October is Flood Awareness Month
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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
Seattle Bike Blog – July 9, 2015
Newly-paved section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is now open
KUOW – July 6, 2015
Yes, Western Washington Should Prepare For Wildfires Too
Kirkland Reporter – June 11, 2015
King County wants to know residents’ attitudes about local rivers
Bothell/Kenmore Reporter – June 10, 2015
King County surveying citizens concerning river uses and flood preparedness
Issaquah Reporter – June 10, 2015
Cougar/Squak Corridor Park south expansion opens to the public
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Green River levee maintenance requires brief closures to portion of riverside trail
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.
Brightwater Center’s ‘Ecotober’ celebration begins Oct. 17
Celebrate fall with family fun and free activities at Brightwater Center’s annual Ecotober event on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
King County Parks invites community to review Eastside Rail Corridor trail alternatives
Residents will have the chance to weigh in on how King County Parks develops a new major regional trail within the Eastside Rail Corridor at a series of community open houses in October.
Wastemobile: Household hazardous waste collection comes to Carnation, Oct. 16-18
All King County residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile makes a stop in Carnation, Oct. 16-18.
Prepare now! A warmer, drier El Niño winter is far from a guarantee of less severe flooding
King County Executive and King County Flood Control District Chair urge residents to prepare now for the real possibility of flood emergencies this winter.