King County and partners will plant 1 million trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. It will take a lot of hard work – and a lot of outdoor fun. One way you can get involved is to volunteer. We have volunteer opportunities now through January. For our volunteer calendar, go … More Volunteer to help King County plant 1 million trees by 2020
As part of Celebrating Science during Earth Week, we are focusing on the science behind trees. King County and partners will plant one million trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. Jennifer Vanderhoof, Ecologist with King County Water and Land Resources Division writes an Earth Week exclusive. How trees store carbon? … More Big reason we love trees: they store carbon
Employees of the Department of Natural Resources and Parks recently volunteered to plant trees and other plants at a restoration site in Marymoor Park. We planted 500 native plants, including 170 trees in a wetland area near the Sammamish River. … More 1 million trees: DNRP gets muddy and gets planting
King County’s Firewise program is reminding residents that even in temperate western Washington it only takes a few hot sunny days to dry forests enough to catch fire. And, in windy conditions wildfires can get out of control quickly. Wildfires burn every year in east King County. … More Hot weather can mean wildfire – even in King County
Big efficiency improvements to SAM’s energy and water systems were made possible through the King County Green Community Initiative and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission. … More The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is getting greener, thanks in large part to King County
Today, King County Executive Dow Constantine launched the 1 Million Trees campaign, an ambitious project to plant one million trees across King County by 2020 to combat climate change, promote healthy forests, and make our communities healthier and more resilient for all residents, be they people, fish, birds, or orcas! In addition to kids from … More 1 down, 999,999 to go!
While most King County residents recycle, still more than 78 percent of what ends up in the county’s landfill could have been recycled or composted. … More Become a Master Recycler Composter and help curb waste