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Let’s get growing 1 Million Trees in King County!

King County and partners will plant 1 million trees by the end of 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. Trees store carbon and contribute to clean air and water, healthy habitat for salmon and other wildlife, and more livable communities.

Every fall, hundreds of volunteers join with King County Parks and plant trees to help increase our tree canopy throughout the county. These events are open to the public and our 2017 weekend planting activities are already on the books - including many of them in unincorporated King County.

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. events are held for individuals and groups to plant trees that the County provides with the guidance of our volunteer coordinators. We provide shovels, gloves and instruction, all you have to do is wear warm clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and bring raingear just in case. Closed-toed sturdy shoes are best. Visit the 1 Million Trees website for more information, and click on the volunteer button on that page to see the schedule and to register for one of the many volunteer planting events.

Seventh-annual ‘I Love the Cedar River’ community meeting set for Oct. 19

The seventh-annual “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, in Maple Valley where residents can learn about flood-risk reduction projects, restoration projects, recreation and related activities on the Cedar River.

The meeting is set for 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, located at 22500 SE 248th St. in Maple Valley. It begins with an open house from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Representatives from King County, King County Flood Control District, the City of Renton, the Cedar River Council, Forterra and others who help to manage the Cedar River will be present to answer questions. The open house will be followed by presentations and a question-and-answer period. A second open house will run from 8 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, to request special accommodations or to request interpreter services, please call 206-477-4812. Visit the “I Love the Cedar River” for additional information about the event, including a link for driving directions to Lake Wilderness Lodge.

Upcoming Community Meetings

All Rural Area UAC/Association meeting with the Puget Sound Regional Council

Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Fairwood Library
17009 140th Ave SE

PSRC Executive Director Josh Brown will discuss the newly approved four-County Regional Economic Strategies. Discussion will focus on rural area economic opportunities.

Fall City Community Association
Friday, Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Fall City Fire Station
4301 334th Pl. SE
Fall City
Monthly board meeting, open to the public. For more information visit the Fall City Community Association website.

Greater Maple Valley Unincorporated Area Council

Monday, Oct. 2, 7 - 9 p.m.
Maple Valley Fire Station
23775 SE 264th St
Maple Valley, WA

Monday, Nov. 6, 7 - 9 p.m.
Maple Valley Fire Station
23775 SE 264th St
Maple Valley, WA
Special Guest Speaker Fred Jarrett, Senior Deputy County Executive, will discuss a new initiative to explore new and better ways to serve the people of unincorporated King County. All Rural Area UAC/Associations are invited to attend. Visit the website for more information.

Annual Operating Model Train Show

October 21 from 10 a.m. - 5: p.m. and Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gracie Hansen Community Center
27132 SE Ravensdale Way
Various operating model trains and train-related items. Relaxed atmosphere where people can enjoy the trains at their own pace.

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Meeting

Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Fire District 44, Station 95
32316 148th Ave. SE

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association Area Community Event

Tuesday, Oct 3, 6 p.m.
Wine & Roses Country Estates
17444 SE Lake Moneysmith Rd
Safety and environmental experts from the King County Sheriff's Office, Soos Creek Restoration Project, Mountain View Fire & Rescue, the County Forestry Program, and other organizations will share safety, green building, and crime prevention tips. Door prizes and refreshments are part of this informative public event. Visit the website, Facebook, Twitter or email for more information.

Four Creeks Unincorporated Area Council

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Eastside Fire & Rescue Station 78
20720 SE May Valley Rd
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meeting dates and locations.

Community Alliance to Reach Out and Engage

Monday, Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.
Lord of Life Lutheran Church
12819 160th Ave SE
Visit the website at for the latest information and to confirm meetings.

Upper Bear Creek Community Council

No meeting scheduled at this time, but visit the website or Facebook for updated information.

CSA Day in Bear Creek/Sammamish Area

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Woodinville Library
17105 Avondale Rd NE
Community Service Areas staff Marissa Alegria will be available to assist residents in county-related matters. For appointments or for more information email Marissa.

North Highline UAC Monthly meeting

Oct. 5, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
North Highline Fire Station
1243 SW 112th Street (parking and entrance at back of station)
Open to the public. Guest speakers: George Scarola, City of Seattle Director of Homelessness; King County Sheriff John Urquhart; KC Council District 8 Representative Joe McDermott; and Sr. Deputy County Executive Fred Jarrett. For more information visit the website.

Skyway Solutions Monthly Board Meeting

Monday, Oct. 9, 6-7:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Baptist Church
13470 MLK Jr. Wy S
Open to the public. Monthly board meeting of the neighborhood community organization in West Hill. For more information visit the website.

West Hill Community Association

Wednesday, Oct. 11 7-9 p.m.
King County Fire District 20
12417 76th Ave S.
Open to the public. Monthly board meeting of the all-volunteer, resident based organization. Local issues are discussed at this meeting. For more information email.

West Hill Business Association

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m.
Skyway VFW
7421 S. 126th St.
Open to the public. Monthly meeting of the business group in unincorporated West Hill. For more information contact Cynthia Lamothe 206-722-7343.

West Hill Community Association Quarterly Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Skyway VFW
7421 S. 126th St.
Open to the public. Quarterly meeting of the all-volunteer, resident-based organization. Doors open at 6 p.m., come early to interact with different community groups who will be tabling for an hour before the event.