With climate scientists citing a likely “La Nada” winter weather pattern that can increase the chance of extreme storms, King County leaders urged residents to prepare now for potential flood emergencies in the months ahead. … More 10 things you can do to be better prepared for a flood
This month, we’ll be taking a look at stormwater runoff – the leading source of pollution for Puget Sound – its impacts, the myths, and the pollution prevention actions we’re taking as well as actions you can take at home. … More Simple actions to help restore Puget Sound
At King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, we are huge fans of National Parks. Washington state has amazing National Parks. Mount Rainier National Park and Olympic National Park are just two of the National Parks in our region you can visit fee free during National Parks’ 100th birthday celebration Aug. 25-28. … More King County celebrates 100 years of National Parks
Small kitchen appliances. Lamps. Chairs. Tools. Fans. Toys. Sports equipment. Clocks. Jewelry. Clothing. Whatever you got, if it needs repairing or mending, bring it to the Repair Café on Saturday and we’ll try to fix it! After 10 successful free community repair events this year in south King County, this popular program is coming to … More Get your fix at Chomp!
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
With hot temperatures expected to push well into the blistering 90s over the next couple of days in King County, Marta the River Otter is reminding folks that want to cool off in local water bodies to stay safe. Marta, King County’s newest water safety advocate, reminds us that drowning is a preventable tragedy and an important public health and public safety issue. … More Cool off safely: wear a lifejacket
Families had a blast at King County’s second-annual Cine en el Parque in Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center on Aug. 6. The Spanish-language outdoor moving night was co-sponsored by White Center Community Development Association and King County Parks. Cine en el Parque was a special opportunity for us to welcome everybody to one of … More Cine en el Parque celebrates diversity at one of King County’s most beloved parks