The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

King County bolstered its reputation as a national leader in the effort to confront climate change in 2017, delivering on Executive Dow Constantine’s commitment to protect the region’s natural environment while creating more resilient communities. … More The year in review: Responding to climate change by taking strategic actions in 2017

Keeping residents safe from flooding

With increased rainfall in King County during the fall and winter months, the risk of flooding in some parts of the county increases. “Flooding is a big problem in King County,” said Ken Zweig, Program Manager for River and Floodplain Management at Water and Land Resources Division. “Since 1990 we’ve had 12 presidentially declared disasters … More Keeping residents safe from flooding

Video: Students kick off the holidays with a tree planting

Students from Seattle Public Schools‘ Salmon Bay School did an amazing job planting trees Dec. 6 at Big Finn Hill Park, part of King County Parks – Your Big Backyard. Hear why these students think trees are important — and learn more about why we’re planting 1 Million Trees by 2020, plus how you can get involved. … More Video: Students kick off the holidays with a tree planting

Volunteer to help King County plant 1 million trees by 2020

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

Holiday grease disposal

Whether you’re roasting a Charles Dickens style goose or a tofurky, keep the holiday grease out of the drain. We know we sound like Scrooges—but the buildup of fats, oils and grease is a major problem for home plumbing as well as our regional sewer system. Here’s a video for holiday stormwater pollution prevention inspiration: Environmental … More Holiday grease disposal

Taste Washington Day

Taste Washington Day is an annual celebration of Washington-grown foods served in school meals.  On Oct. 4 in some schools, farmers are in the lunch room to let kids sample the fruits or vegetables they have grown. In other schools, older students are helping teach younger students about the foods grown in Washington state. WSDA … More Taste Washington Day

Kid’s Safety Day: Dalmatians, otters and trails

School’s out and that means extra time for fun. To celebrate enjoying summer safely, we joined fire departments, police departments and safety agencies for Kids Safety Day at the Museum of Flight. More than 800 kids came out for the event at the Museum of Flight. King County Parks shared their trail safety tips with … More Kid’s Safety Day: Dalmatians, otters and trails