Spot the spawners this fall!
Fall is here, and salmon are returning to streams and rivers around Puget Sound. Check out the Salmon SEEson website to find a viewing location near you. Watch for these natural beauties and cheer them on if you see them!
King County Biologist Chris Gregersen and crew were collecting macroinvertebrate samples as part of the county’s ongoing water quality monitoring on the Tolt river near Carnation recently, when they set a #GoPro camera in the water next to several pink salmon redds near the sampling site, and the fish put on quite a show!
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Construction and Demolition Recycling Magazine – August 18, 2016
King County holds C&D recycling workshops
Seattle Times – August 20, 2016
Blue Cochin crowned winner at Backyard Chicken Pageant
Recycling Today – August 10, 2016
King County lists "Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention Recycling"
KOMO4 News – August 3, 2016
Queen Anne News – July 20, 2016
Boring no more
Renton Reporter – July 18, 2016
Sheriff's Department closes part of lower Cedar River to recreation due to logjams
Q-13 News – July 1, 2016
Watch for toxic algae
Issaquah Press – June 30, 2016
County trail named after Issaquah Alps Trails Club founder
KING TV – June 29, 2016
New King County research boat named after Soundgarden
KCPQ TV – June 29, 2016
Big project attempting to further tame the White River
Maple Valley Reporter – June 17, 2016
King County Green Schools Program recognizes 70 schools for conserving resources
Redmond Reporter – June 14, 2016
King County extends Best Workplaces for Waste Prevention and Recycling application deadline
Seattle Times – June 2, 2016
Logjams pose danger along 10-mile stretch of Cedar River
Redmond Reporter – June 2, 2016
Marymoor concert organizers strive to keep a handle on sound levels
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Algona Transfer Station replacement project final environmental impact statement released
A final environmental impact statement has been issued for a new south King County recycling and transfer station that would replace a 1960’s-era facility that is past its engineered lifespan.
Wastemobile comes to Redmond Oct. 7-9 for household hazardous waste collection event
King County residents can safely and conveniently dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes its final visit to Redmond in 2016, Oct. 7-9.
Now available: New and improved King County landslide hazards maps
King County and King County Flood Control District announced the availability of new landslide hazard maps. Created with state-of-the-art technology, the maps support earlier conclusions that no communities in King County face the unique combination of conditions present in the 2014 Snohomish County landslide. King County and King County Flood Control District will hold community workshops for residents to better understand landslides and other risks.
‘Salmon SEEson’ returns for 10th year: Spot fish coming home to King County rivers, streams
Native salmon are returning to the spawning grounds on rivers and streams across King County – and there are a number of places where people can watch this epic journey conclude.
King County Executive announces new round of grants for projects in unincorporated areas
A sixth year of grant funding for unincorporated King County residents was announced today by Executive Dow Constantine, who thanked past grant recipients for their work in building stronger communities.