1. King County Parks - Cargo Container Camping

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    King County Parks has completed a new, comfortable and ecologically sound camping structure that was created from a 24-foot-long used cargo container and now sits alongside the Snoqualmie River at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, Washington. Now available for overnight reservations, the camping container sits nestled between tall trees, near the footbridge connecting the east and west portions of the park, which is at the confluence of the Tolt and Snoqualmie rivers. The camping container features an adaptable floor plan with full-sized bunk bed, plus a table and multi-purpose cabinet made from deconstructed kitchens and reclaimed materials that can be moved outside for more floor space inside. Other re-claimed materials include old soccer goals that were converted into a green wall and an old door that is now the kitchen table. King County Parks is committed to innovation, sustainability and prosperity, and is upping the ante with this new, ecologically sustainable camping container that offers parks visitors a unique overnight experience. King County Parks staff adapted the award winning schematic designs submitted by Joel Egan of HyBrid Architecture, a Seattle-based design firm. “Re-Tain” is the result of King County Parks’ Little Footprint/Big Forest design contest in 2011 that drew numerous entrants from area architecture firms and sustainability supporters. Visit http://www.kingcounty.gov/recreation/parks/rentals/camping.aspx , or call 206-205-5434, to make reservations. Cost for an overnight stay is $50.

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    • Conservation Futures: Forests, Farms and Fun... Forever

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      The Pacific Northwest is known for its pristine landscapes, clean waterways, dense forests, beautiful urban parks and strong local food movement. But it took a lot of individuals dedicating their lifetimes to preserving these spaces. Find out how we got here, where we are, and what lies ahead in this precious and wonderful documentary video. In a few short minutes you'll learn a lot, you'll laugh, and you may just be inspired to pick up a shovel!

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      • Forests, Farms and Fun... Forever

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        The Pacific Northwest is known for its pristine landscapes, clean waterways, dense forests, beautiful urban parks and strong local food movement. But it took a lot of individuals dedicating their lifetimes to preserving these spaces. Find out how we got here, where we are, and what lies ahead in this precious and wonderful documentary video. In a few short minutes you'll learn a lot, you'll laugh, and you may just be inspired to pick up a shovel! To learn more, please visit http://kingcounty.gov/conservationfutures

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        • Campaign to End Chronic Homelessness

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          This video was produced by combining audio interviews with recently rehoused chronically homeless men conducted for United Way of King County with still images from Dan Lamont's ongoing coverage of issues related to poverty and homelessness. The package is available on the United Way web site.

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          • Tom Douglas On Signing Your Ballot Return Envelope

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            Remember to clearly sign the voter declaration on the back of the return envelope to help elections process your ballot efficiently.

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            • Rick Steves On Following Directions

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              Rick Steves reminds Puget Sound area voters that they may be voting in two Congressional races in August and November.

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              • A conversation with Steve Strachan

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                Appointed by former King County Sheriff Sue Rahr Steve & I talk about his background and some issues he deals with being in law enforcement. Because Steve is running for the position, he was not allowed to talk about his campaign.

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                • Life on the Edge: lake shorelines video

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                  The lake shorelines video describes some of the ecological processes that affect the shorelines of our large lakes.

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                  • Life on the Edge: river shorelines video

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                    The river shorelines video describes some of the ecological processes that affect rivers and their health in King County, Washington.

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                    • Stormwater and climate change - Water Resource Area 9

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                      Jim Simmonds from the WLRD Water Quality & Quantity Groups Unit discusses the impacts climate change may have on King County’s approach to stormwater management.

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