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Wetlands in King County, Washington State

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Environmental resources for teachers and students

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Oct. 25, 2013
State Supreme Court affirms King County's use of wastewater ratepayer funds

Oct. 23, 2013
Learning farm brings bounty of benefits for students, community

Salmon Seeson Salmon Seeson : spot the spawners in the Cedar River/Lake Washington watershed this fall!

Sep. 20, 2013
King County seeks public input for next Strategic Plan

Jul. 3, 2013
King County Green Schools Program honors 39 schools for conservation

May 31, 2013
Brightwater Center offers a summer of fun and learning for all-ages
Treatment plant tours, summer camp programs, photography, nature talks and more

Apr. 19, 2013
King County honors 12 environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
April 22 ceremony recognizes ‘best-of-the-best’ for efforts ranging from environmental conservation, to education, sustainable building, and more

Apr. 19, 2013
See where your garbage goes: Tour King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill, April 27

Apr. 17, 2013
Treatment plant tours, educational activities round out series of free Earth Day events
Learn how King County protects the environment all day, every day

Apr. 17, 2013
External news release, EPA
Green-Powered Northwest Colleges and Businesses are Reducing Pollution and Fighting Climate Change

Apr. 2, 2013
King County honoring its Earth Heroes
Executive Constantine to recognize environmental stewards at April 25 event

Jan. 15, 2013
External article, Sammamish Issaquah Patch
Do You Know an Earth Hero at School?

Oct. 30, 2012
Fall for family fun at Brightwater

Sept. 26, 2012
Brightwater open house features family fun, educational activities, Sept. 29

Sept. 6, 2012
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
Training sessions offered in Seattle, Bellevue, Woodinville

External report, Sierra
4: University of Washington
Top 10 America's Coolest Schools

Conservation FuturesConservation Futures: forests, farms and fun... forever video
30th anniversary video celebrating conservation of King County's precious open space, parks, farms and forests.

 

Jun. 27, 2012
King County Executive proposes $100,000 to continue 4-H youth programs

Jun. 12, 2012
Executive congratulates 4 King County Green Schools Program schools for new national honor

Jun. 12, 2012
King County Green Schools Program honors 64 schools, 2 districts for conservation

Jun. 7, 2012
Brightwater Education and Community Center recognized for excellence in civic design
American Institute of Architects Washington Council presented award

Rain Garden Workshop Saturday, May 12
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve

May 3, 2012
King County, Friends of Island Center Forest seek volunteers for May 12 work party

Apr. 23, 2012
King County Executive congratulates Issaquah School District on earning recognition for resource conservation

Apr. 20, 2012
External article, Seatle Times
WSU organic agriculture, wind and solar development programs receive $5M gift

Apr. 17, 2012
Go green at the grocery store for Earth Day
King County raises awareness of shopping green to reduce waste and toxics

Apr. 12, 2012
King County Earth Week events offer chances to learn more, do more about environment

Apr. 11, 2012
Regional task force resolves long-standing dispute over school siting
Unanimous recommendations call for siting new schools in urban growth areas, to preserve the rural environment and support sustainable development

Apr. 9, 2012
Learn about where your garbage goes: Tour King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Earth Month volunteer projects!

Mar. 28, 2012
King County honoring its Earth Heroes

Mar. 13, 2012
Community events and family fun on tap for World Water Day celebration
Rain garden tours, kids’ activities at Brightwater Center, Seattle education expo

Jan. 31, 2012
King County Green Schools Program honors four schools for resource conservation

The Watershed Report video (external link)
Narrated entirely by local high school students, the Watershed Report is an award winning series of video reports on positive sustainability trends in the 13 school districts and 27 cities of the greater Lake Washington Watershed.

Jan. 13, 2012
Volunteer for Feb. 4 native plant salvage and help keep King County naturally green

Jan. 9, 2012
King County seeks nominations for Earth Heroes at School awards
World Water Day Celebration at Brightwater! March 24, 2012

Join King County and IslandWood educators at the Brightwater Center on Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a celebration of World Water Day!

Dec. 29, 2011
External article, Seattle Times
For Bothell parks, housing bust means more forest
The goal is to turn the area into a living biology laboratory for students of all ages, "from K through Ph.D."

Dec. 20, 2011
King County GIS Center marks a decade of information, education, revenue generation

Nov. 3, 2011
Brightwater partnership with IslandWood to broaden environmental education horizons
IslandWood’s support to enhance Brightwater’s educational mission

Oct. 11, 2011
King County’s clean-water utility hosts Brightwater Center open house, Oct. 15

Oct. 10, 2011
Exciting, healthy changes underway for school meals

Be a Salmon Watcher
Trainings coming up - Woodinville Sept. 22 and Seattle Oct. 5, 2011

Sept. 20, 2011
External article, Sammamish Review
Skyline students study duck boxes at Hazel Wolf wetlands

Sept. 6. 2011
Help keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer

Aug. 30, 2011
Learn about where your garbage goes: Tour King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill

Aug. 26, 2011
Local leaders break ground on 21st Century education hub in White Center

Aug. 17, 2011
External article, Puget Sound Business Journal
University of Washington is nation’s ‘coolest school’

Aug. 15, 2011
External article, Seattle P-I
College organic, sustainability programs growing

Aug. 1, 2011
External article, Princeton Review
The Princeton Review Gives 768 Colleges Green Ratings
University of Washington makes "2012 Green Rating Honor Roll"

July 7, 2011
External article, Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Brightwater, a place for hands-on environmental education
Brightwater Center educates through programs and exhibits, as well as building design.

June 13, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors 77 schools for conservation

June 13, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors 11 Issaquah School District schools

June 8, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors Bellevue School District and its 26 schools

April 21, 2011
Earth Day education event takes school outside for 125 students

April 19, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors Mercer Island School District and its schools

April 19, 2011
King County honors environmental leaders with Green Globe Awards
Executive Constantine to recognize winners at County’s annual Earth Day Expo, April 22 at Westlake Plaza in Seattle

April 2011
Snoqualmie Watershed Forum news
Get outdoors for habitat restoration and other projects

Mar. 30, 2011
King County honoring its Earth Heroes

Feb. 8, 2011
External report, KUOW
Living Building audio

Jan. 18, 2011
Scenic Hill Elementary first to reach top level of King County Green Schools Program

Jan. 18, 2011
King County Green Schools Program honors eight schools for resource conservation

Jan. 7, 2011
King County seeks nominations for Earth Heroes at Schools awards
Program recognize outstanding efforts to educate youth, protect environment

Jan. 3, 2011
External release, Washington Dept. of Ecology
Educator and creek restorer Wes Yasny honored for environmental work

Dec. 2, 2010
King County Jobs Initiative wins 2010 Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice Award
Governor Gregoire awarded County’s innovative environmental jobs creation; at-risk youth outreach

Oct. 29, 2010
External article, West Seattle Herald
SLIDESHOW: Dow Constantine takes part in White Center Walking Schoolbus

Oct. 12, 2010
External Announcement, White Center CDA
Walk to School in October with Dow Constantine!

Oct. 11, 2010
External column, Seattle Times
'Walking school bus' is on a roll

Oct. 7, 2010
External article, Seattle P-I
Hot stuff: UW part of national effort to study global warming

Sept. 30, 2010
Volunteers needed for Duwamish Alive! habitat restoration event, Oct. 9

Sept. 25, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
More schools trying to serve Washington-grown food — but it isn't easy

July 27, 2010
Behold the beauty of wastewater treatment at South Plant event, Aug. 7
Garden fair, facility tours, compost giveaways, public art and more!

July 21, 2010
Grant funding to put solar panels atop the education center at Brightwater
Project supports sustainability mission, bolsters County’s energy plan goals

June 14, 2010
King County Green Schools Program honors 65 schools for recycling, conservation work

June 8, 2010
Bellevue school district and its 27 schools recognized by King County Green Schools Program

June 7, 2010
King County recognizes Tahoma School District for strides in waste reduction and recycling

June 1, 2010
King County experts to show you that ‘It’s Easy Being Green’ at Green Festival

May 27, 2010
Help King County preserve and improve trails on National Trails Day, June 5

April 21, 2010
Executive outlines King County’s green initiatives to protect environment
The 40th anniversary of Earth Day: a time to assess progress made and work yet to be done

April 20, 2010
King County launches recycling campaign: ‘Bag your bags! Bring ‘em back’
Kennydale Elementary School competition seeks to raise awareness of recycling plastic bags at the grocery store

April 20, 2010
King County honors Earth Heroes
Environmental stewards to be honored for significant contributions

April 20, 2010
Celebrate 40th Earth Day with King County April 22 and learn that ‘it’s easy being green’

April 19, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Redmond High environmental-science teacher wins $25,000 Green Prize

April 14, 2010
Celebrate Earth Day with tour of South Treatment Plant in Renton, April 24
Donate unwanted plant pots to support the biosolids demonstration garden

March 16, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Green MBA appeal: Save green, make green

Feb. 23, 2010
Help restore habitat – one tree at a time – at King County native plant salvage event
March 6 native plant salvage in Black Diamond; Volunteers also needed at nursery

Feb. 1, 2010
Eleven King County schools recognized for recycling, resource conservation efforts

Jan. 26, 2010
New partnership brings GIS training, education center to King County
King County links with Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Jan. 20, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
Bill promotes green school makeovers

Jan. 1, 2010
External article, Seattle Times
How green is my campus? Colleges woo students with environmental initiatives

Nov. 12, 2009
Celebrate sanitation on ‘World Toilet Day’
County offers free treatment plant tours, Nov. 19

Oct. 5, 2009
Volunteers needed at Duwamish Alive! habitat restoration event, Oct. 17

Oct. 5, 2009
King County provides grants to protect, improve habitat and environmental equity

Sept. 24, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Take a harvest tour of King County farms

Sept. 18, 2009
Travel through time at West Point Treatment Plant open house, Oct. 3

Sept. 13, 2009
External opinion, Bothell/Kenmore Reporter
Skyview students are tuned into environmental learning

Aug. 24, 2009
Help King County keep tabs on native salmon as a Salmon Watcher Program volunteer
September training sessions offered in Seattle, Renton, Bellevue, Woodinville

King County family fun!King County Family Fun!
Resources, games, fun facts, tricks and tips to reduce your carbon footprint and green up your ride, home and garden

Do you think you know how to live a green and healthy lifestyle? Take the King County Kids Green Challenge and receive a cool eco-friendly prize!

Jul. 8, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Beach naturalists show off Puget Sound's wonders at low tide

Jul. 7, 2009
Popular clean-water facility tours offered again in July

Jun. 17, 2009
King County Green Schools Program honors 42 schools for recycling, resource conservation

Jun. 5, 2009
Bellevue schools embrace recycling, earn King County Green Schools Program honors

Green Globe Award Winners:

Green Globe Award

Environmental Catalyst
Sally Jewell

Green Globe Award Leader in Environmental Education
Friends of the Hidden River

Green Globe Award Leader in Green Schools
Issaquah School District

May 13, 2009
King County Green School Program earns statewide ‘Recycler of the Year’ honors

May 11, 2009
External article, Seattle Times
Seattle bicycling clubs for disadvantaged kids get rolling

May 7, 2009
Local architects praise Brightwater sustainability
Treatment plant education center wins prestigious design award

Apr. 30, 2009
Community, students helping shape future of King County’s Skyway Park

Apr. 29, 2009
Make a splash for reclaimed water through writing and art contest

Apr. 22, 2009
King County honors local school Earth Heroes
Environmental stewards honored for efforts at April 30 awards ceremony

Apr. 16, 2009
External opinion, Seattle Times
More students drawn to public-service careers

Feb. 3, 2009
External article, Auburn Reporter
King County Green Schools Program honors school district

Feb. 3, 2009
King County Green Schools Program honors Auburn School District for conservation work

Jan. 13, 2009
King County looking for Earth Heroes nominations in local schools

Nov. 21, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Washington State Academy of Sciences launched

Oct. 20, 2008
Brightwater education event takes school outside for 160 local students

Sept. 14, 2008
External opinion, Seattle P-I
Outdoor Education: Learning to hike

Sept. 3, 2008
External column, Seattle Times
The future is bright (and purple and gold)

Aug. 15, 2008
New program introduces young adults to high wage environmental jobs

Aug. 8, 2008
External article, Seattle P-I
District to chop nearly 70 trees at high school

July 21, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
Local schools shining light on solar panels

June 13, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
UW regents approve College of Environment

May 15, 2008
External article, Seattle Times
UW plan merges forestry school, 5 others

Nov. 4, 2007
King County seeks nominations of Earth Heroes in local schools

Dec. 20, 2007
External article, Seattle Times
Teacher's video on global warming a hit online

Nov. 2, 2007
King County Green Schools Program recognizes Issaquah School District for recycling, conservation

Nov. 13, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Returning urban salmon provide a thrill and a lesson

Nov. 2, 2007
King County Green Schools Program honors Lake Washington School District

Oct. 27, 2007
External opinion, Seattle Times
A building name fit for a King

Oct. 22, 2007
Education comes through volunteering at Brightwater habitat restoration event

Oct. 15, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
Many barriers keep organic food out of school lunches
» Puget Sound Fresh

Oct. 4, 2007
King County teachers’ resource directory available

Sept. 30, 2007
External article, Seattle P-I
UW envisions a new Environmental College
Program would unite variety of fields, research.

Sept. 13, 2007
External Opinion, Seattle P-I
Green schools: Color them healthy places of teaching and learning

Aug. 30, 2007
National clean vehicles conference in Seattle
» Speakers

Jun. 20, 2007
Brightwater Environmental Education/Community Center receives state grant

Apr. 13, 2007
King County celebrates local schools’ ‘Earth Heroes’

Apr. 13, 2007
Sims honors Rep. Norm Dicks, 13 others with Green Globe Awards

Leader in Sustainable Schools:
The Evergreen School

Jan. 2, 2007
King County seeks nominations for 2007 ‘Earth Heroes at Schools’

Nov. 20, 2006
King County updates ‘Programs for Educators’ directory

King County wins "Best of Web" award
Citation is one of five for online excellence, including an education award for our Groundwater Story animation.

Aug. 22, 2006
Environmental action earns Federal Way School District ‘Green Schools’ honor

May 8, 2006
King County releases groundwater education animation

Apr. 24, 2006
King County celebrates the Earth Heroes of local schools
The 2006 Earth Heroes at Schools awards honor environmental stewards

March 22, 2006
King County offers grants for natural resources projects

Jan. 26, 2006
King County seeks nominations of Earth Heroes in local schools

» Earth Heroes at School

Sept. 20, 2005
King County's 2005 Harvest Celebration Farm Tour kicks off with events for children

July 28, 2005
Get a Free Car Wash Kit and Keep Pollution Out of Streams and Puget Sound

June 7, 2005
King County, Lake View Elementary School to unveil new playground

May 4, 2005
King County celebrates local schools' Earth Heroes
Environmental stewards to be honored for significant contributions

Feb. 10, 2005
Students bend steel for salmonSnoqualmie Valley Trail gets last of three public art installations

Jan. 24, 2005
Sims seeks nominations for Earth Heroes in local schools

Jan. 28, 2004
Sims seeks nominations for Earth Heroes at School; Program will honor environmental stewards in schools and classrooms