Natural Resources and Parks
King County investigating damaged sewer pipe in Magnolia
King County is investigating a break in a pipe that carries combined wastewater and stormwater flows to the County’s Magnolia Wet Weather Storage Facility near Smith Cove in Seattle. A plan to repair the broken pipe will be developed once the exact location of the break is confirmed.
Tolt River flood-risk reduction strategy meeting set for Dec. 12
The King County Flood Control District will host a public meeting on Dec. 12 to present the current conditions of the Tolt River and get community feedback on proposed flood-risk reduction solutions.
South Fork Snoqualmie River flood-risk reduction strategy meeting set for Dec. 1
The King County Flood Control District will host a public meeting in North Bend on Dec. 1 to present a potential strategy for reducing flood risks on the South Fork Snoqualmie River and gather community feedback.
King County improving water quality by studying Issaquah Creek bacteria sources
Rainy weather detective work helps locate sources of fecal coliform bacteria pollution in Issaquah Creek.
Learn about King County open space preservation at upcoming public meetings
Attend any of three upcoming public meetings to learn more about potential strategies for protecting high conservation value open space in King County.
King County unincorporated area property owners could qualify for drainage assistance
The Neighborhood Drainage Assistance Program helps with flooding and drainage problems affecting private property in unincorporated King County.
Help shape King County’s long-term stewardship of three open space areas near Black Diamond
Help King County Parks develop stewardship recommendations for three King County open spaces in the Black Diamond area by attending a Nov. 30 public meeting in Ravensdale.
‘I Love the Cedar River’ meeting Nov. 16 covers flood-risk reduction, river management
King County, the King County Flood Control District and the Cedar River Council co-host the sixth-annual “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house, Nov. 16, when interested residents can learn about flood protection, restoration and river management.
Help King County Parks reduce congestion at trailheads by taking online survey
As part of its commitment to address crowded parking lots at many of its most-popular backcountry trail access points, King County Parks is launching an online survey to learn more about how hikers, runners and other trail users are accessing these trails.
Vashon yard and food waste recycling: Regular feature after successful pilot project
Yard and food waste recycling is now a regular feature at the Vashon Recycling and Transfer Station, following a successful one-year pilot project when residents brought 584 tons of compostable materials separated from garbage to the King County Solid Waste Division facility.
Executive highlights historic preservation work with King County John D. Spellman Awards
A restored mid-century building in Renton, a traditional Japanese bathhouse in Auburn, and a railway museum in Snoqualmie are among the recipients of the 2016 John D. Spellman Awards for historic preservation in King County.