King County Parks estimates that about 25,000 of our 28,000 acres of open space are covered by forests. In some places, our forests are vast canopies of big ol’ evergreens, loads of ferns, an… Source: Taking care of our forests: Black Diamond, Ravensdale Retreat and Henry’s Ridge
Scenario: You’ve been up since 6 a.m. to get the turkey in the oven; this is after staying up late to finish the pies and desserts. It’s 7 p.m. The in-laws are gone. The dishwasher has been loaded. But one giant task remains – CLEAN OUT the ROASTING PAN or if you fried the turkey … More Eco-tips for grease disposal
Nearly 30% of what we throw away in our garbage is recyclable food scraps and food soiled paper. Take King County’s pledge to Compost More. Waste Less now and get a free toolkit! … More Composting questions? We have you covered
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
This guest post by Christie True, Director of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, is a part of America’s Most Endangered Rivers® series spotlighting the Green-Duwamish River. … More Tackling stormwater challenges on the Green-Duwamish
Rainy season is here early. In King County we get an average of 40 inches of rain. That rain falls on streets, parking areas, sports fields, gravel lots, and rooftops carrying all the chemicals and bacteria from those surfaces directly into nearby lakes, rivers and Puget Sound. In King County opinion polls, residents consistently rate … More How does stormwater impact us?
The Bear Creek watershed supports nearly 10,000 households and is home to several species of salmon and trout. It spans King and Snohomish counties and reaches into Woodinville and Redmond. With so many living things relying on the creek, protecting future water quality and habitat is important. Why Study Bear Creek It will help us … More How healthy is Bear Creek? It’s time to find out