Natural Resources and Parks
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Kent-Covington, Sept. 6-8
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 comes to the Kent-Covington area, Sept. 6-8.
Refuge Outdoor Festival celebrates diversity in life and nature at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park, Sept. 27-29
The second-annual Refuge Outdoor Festival camping experience geared toward people of color, outdoor recreation, and community building is set for Sept. 27-29 at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park.
It’s almost time for CHOMP!, King County’s local food celebration with great food, live music and more at Marymoor Park, Aug. 17
CHOMP! returns for a fifth year to King County's Marymoor Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 featuring the legendary singer Mavis Staples, plus Clinton Fearon, Caspar Babypants, and other artists, along with a day of local food, green living workshops and fun activities for the whole family – and it's absolutely FREE.
Construction near Discovery Park trails to start August 19
Temporary trail impacts are expected as King County begins work at Discovery Park to upgrade existing underground water reservoirs for the West Point Treatment Plant as soon as August 19. Construction will affect Loop Trail and Capehart Trail during work on the reservoir and installation of a new outfall pipe.
Wastemobile household hazardous waste collection visits Carnation, Aug. 16-18
Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost by visiting the Wastemobile when it comes to Carnation, Aug. 16-18.
King County Wastewater Treatment Division is cleaning up a small overflow in West Seattle
UPDATE 12:30 p.m. The estimated amount of overflow is between 200-400 gallons, most of which was cleaned up by a vactor (vacuum) truck last night. Some of it was within the vault that houses the valves. A limited area is closed to public access and signs are posted. It occurred in Lincoln Park in the southernmost end of the park along the beach trail north of the Fauntleroy Ferry Dock and have notified Seattle Parks and Recreation.
Limited deer hunt set for Oct. 12-31 at King County’s Island Center Forest
While Island Center Forest will be open for deer hunting during an abbreviated season in October, the King County Parks-managed forestland will not be part of a recently established special August deer-hunting season on private land on Vashon-Maury Island.