Tagged with 'Environment'

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

Recology prices could be endangered by China’s halting import of recyclables

By Jack Mayne The trash and recycling service is being impacted by the decision by China to halt importing many recyclables, and that could have a future impact on its service prices to Des Moines residents.... [Read more]

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration will be at Saltwater State Park on Sunday, April 22

An Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 22 at Saltwater State Park in Des Moines. Earth Day is a time to enjoy the wonders of nature, and Saltwater State Park is providing a “Free... [Read more]

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 20-22

Wastemobile coming to Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 20-22

The Wastemobile, a roving household hazardous waste collection service, will be coming to Des Moines the weekend of April 20-22. Safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other... [Read more]

Port of Seattle now accepting applications for second round of ecology grants

Port of Seattle now accepting applications for second round of ecology grants

Airport Community Ecology Fund Kick Off at Highligh Botanical Garden, 20 June 2017. By Omie Drawhorn The board of Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden had a vision to create a Neighborhood Heritage Garden... [Read more]

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Stage 1 Burn Ban issued for King County

Due to sustained stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King County, and is continuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Greater Pierce*... [Read more]

Port of Seattle awards more than $85,000 to local environmental projects

Port of Seattle awards more than $85,000 to local environmental projects

Port of Seattle Commissioners John Creighton and Fred Felleman recognized the initial recipients of the Airport Community Ecology (ACE) Fund Small Matching Grants program at the Environmental Science Center... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

Recycling Collection Event coming to Des Moines Marina on Saturday, Oct. 28

A Recycling Collection Event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Marina. You can bring: Tires – fees apply Lead Acid Batteries Alkaline Batteries Cardboard Propane... [Read more]

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Celebrate Earth Day Sat. by helping to restore Des Moines Creek

REMINDER: Volunteer are needed to help celebrate Earth Day this Saturday, April 22 by working on restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. All volunteers are welcome to join. NOTE: **The marina parking... [Read more]

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

Wastemobile hazardous waste collection coming to Des Moines April 21-23

The Wastemobile, a traveling household hazardous waste collection service in King County, continues its 2017 season with a collection event at the Des Moines Marina the weekend of April 21-23. The Wastemobile... [Read more]

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear this Sat., April 15

REMINDER: The MaST Center’s Roadway & Pier Clear event is THIS Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.! Volunteers are needed to help remove toxic debris from the roadways and underwater... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers needed to help restore Des Moines Creek on Saturday, April 22

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, April 22 – in celebration of Earth Day – to help with restoration efforts along Des Moines Creek. This event will begin in the north parking lot at Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

Divers & Volunteers needed for Roadway & Pier Clear Event April 15 at MaST

DIVERS AND VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Join the Marine Science and Technology Center of Highline College to clean up the Redondo Beach area Saturday, April 15! Teams of divers and volunteers will clear the ocean... [Read more]

Recycling Collection Event will be this Saturday at the Des Moines Marina

Recycling Collection Event will be this Saturday at the Des Moines Marina

A Recycling Collection Event will be held this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Moines Marina. For full details, download the PDF flier here. The Des Moines Marina is located at... [Read more]

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Divers Chris Van Damme, left, and Matt Wilson haul out debris collected from Puget Sound waters off Redondo Beach on April 23 as part of a large volunteer effort during Earth Day Pier Clear. Highline College’s... [Read more]

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23

Volunteers are needed for three Earth Day events this Saturday, April 23 in Des Moines: EARTH DAY – 3 Volunteer Events Saturday, April - 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Beach Park/Des Moines Creek Trail Ivy... [Read more]

REMINDER: Clean up Des Moines at clean-up event this Saturday, May 9

REMINDER: Clean up Des Moines at clean-up event this Saturday, May 9

 The City of Des Moines, Recology CleanScapes, and the Midway Les Schwab Tire Center are sponsoring a Community Clean-up Event on Saturday, May 9 from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and volunteers are needed!  Teams... [Read more]