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August

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AUG

Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 13-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
Island Center Forest on Vashon Island will have a limited deer-hunting season, Oct. 13-31, when no other access will be permitted on 200 acres of King County Parks-managed forestland.

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AUG

Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Kent, Sept. 7-9
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the Kent-Covington area, Sept. 7-9.

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AUG

King County Executive announces new grant opportunities for unincorporated area projects
From planting trees to removing graffiti, there are a number of King County neighborhood improvement projects available for funding through the Community Service Area grant program.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.