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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

2009 DNRP archived news releases

Oct. 5
King County provides grants to protect, improve habitat and environmental equity
Water quality will be protected and natural areas restored in communities around Puget Sound, thanks to a series of grants awarded by the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP).
Oct. 5
Volunteers needed at Duwamish Alive! habitat restoration event, Oct. 17
Put on your work clothes, bring your enthusiasm and celebrate the arrival of fall by helping to restore fish and wildlife habitat around the Duwamish Waterway on Saturday, Oct. 17.
Oct. 2
Shorter hours proposed for some King County solid waste stations due to drop in garbage
Since 2007, the King County Solid Waste Division has experienced a 15 percent decrease in the amount of waste brought to its transfer stations for disposal.
Oct. 1
Flood Awareness Month highlights need for residents to prepare across King County
In signing a proclamation today declaring October as “Flood Awareness Month,” King County Council Chair Dow Constantine and King County Flood Control District Chair Julia Patterson urged all citizens to follow the county’s lead and get ready for flood season.
Sept. 30
King County’s giant ‘cube of food’ swims upstream for Issaquah Salmon Days
King County’s “cube of food” will make an appearance this weekend at Salmon Days in downtown Issaquah.
Sept. 30
Preparing Green River levees for floods
To help safeguard residents, their homes, businesses and transportation corridors that are vital to the region’s economy, King County will cut trees along its Green River levees in Kent and Tukwila before flood-prevention barriers are installed in advance of flood season.
Sept. 25
Meetings focus on projects to control storm-related sewer overflows
The King County Wastewater Treatment Division is hosting a series of meetings in October to provide information about upcoming projects to control combined sewer overflows at four areas along Puget Sound.
Sept. 23
Community meeting on West Point Treatment Plant improvement projects, Oct. 15
People are invited to a public meeting to learn more about upcoming sewer improvement projects planned at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant.
Sept. 18
Travel through time at West Point Treatment Plant open house, Oct. 3
Learn where water goes when you brush and flush, meet the municipal magicians who use modern technology to turn waste into resources, and explore Seattle’s rich cultural history through archeology tours and Native American art.
Sept. 16
Let King County’s free business recycling workshops help improve your bottom line
King County business owners can learn how to cut waste, increase their recycling rates and spend less on operating costs by participating in either of two workshops in October.
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