Tagged with 'ecology'

Help clean up White Center – Volunteers needed for annual Spring Clean May 27

Help clean up White Center – Volunteers needed for annual Spring Clean May 27

COME JOIN US! This year’s White Center Spring Clean will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, and Volunteers are needed! NOTE: VOLUNTEERS WILL GET A FREE “I <3 White Center” T-SHIRT! (FIRST COME,... [Read more]

King Conservation District holding streamside property workshop March 25

King Conservation District holding streamside property workshop March 25

The King Conservation District wants to assist homeowners with protecting their property by removing invasive weeds, planting native plants, building wildlife habitat and protecting water quality on their... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for work party at North Shorewood Park on Saturday, March 4

Volunteers needed for work party at North Shorewood Park on Saturday, March 4

Volunteers are needed for a work party at North Shorewood Park on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Please contact Lina Rose, [email protected] or 206.491.5014 to RSVP prior to the event. King... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to plant natives trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Volunteers needed to plant natives trees at North Shorewood Park Saturday

Join King County Parks and Friends of North Shorewood to plant native trees and shrubs to make a healthier forest this Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 10 a.m. No experience needed – King County Parks... [Read more]

White Center company to repay state for 2015 cooking oil spill response

White Center company to repay state for 2015 cooking oil spill response

A White Center food manufacturing company – La Mexicana – has agreed to repay the state for its efforts to clean up vegetable oil that spilled into a White Center pond last year (read our previous... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore White Center parks, including this Saturday

Volunteers needed to help restore White Center parks, including this Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help restore four White Center parks over the next few months, including North Shorewood Park on this Saturday, June 4. “I believe that a great way for community members... [Read more]

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

White Center Heights students help kick off ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign Thursday

On Thursday (April 14), students from White Center Heights Elementary School helped kick off the ‘1 Million Trees’ campaign at White Center Heights Park. At the event, King County Executive... [Read more]

Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic will be this Saturday, April 9

Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic will be this Saturday, April 9

Loving this aweome weather? Out in the yard and have questions? Master Gardeners have answers! Visit the Master Gardener Plant Answer Clinic at McLendon’s Hardware, 10210 16th Ave SW, from 10... [Read more]

White Center ‘Spring Clean’ is back; Volunteers needed for Saturday, May 14

White Center ‘Spring Clean’ is back; Volunteers needed for Saturday, May 14

White Center’s annual Spring Clean is back, and will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. Noon. Registration is now open – to volunteer, register, or to propose projects for the Spring Clean,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for work party at North Shorewood Park Saturday, April 2

Volunteers needed for work party at North Shorewood Park Saturday, April 2

Volunteers are needed for a work party at North Shorewood Park on Saturday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Here’s more info from King County Parks: King County Parks King County’s award-winning... [Read more]

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne Commentary

PODCAST: Normandy Park puts Levy back on ballot; Jack Mayne Commentary

Here’s episode #32 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

The Washington State Department of Ecology says that it has “closed the books” on wildlife recovery for birds affected by an Oct. 30 cooking oil spill in a retention pond in White Center,... [Read more]

White Center company ‘La Mexicana’ takes responsibility for cooking oil spill

White Center company ‘La Mexicana’ takes responsibility for cooking oil spill

The Department of Ecology is reporting that ‘La Mexicana,’ a food products company has voluntarily accepted responsibility for an accidental cooking oil spill that recently flowed through storm... [Read more]

REMINDER: White Center’s ‘Spring Clean 2015’ event will be this Saturday!

REMINDER: White Center’s ‘Spring Clean 2015’ event will be this Saturday!

REMINDER: White Center’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ event is set for this Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon, starting at the Bethaday Community Learning Space at 605 SW 108th Street. Lunch... [Read more]

White Center’s ‘Spring Clean 2015’ event will be on Saturday, May 16

White Center’s ‘Spring Clean 2015’ event will be on Saturday, May 16

White Center’s annual ‘Spring Clean’ event is set for Saturday, May 16, from 8:30 a.m. – Noon, starting at the Bethaday Community Learning Space at 605 SW 108th Street. Lunch &... [Read more]

You’ll have three chances to help clean White Center this Spring

You’ll have three chances to help clean White Center this Spring

The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA) is gearing up for three 2014 Spring Clean events – to be held on April 12, May 10, and June 7. White Center Spring Clean is an opportunity for... [Read more]

King County to install vegetated ‘floating islands’ at Hicklin Lake

King County to install vegetated ‘floating islands’ at Hicklin Lake

King County announced Tuesday (May 21) that it is moving forward with its plan for cleaning up Hicklin Lake in White Center by using vegetated ‘floating islands’ to improve water quality. Seattle-based... [Read more]

County Gets Grants to Install Floating ‘Islands’ on White Center’s Hicklin Lake

County Gets Grants to Install Floating ‘Islands’ on White Center’s Hicklin Lake

King County announced Monday (Feb. 25) that it has received grant funding from the state, and will install floating ‘islands’ to treat White Center’s troubled Hicklin Lake for excess phosphorous... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban Re-Issued for King County

Due to continuing cold weather and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has re-issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, effective at 4 p.m. today – Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. A Stage... [Read more]

Map Showing Pesticide-Free Places for Kids & Pets to Play Released by County

Map Showing Pesticide-Free Places for Kids & Pets to Play Released by County

King County this week released a new, interactive map that shows users where to find pesticide-free or reduced places for kids and pets to play in the area. To find Pesticide-Free Places, just click here... [Read more]