Natural Resources and Parks
King County bond refinancings save $37.3 million for sewer utility ratepayers
Sewer improvement projects that safeguard the environment protect, public health, and support economic growth will now come with the benefit of a lower price tag.
Pianos in the parks launches a community campaign to celebrate the community's love for outdoors and music
Today, notable local government, arts, community and business leaders unite to launch Pianos in the Parks, a summer campaign from July 17 to Aug. 17, encouraging Puget Sound residents to discover 32,000-plus acres of City of Seattle and King County parks and open spaces through the power of music and art.
Wastemobile headed to Bothell, Aug. 1-3, offers free household hazardous waste disposal
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 rolls into Bothell, Aug. 1-3.
Visit King County’s parks and trails this summer for music, movies and more
The height of summer in the Pacific Northwest means plenty of great activities and opportunities to explore King County Parks – Your Big Backyard.
Motorists: Fix leaks so you ‘Don’t Drip and Drive’
Motorists in King County can find an affordable fix and keep pollutants out of Puget Sound so that they “Don’t Drip and Drive.”
Wastemobile headed to Redmond, July 18-20, offering free household hazardous waste disposal
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 rolls into Redmond, July 18-20.
Families toss 1 in 4 bags of groceries: King County shares tips to reduce food waste
More people than ever are paying attention to the food they buy, whether it’s organic, local or non-processed.
Repairs on Green River Trail means brief midday closure to bridge at Cecil Moses Park, July 10
Important safety repairs to King County Parks’ Green River Trail require a short closure of the pedestrian bridge across the Duwamish River at Cecil Moses Park on Thursday, July 10.
King County announces ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’ list
King County’s Solid Waste Division is honoring 97 local companies for adopting business practices that reduce waste and increase recycling, naming them “Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling for 2014.”
King County wastewater treatment plants earn national environmental awards
King County's Wastewater Treatment Division earned several Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for outstanding compliance with state and federal permit requirements.
Seattle artist to create mural in Burke-Gilman Trail tunnel
King County Parks and 4Culture commissioned Seattle-based artist Kristen Ramirez to create a colorful mural along the Burke-Gilman Trail in the Wayne Tunnel, a 250-foot-long passageway under 96th Avenue Northeast in Bothell.
Enjoy (with care) King County’s lakes, rivers and Puget Sound this July 4th
With sunny skies and soaring temperatures expected in the days leading up to the long Independence Day weekend, King County officials are urging everyone to be extremely careful when heading out on the water.