King County hosts events to celebrate Earth Day

April 15, 2012

By Staff

NEW — 4 p.m. April 15, 2012

King County starts countywide Earth Day celebration in Issaquah on Thursday, as conservationists gather to release Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon fry into Laughing Jacobs Creek.

The county is also opening the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill near Issaquah to public tours.

Other Earth Day events entice residents to participate in environmental activities or adopt a “green” lifestyle habit.

“Small choices can add up to big changes,” County Executive Dow Constantine said. “The future is in our hands — please join me in keeping King County green. With these steps, it’s easy.”

The county “It’s Easy Being Green” website at  to discover a list of “green” activities happening around the county and learn easy tips for saving money, conserving natural resources or improving the environment.

Residents can help county environmental policies by making smart transportation choices for trips to work, home or school by taking transit, carpooling, walking or biking; continuing to reduce, reuse, and recycle; conserving energy at home and at work; and considering the environmental impacts of purchases and choosing sustainably manufactured, efficient alternatives.

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