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Snoqualmie Valley Record  – October 22, 2015
Tolt-MacDonald Park's bicentennial bridge

Maple Valley Reporter  – October 16, 2015
Covington receives King County grant for skate park remodel

The Issaquah Press  – October 16, 2015
Local salmon savior ready to take on his next fight

KIRO TV  – October 13, 2015
King County looks to sell golf course site purchased for $4.5 million

Maple Valley Reporter  – October 6, 2015
Winter flooding in rivers still a concern

KOMO News  – October 2, 2015
Neighbors plagued by stinky beach have few options

Seattle Times  – October 1, 2015
Man swims 55 miles of Duwamish River, finds it's 'still alive'

Enumclaw Courier-Herald – September 15, 2015
Look for fish as they return to King County rivers and streams

Redmond Reporter – September 12, 2015
Constantine, others discuss climate change

Maple Valley Reporter – August 30, 2015
King County sets meetings to share details of proposed protected lands inventory changes

Vashon Beachcomber – August 30, 2015
Recycling changes at transfer station

Seattle Times – July 29, 2015
White Center's beloved nonprofit pool hits middle age despite little money

Auburn Reporter – July 30, 2015
County officials craft plan to extend life of Cedar Hills Landfill beyond 2030

KUOW  – July 10, 2015
That cool lake or river can be deadly for swimmers

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Recent news releases


Green River levee maintenance requires trail segment closure through Kent
Maintenance work by King County continues along a dozen miles of levees that protect the cities of Renton, Tukwila and Kent from Green River flooding. This ongoing work can require temporary, intermittent closures of sections of the Green River Trail, which sits atop the levee system through the Green River Valley.


Learn more about Dockton Forest mountain bike trail plan at upcoming community meetings
Two community meetings have been scheduled this fall on Vashon Island, when community members can learn more about a proposal to build mountain bike trails in King County Parks’ Dockton Forest.


Kokanee Quest: Go on a hunt for treasure in the Lake Sammamish watershed and become an expert on the ‘little red fish’
Embark on a Kokanee Quest, a real-world treasure hunt for geocaches designed to connect residents with efforts to restore Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon populations back to health.


Deadline extended in contest to name King County’s new environmental research vessel
King County residents now have until Nov. 30 to enter a contest to name a new 48-foot environmental research vessel, which will be used by county field scientists to collect samples and respond to environmental emergencies. The winner will be announced in January.


‘From Mt. Si to Wild Sky’ watershed poster features local contest winner
The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum has just released its 2015 Snoqualmie Watershed poster, featuring the winning entry from last summer’s photography contest, “Focus on the Snoqualmie.” The poster is free while supplies last.