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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

2012 DNRP archived news releases

Aug. 3
Parks managers from around King County working hard to reduce pesticide use
A new online service makes it easy for King County families to find a park where they can play without concerns about pesticides.
Aug. 3
It’s prime time for fresh, healthy produce as Executive celebrates region’s farmers markets
With August harvests bringing a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, King County Executive Dow Constantine today urged residents to support local farming in a fun, healthy, delicious way - by spending food dollars at one of King County's 41 farmers markets.
Aug. 2
Volunteers needed for Vashon trail-building work party at King County’s ‘Gateway’ site
Volunteers needed to help clean, restore Island Center Forest "Gateway" property near Vashon Town Center.
July 31
King County continues safe operation of solid waste handling system during ongoing strike
King County SWD transfer stations operational during strike
July 31
Concerts at Marymoor fans: Volunteer with Parks recycling crew and see shows free
Marymoor Concerts series needs volunteers to help recycling and waste reduction; volunteers can see concerts for free!
July 30
Major repairs to Sammamish River Trail in Bothell means closure, detour, Aug. 13-17
King County Parks is planning to make repairs to about 700 feet of its Sammamish River Trail through Bothell in mid-August, and the project will require a complete closure and detour around the work zone.
July 27
Vital bridge rehab work requires long-term closure of Snoqualmie Valley Trail section
Important safety work to repair an old wooden bridge along King County Parks’ Snoqualmie Valley Trail will require a 1,500-foot-long closure of the scenic trail for nearly three months.
July 27
King County Executive offers grant opportunities in unincorporated areas
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced grant opportunities to encourage residents of Community Service Areas to become more connected within their neighborhoods.
July 26
King County, cities urge quick, equitable resolution in strike by Local 117 against Waste Management
King County and the cities of Seattle, Redmond, Renton and Kirkland today urged a quick settlement to a strike against Waste Management by drivers represented by Teamsters Local 117 that collect recyclables and food and yard waste.
July 25
Check out King County Parks’ latest innovation: a cargo camping container
Come get your first look at King County Parks’ new comfortable and ecologically sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container.
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