Natural Resources and Parks
New King County invasive weed control project to help White Center green space with workshop, work party
Two community events are planned to support a neighborhood restoration project of the green space at Seola Pond in White Center: a Nov. 21 community workshop and open house and a Dec. 7 volunteer planting event.
Volunteer with King County and plant trees this fall to improve habitat, achieve goal of 1 Million Trees by 2020
King County is offering volunteer opportunities where people can lend a hand in reaching a 1 million tree planting goal by 2020 and in keeping the county healthy and green in the face of a changing climate. Fall is the perfect time to improve habitat, beautify landscaping, or restore damaged lands by planting native trees and shrubs.
Trailhead reopens at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park after King County repairs small sinkhole in parking lot
The Red Town Trailhead and parking lot at King County’s Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park is open to public access following a brief closure to repair a sinkhole.
Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park’s Red Town Trailhead closed while King County assesses sinkhole in parking lot
Out of an abundance of caution, King County has closed the Red Town Trailhead at Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park to public access while the county determines an appropriate repair to a small sinkhole that has appeared in the trailhead parking lot. Park visitors are encouraged to use nearby Sky Country Trailhead for access to Cougar Mountain.
Proposals sought to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse of construction and demolition materials
King County’s Solid Waste Division has launched a $700,000 grant program to fund proposals supporting regional efforts to reduce waste and encourage the recycling and reuse of construction and demolition materials. A pre-bid meeting for prospective proposers will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chinook Building, 401 Fifth Ave., Third Floor, Seattle.
Storm damage to Pinnacle Peak Park’s Cal Magnusson Trail; Visitors advised to access park’s trails via southern trailhead
A washout along Cal Magnusson Trail in Pinnacle Peak Park must be repaired before hikers can once again use the popular route – and King County Parks is advising visitors to access the park’s trail system through the Southern Trailhead.
King County Flood Warning Center closes as rainfall eases and river flows recede
King County’s Flood Warning Center is closing at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, following more than 24 hours of continuous operation in response to major flooding along the Snoqualmie River and moderate flooding on the Tolt River. Workers will continue to monitor river gages and weather forecasts.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 4 flood alert for Snoqualmie River, with possible widespread flooding in valley
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 4 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with widespread flooding possible across large portions of the Snoqualmie Valley. The Flood Warning Center has been monitoring flood conditions since opening early in the evening on Monday, Oct. 21.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 flood alert for Tolt River, as fall rainstorm continues across region
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Tolt River, with rising floodwaters possibly spreading across low-lying areas upstream of Carnation. The Snoqualmie River remains at a Phase 3 flood alert level, with flooding of varied depths occurring in areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. The Flood Warning Center opened at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 to monitor conditions.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 2 flood alert with minor flooding possible along rain-swollen Tolt River
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 2 flood alert for the Tolt River, with minor flooding possible in low-lying areas upstream of Carnation. Meanwhile the Snoqualmie River remains at a Phase 3 flood alert level, with flooding of varied depths occurring in areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. The Flood Warning Center opened at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 to monitor conditions.
King County Flood Warning Center issues Phase 3 alert as rain-swollen Snoqualmie River rising higher
The King County Flood Warning Center has issued a Phase 3 flood alert for the Snoqualmie River, with flooding of varied depths occurring in areas of the Snoqualmie Valley. The Flood Warning Center opened at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 to monitor flooding along the river following sustained rainfall across much of King County.
King County Flood Warning Center opens to monitor minor flooding on Snoqualmie River
The King County Flood Warning Center opened at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21 to monitor minor flooding on the Snoqualmie River following a day of significant rainfall in the Cascade foothills.
Learn about funding opportunities to create parks and open spaces in your community at King County workshops
King County hosts meetings in Lake City, Kent and White Center to share information about available grant funding opportunities for creating parks and open spaces in communities.
King County, Seattle recycling experts ask customers to recycle plastic bags, wrap separately from curbside recycling materials
To improve the quality of recycling in Seattle and King County, plastic bags and wrap will no longer be accepted in curbside recycling beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and customers will be asked to take these materials to recycling locations or place them in the garbage.
King County leaders urge preparedness now to ensure people, property are safe during upcoming flood season
The King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for seasonal flooding, kicking off Flood Awareness Month.
Wastemobile closing out 2019 household hazardous waste collection season with final stop in Bothell, Oct. 18-20
The final weekend of roving household hazardous waste collection in King County for 2019 is Oct. 18-20, when the Wastemobile visits Bothell to offer area residents safe disposal of old car batteries, used motor oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection coming to Renton, Oct. 11-13
Renton-area residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, used motor oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile, Oct. 11-13.
Help shape the next wave of actions to cut climate pollution and build resilience in King County at upcoming workshops
Workshops in Bellevue, Seattle and Des Moines this October are opportunities for King County residents to share their ideas and shape priorities for the next wave of climate action as the county updates the King County Strategic Climate Action Plan.
Highland Park Elementary and RainWise team up to keep pollution out of Puget Sound
Come celebrate with students, parents and staff in partnership with the RainWise program the new rain garden and cisterns installation at Highland Park Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new installation will collect nearly 50,000 gallons of rain from the school’s roof, helping to maintain capacity in the combined sewer-stormwater system and providing a summertime irrigation source.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection comes to Redmond, Oct. 4-5
Residents of Redmond, Kirkland and nearby communities can safely dispose of old car batteries, used motor oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it visits the area, Oct. 4-5.