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Catch the rain and save

Now is a great time to purchase a rain barrel and take advantage of Seattle’s spring rains. Seattle Public Utilities customers can purchase high-quality rain barrels for $75 plus tax from the Seattle Conservation Corps. Similar rain barrels retail for over $100. Rain barrels allow gardeners to collect Seattle’s famed… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Water Supply: Good

Seattle’s current water supply conditions at its reservoirs are good. Seattle’s regional source of water supply comes from two rain- and snow-fed watersheds in the Cascade Mountains, the Cedar River Watershed and the Tolt River Watershed.  This is the time when mountain streamflows from the rain and spring season snowmelt… [ Keep reading ]

Take a Virtual Tour of Watersheds

The Cedar River Municipal Watershed is carefully managed to supply clean drinking water to 1.4 million people in the greater Seattle area. The watershed covers 90,638 acres and is owned by the City of Seattle. Enter virtual tour >> The South Fork Tolt River Watershed is smaller and lesser known… [ Keep reading ]

Join Bert and Evelyn on Facebook

Bert the Salmon and Evelyn the Envelope are now on Facebook. Bert and Evelyn will give you tips on how to improve your recycling and composting and preserve the quality of our water and natural environment for future generations. “Join us today,” says Bert. “You’ll also learn about coupons and… [ Keep reading ]

Green World Cup Contest

Coinciding with the World Cup soccer tournament in South Africa, King County invites you to participate in the Green World Cup contest – a celebration of green living worldwide. The King County EcoConsumer program is seeking the best examples of green living ideas from around the world. Do you know… [ Keep reading ]

Got Game? Play WaterBusters

The clock is running and your help is needed to save water! Phil Dumpster has a big problem. High water bills are giving his wallet a soaking! Phil has asked his friend Bert the salmon to help him find areas around the house where he can save water, money and… [ Keep reading ]

Compost Food Scraps for Gardens

Turn your kitchen waste into fertile soil. Do Compost: Vegetables and fruits, bread, grains, spoiled food, coffee filters and tea bags, eggshells, fruit from yard, and food soiled paper or cardboard. Don’t Compost: Meat, fish, dairy (these attract rats), or pet waste (bag it, and put in trash).        Systems for… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Water Supply: Good

Seattle’s current water supply conditions at its reservoirs are good. Seattle’s regional source of water supply comes from two rain- and snow-fed watersheds in the Cascade Mountains, the Cedar River Watershed and the Tolt River Watershed.  This is the time when mountain streamflows from the rain and spring season snowmelt… [ Keep reading ]

Save Time at the Dump

Plan your trip to avoid waiting in long lines Check out the new wait-line web cams at Seattle Public Utilities’ North Transfer Station and South Transfer Station. Some other tips to follow: Busiest times are Monday mornings as well as Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays… [ Keep reading ]

Plant List Helps Gardeners

Putting the right plant in the right place helps plants thrive  With the arrival of spring, many green-thumbed residents are turning their attention to their gardens.  But choosing plants that will thrive in the Northwest can be daunting, even for experienced gardeners. What plants will grow in dry, shady areas?… [ Keep reading ]