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Natural Resources and Parks

King County, Washington

2011 DNRP archived news releases

Sept. 28
New partnership gives old bikes, bike parts second life through recycling, refurbishing
Unwanted bicycles and old bike parts that might normally end up in the scrap metal bin can now have a second life, thanks to a new partnership between King County, Bike Works and CleanScapes.
Sept. 27
Public meeting focuses on sewer improvement work in downtown Kirkland
People seeking information about a construction project in downtown Kirkland to replace an aging wastewater pump station, increase system capacity and upgrade sewer lines are invited to a public meeting.
Sept. 24
Public celebrates clean water as Brightwater begins operations
After more than a decade of planning and construction, local dignitaries and community members joined King County Executive Dow Constantine to celebrate an extraordinary regional investment in clean water with the start of Brightwater Treatment Plant operations.
Sept. 21
Learn about Quartermaster Harbor water quality study at Oct. 12 public workshop
A four-year study to evaluate the role of nitrogen in observed late summer, low-level dissolved oxygen events in Quartermaster Harbor has passed the half-way point, and study participants want to share their updated findings with the public at an Oct. 12 workshop.
Sept. 21
Take some time this fall and see majestic returning salmon during ‘Salmon SEEson’
With summer on the wane and fall fast approaching, it’s time for native salmon to begin the final journey from the open ocean to their place of birth, where they will spawn and continue the lifecycle – the streams and rivers in King County and elsewhere along Puget Sound.
Sept. 21
King County conducting public opinion survey to help improve river management actions
In an effort to improve river management and communication practices, King County is conducting a survey this month to gather resident opinions about rivers, how rivers are used and how they are managed.
Sept. 19
King County Executive, City Mayors hail announcement on Howard Hanson Dam
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined the Mayors of Auburn, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila to hail the announcement from the US Army Corps of Engineers that the Corps will operate the Howard Hanson Dam this storm season at its normal design capacity.
Sept. 19
Sewer repair night work scheduled in West Seattle, Sept. 21-23
On Sept. 21, crews with King County’s clean-water utility will begin a two-day project to replace corroded equipment inside a sewer structure on Southwest Spokane Street between Beach Drive Southwest and 62nd Avenue Southwest.
Sept. 15
Soon-to-open Brightwater plant already receiving kudos for energy efficiencies
King County’s Brightwater Plant’s grand opening is next Saturday, Sept. 24, but its energy-saving technology is already receiving $265,000 in energy rebate dollars from the Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD).
Sept. 15
Updated directory helps King County businesses safely manage hazardous waste
Businesses that need help managing hazardous waste have a tremendous resource available to them: The updated Hazardous Waste Directory, produced and distributed by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County.
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