Reaching King County’s ambitious climate goals could be compared to climbing a mountain in the North Cascades. It requires dedication
This year, the King County Solid Waste Division launched Re+, with an ambitious goal to reduce the amount of waste
We’re excited to announce that we received awards in four categories from the National Association of Government Communicators, the most
In Spring 1970, amidst an economic downturn and the beginnings of the environmental movement, Darlyn Rundberg proposed an idea that would change Seattle forever. Continue reading50 years of growth: Seattle’s P-Patch Program celebrates half a century of community gardening
As King County’s first Green Jobs Program Manager, Michael Carter knew his initial task would be to do a lot of listening.
Working out of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director’s Office, Michael was asked to develop a countywide green jobs strategy – and that meant listening to the communities we serve, as well as partner employers and organizations.Continue readingGuided by community voices, Michael Carter builds King County’s first Green Jobs Program
Heavy rainfall in 2019 and 2021 caused more than just water from Griffin Creek to surge over the banks and fan out across farmer Todd McKittrick’s fields.
Sand, gravel, and rock swept across 15 acres of McKittrick’s fertile land along Griffin Creek, rendering the acreage unusable for farming. The torrent also left adult coho salmon returning to the creek’s spawning grounds stranded in a field amidst the debris and grass, with many of the fish dying before they could complete their journey. Continue readingFirst Griffin Creek flooded. Now farms and fish can return following completion of innovative King County project.