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16
AUG

King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant celebrates another year of perfect permit compliance
King County’s Carnation Treatment Plant earned the coveted “Outstanding Performance Award” for perfect compliance with strict state and federal environmental permitting standards in 2017. The Washington State Department of Ecology manages the annual award program that honors treatment plants across the state for operational excellence and dedication to water quality protection.

16
AUG

King County’s South Treatment Plant celebrates perfection with prestigious environmental awards
King County’s South Treatment Plant in Renton earned the coveted “Outstanding Performance Award” for perfect compliance with strict state and federal environmental permitting standards in 2017. The Washington State Department of Ecology manages the annual award program that honors treatment plants across the state for operational excellence and dedication to water quality protection.

16
AUG

King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant honored for perfect compliance with environmental permits
King County’s Vashon Treatment Plant earned the coveted “Outstanding Performance Award” for perfect compliance with strict state and federal environmental permitting standards in 2017. The Washington State Department of Ecology manages the annual award program that honors treatment plants across the state for operational excellence and dedication to water quality protection.

15
AUG

Ready to chow down? CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration, at Marymoor Park Aug. 18 with great food, live music and more
CHOMP! returns to King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 18 featuring Matisyahu, The True Loves, and Caspar Babypants along with a day of local food, green living workshops and activities for the whole family and it's absolutely free.

15
AUG

Refuge Outdoor Festival celebrates diversity in life and nature at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park, Sept. 28-30
Refuge Outdoor Festival is a new event geared toward people of color, outdoor recreation, and community conversations, and it’s set for Sept. 28-30 at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park.

8
AUG

National Farmers Market Week comes at peak of King County’s local produce season
It’s National Farmers Market Week, and King County encourages everyone to visit their neighborhood farmers market for the freshest and healthiest fruits, vegetables and other locally grown and made food.

2
AUG

King County Executive proposes discount for low-income solid waste customers
King County Executive Dow Constantine has proposed a discounted fee for qualifying low-income customers at County solid waste disposal facilities. This discount is meant to help low-income customers better afford the basic costs of living, including essential county services.

27
JUL

Levee repair work begins along Snoqualmie Valley Trail in Carnation, minimal trail impact
King County is repairing 70 feet of Tolt River levee where the Snoqualmie Valley Trail intersects with Northeast 32nd Street, south of the City of Carnation. No trail closures are expected.

25
JUL

Project to enhance salmon habitat along the Green River slated to begin in July
A new habitat-improvement project located on an un-leveed stretch of the Green River in Kent fulfills mitigation requirements for tree removal work on federal levees that occurred in 2008 and 2009.

24
JUL

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Sammamish, Aug. 10-12
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Sammamish, Aug. 10-12.

23
JUL

As hot, dry weather grips region, King County has landscaping tips to reduce wildfire risk
With July’s hot and dry summertime conditions expected to continue, now is the perfect time to learn how King County’s Forestry Program can help rural homeowners develop plans for simple landscaping and maintenance work to help reduce the risk of wildfire.

17
JUL

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell, July 27-29
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Bothell, July 27-29.

11
JUL

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, July 20-22
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Redmond, July 20-22.

10
JUL

Movies@Marymoor adds ‘The Lion King’ to summer movie schedule, Aug. 15
Come out to King County’s beautiful Marymoor Park on Aug. 15 for the BECU Outdoor Movies@Marymoor presentation of “The Lion King” and enjoy a full night of live entertainment, food trucks, and more.

27
JUN

Sammamish River Trail to close intermittently for levee repairs beginning July 11
The Sammamish River Trail just east of the Interstate 405 and State Route 522 interchange in Bothell will be closed to all foot and bicycle traffic intermittently from July 11 to late September.

26
JUN

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Snoqualmie, July 6-8
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to Snoqualmie, July 6-8.

21
JUN

Flood Control District project to provide better protection to Tolt water supply pipeline
A major project on the Snoqualmie River beginning in June will rebuild a damaged flood-protection facility that protects a pipeline that delivers water to Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Issaquah and several other cities.

21
JUN

The RainWise Program celebrates a pollution prevention milestone
The installation of rain gardens and cisterns in Seattle's oldest neighborhoods is now keeping 20 million gallons of stormwater out of the regional sewer system each year, helping to control overflows that occur in local waterways during heavy rains.

21
JUN

King County Sheriff’s deputies carry out safety patrols in King County Parks
Enhanced enforcement presence in King County parks and trails is underway and offers a reminder to keep dogs on-leash and follow other safety rules.

20
JUN

BECU Movies@Marymoor series opens June 28 with new look and fun outdoor flicks
The BECU Movies@Marymoor kicks off its summer outdoor movie and entertainment series on June 28 with “The Goonies” and live music by Aaron J. Shay. The weekly series runs on Wednesdays or Thursdays from June 28 through Aug. 29.

19
JUN

An Eastside mobility and recreation boost: King County, Eastside Rail Corridor partners celebrate new trail segment
King County Parks has opened a new one-mile Eastside Rail Corridor Trail section – Jane Hague Way – that will get you from the Cross Kirkland Corridor to the SR 520 Bridge and to heart of the Spring District in Bellevue. Another four-mile segment from Gene Coulon Park in Renton to Newcastle Beach Park in Bellevue will open later this year.

19
JUN

Industrial facilities honored for environmental compliance in 2017
Commitment to business practices that support a vibrant economy while protecting regional water quality earned environmental awards for 62 local industrial facilities from King County’s Industrial Waste Program.

19
JUN

King County seeks applicants to fill three openings on Rural Forest Commission
Three positions are open on the King County Rural Forest Commission, the county’s volunteer advisory group on policies and programs affecting rural forests.

12
JUN

CHOMP!, King County’s celebration of local food and sustainability, returns Aug. 18 with Matisyahu, Caspar Babypants, more
Celebrate all that is fresh, delicious, local and sustainable at CHOMP!, Saturday, Aug. 18 at King County’s Marymoor Park near Redmond. Enjoy great musical performances such as Matisyahu, The True Loves, Caspar Babypants, and more at this annual free event.

12
JUN

King County’s Factoria Recycling and Transfer Station earns Solid Waste Association of North America’s ‘Gold Excellence Award’
The King County Solid Waste Division has received national recognition for its newest recycling and transfer station, which advances the division’s commitment to environmentally and economically sound solid waste management.

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For questions about DNRP news releases, please contact Logan Harris, Communications Manager, Department of Natural Resources and Parks.