Farm King County recently launched its Food Systems Data Center, which combines an interactive mapping platform with information and data on local agriculture to tell the story of King County’s farm and food system. Farm King County is a one stop resource for information and assistance for farm operations, and this data will be useful to better understand, analyze, and measure the healthy and viability of our food system. The major components of the data center include the King County Farm and Food System Map and food system indicator progress metrics. … More Farm King County Data Center now live!
This Earth Week we are celebrating science at the Department of Natural Resources and Parks. Science is at the heart of so much of our Department’s environmental work and King County’s efforts to confront climate change, and we proudly employ some of the most highly regarded scientists in the region. In areas such as marine … More Celebrating Science this Earth Week
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
The Green/Duwamish and Central Puget Sound Watershed covers much of southern King County. In fact, it covers 450 miles. It is home to chinook, chum, coho, pink and steelhead salmon. Map of the watershed Since 2005, local governments in the watershed have carried out restoration projects to protect a healthy watershed ecosystem for both people and … More Why shade matters: Earth week special