Natural Resources and Parks
Green River levee maintenance work resumes in early August, requiring temporary trail closures
The important work of maintaining levees along the Green River means sporadic closures for portions of the trail network in the Green River Valley.
Farmers markets expand access to locally grown produce to lower-income residents
Proclaiming Aug. 2-8 Farmers Market Week in King County, Executive Dow Constantine lauds improved access to farmers markets and fresh, healthy food for all economic backgrounds.
King County Parks appeals Sammamish permit conditions for East Lake Sammamish Trail work
Despite agreeing to numerous requested design changes to its redevelopment of a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, King County must appeal a City of Sammamish permit because many of the city's conditions would result in a trail that was unsafe for users.
New grant funding available to support grassroots water quality projects in King County
To bolster local efforts to protect water quality, control pollution and build healthy communities, King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division is announcing $850,000 in funding for community-driven environmental projects through the new WaterWorks Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through Sept. 16.
Ongoing Green River levee work helps ensure safety for public, businesses
Crews are making important repairs and performing necessary maintenance to the system of levees along the Green River - and that means temporary closures along stretches of King County's Green River Trail.
Household hazardous waste collection comes to Bothell with the Wastemobile, July 31 – Aug. 2
Reduce clutter in a closet, garage or storage unit while at the same time keeping our environment clean and healthy by visiting the roving Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection site in Bothell.
King County work on levees from Tukwila to Kent needed to ensure continued strength of levee system that protects people, businesses, cities
The ongoing work by King County along levees that protect Green River Valley cities from flooding will continue to require temporary closures along short sections of the Green River Trail.
King County Executive honors ‘Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling’
Businesses small and large across King County are being honored for their commitment to recycling and waste prevention - diverting tons of recyclable materials from the landfill and saving resources.
King Conservation District sponsors farm tour, septic system workshops
Property owners with livestock and septic systems can learn sound stewardship techniques at two upcoming education opportunities that are sponsored by the King Conservation District.
Land preservation: Leaders celebrate Vashon-Maury Island’s most-valued open spaces
King County Executive Constantine, Councilmember McDermott and Vashon-Maury Island Land Trust celebrate the work of State Sen. Nelson to secure funding to protect the islands’ remaining critical open space and wildlife habitat.
Celebrate the completion of King County’s Barton Pump Station Project, July 18
Celebrate the completion of King County’s Barton Pump Station Project and the reopening of Fauntleroy’s Cove Park with tours, music and refreshments. The event is set for Saturday, July 18, from 2-4 p.m.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, July 17-19
Visit the Wastemobile in Redmond to drop off and safely dispose of household hazardous waste.
Trail closure July 20-31 near Snoqualmie for vital repairs to Meadowbrook Bridge
Crews will begin maintenance to the Meadowbrook Bridge along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail. Trail users should expect closure of the trail section to run from July 20-31.
King County wastewater treatment plants earn national environmental awards
Commitment to environmental excellence and an outstanding record of permit compliance earned King County’s wastewater treatment plants several awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.
Summertime fun awaits at King County Parks
With warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine expected well into July, now is the time to get out and explore King County Parks.
Reminder: Periodic closures on Green River Trail as essential levee repairs continue
The ongoing work to perform vital maintenance to the levee system along the Green River will require temporary closures of the Green River Trail.
Access limited during restoration work at King County’s Chinook Bend Natural Area
While visitors will still be welcomed to King County's Chinook Bend Natural Area, a habitat improvement project in a portion of the 59-acre natural area will require some access restrictions.
Fish and wildlife will benefit from habitat improvements along Cedar River
Habitat improvements, including creating side channel, native vegetation planting, and other work, will make a stretch of the publicly owned land along the Cedar River east of Renton a better place for fish and wildlife.