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King County sets meetings to share details of proposed protected lands inventory changes


Learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of County-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory” at any of four upcoming public meetings.


Acreage that would be added under this proposal is already owned by King County rsz_cougar_mountain_treesParks, and no new land would be purchased as a result of the proposed action.

In 2009, King County voters adopted a charter amendment to preserve the conservation and passive recreation uses on 155,000 acres of King County-owned property interests that have high ecological value.

The meetings, scheduled for September and October, will be held in the King County Council districts where proposed additions to this inventory list would take place. Each meeting will feature a short opening informational session, followed by opportunity to ask questions and view maps, but visitors are welcome to attend at any point during the scheduled meeting time.

The King County Council is expected to hold formal public hearings on the proposed ordinance this fall.

Informational public meetings

• September 22: 6-7:30 p.m. – Muckleshoot Public Library, 39917 Auburn Enumclaw Rd. SE (Council District 7)
• September 28: 6-7:30 p.m. – Vashon Public Library, 17210 Vashon Highway SW, Vashon (Council District 8)
• October 6, 6-7:30 p.m. – Maple Valley Public Library, 21844 SE 248th St., Maple Valley (Council District 9)
• October 13, 6-7:30 p.m. – Service Center Library Facility, 960 Newport Way NW, Issaquah (after-hours entry will be provided into meeting room) (Council District 3)

More information on the open space amendment and the 2009 inventory is available by contacting Ingrid Lundin; 206-477-4578, or at