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The ERC includes 20 miles of a former freight rail line from Woodinville to Renton that is being jointly planned by its public owners for multiple uses. Watch the video to learn more.

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Seattle Times  – January 20, 2016
Margaret's Way hike is new option for winter wanders in Issaquah Alps

Mercer Island Reporter  – January 15, 2016
Nominations sought for King County's Earth Heroes at School awards program

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

Construction & Demolition Recycling – January 6, 2016
King County increases number of businesses able to accept C&D material

Issaquah-Sammamish Reporter – January 8, 2016
Kokanee return: Third highest spawning run in the last two decades 

KING5 News – December 15, 2015
King County concrete recycling facility to be closed

KOMO4 News – December 3, 2015
EcoConsumer: Green Holidays

KING TV  – November 19, 2015
'Kokanee cam' broadcasts live underwater

Snoqualmie Valley Record  – November 18, 2015
Back to the farm: County officials ready to return golf course property to dairy production (blog)  – November 17, 2015
King County Set Ambitious New Climate Goals Yesterday. Here's What That Means.

King5 News  – November 10, 2015
Old cars no longer hold back Snoqualmie River

White Center Blog  – November 7, 2015
King County, state respond to oil spill in White Center retention pond

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

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Recent news releases


Get free compost samples and expert plant-care tips at the NW Flower & Garden Show
Join King County’s clean-water utility at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show, Feb. 17-22, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Booth visitors can take home free samples of GroCo, a high-quality, nitrogen-rich compost made with Loop® produced by King County’s treatment plants.


King County Youth Sports Facilities grants help build skate parks, ball fields, other projects
Whether it’s a new skate park in Covington or a sports field renovation in Bothell, King County’s Youth Sports Facilities Grant Fund (YSFG) Program has helped build or renovate hundreds of public sports amenities at minimal taxpayer expense.


Public open house and comment period set for Algona Transfer Station replacement proposal
King County has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a new South County Recycling and Transfer Station to replace the 50-plus-year-old Algona Transfer Station.


King County to invest $196.8 million in clean-water projects in 2016
King County’s clean-water utility has budgeted $196.8 million in 2016 for vital infrastructure projects that will protect water quality, support regional environmental goals and sustain vibrant economic growth. Priorities include upgrading aging facilities, planning for growth, controlling overflows of stormwater and sewage during heavy rains, and supporting the cleanup of Puget Sound and the Lower Duwamish Waterway.


Seattle-area watershed partners celebrate 10 years of salmon recovery efforts, plan for the next decade
Discussions at the 2016 Salmon Summit focus on how to increase chinook salmon populations in Lake Washington, Lake Sammamish and the Cedar River