Wastemobile makes final stop in Bothell, Oct. 24-26
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 final stop of the year, Oct. 24-26, in Bothell.  Learn more...
Oct. 9
Overnight sewer utility work scheduled at Lowman Beach Park on Oct. 10
King County sewer utility crews are scheduled to work overnight at Lowman Beach Park on Friday, Oct. 10, from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.   Learn more...
Oct. 7
Celebrating 25th anniversary, Wastemobile collects household hazardous waste in Duvall, Oct. 17-19
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 one and only stop of the year in Duvall, Oct. 17-19.  Learn more...
Oct. 6
Learning farm to host community potluck celebration
Community members are invited to join CitySoil Farm in celebrating four years of successful urban agriculture. The farm will be providing public tours and other activities for the whole family.   Learn more...
Oct. 6
Work underway to replace aging, undersized Factoria Transfer Station with better facility
Some things get better with age, but not solid waste transfer stations. Work is now underway to replace King County’s 1960’s-era Factoria Transfer Station in Bellevue with a larger, more efficient facility offering numerous recycling opportunities and benefits to customers and the environment.  Learn more...
Oct. 3
Come see how to install a rain garden at free event Oct. 11
Seattle residents who are interested installing rain gardens or cisterns can meet with contractors at a free event Oct. 11 in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Seattle.   Learn more...
Oct. 3
Learn about flood risk reduction solutions for South Fork Snoqualmie River, Oct. 15
The King County Flood Control District hosts a public meeting next month to discuss the near-term and long-term needs and solutions for managing flood risks on the South Fork Snoqualmie River.  Learn more...
Sept. 30
Survey aims for better understanding of Lower Duwamish Waterway fishers
People who fish or collect shellfish from the Lower Duwamish Waterway may be invited to take part in a voluntary survey to tell researchers about their fishing habits.   Learn more...
Sept. 30
Learn valuable natural yard care tips at free workshops this fall
Learn practical, natural yard care tips from the professionals at a series of free workshops scheduled throughout King County this fall.   Learn more...
Sept. 26
Brightwater Center kicks off fall festivities
Join the fun at Brightwater Center’s free fall festivities geared towards every member of the family. Brightwater Center is located at 22505 State Route 9 S.E. in Woodinville. Events are free and children accompanied by an adult are welcome.   Learn more...