Just Another Day at Aquatic Center


                 Kent Fire Department hosted this year’s water rescue and recovery training at the WKCAC (Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center) today. That’s the training and certification for the ladies and gentlemen that come help folks out of sticky situations on the water. Happy to let them use our Olympic caliber pool for saving…

Day of the Living Trees


What’s better than peanut butter + chocolate? Trees and parks. No park can have too many. Which is one of the reasons Swansons began their Living Tree program. A program for those of us that love parks, and hate knowing our tree has reached the end of the line after the holiday. A program that…

Flooding @ Tolt-MacDonald


Due to flooding in Carnation valley, portions of Tolt-MacDonald Park are currently closed. At the moment there is no access to the boat launch and camping loop. Unless of course you have a hovercraft.

PSA: Public Squirrel Announcement


Today. Today is National Squirrel Day. A day to appreciate all that squirrels do for us. A day of celebration. It is also a day to reflect on what lays ahead for squirrels. Apparently for an increasing amount, OBESITY! Yes. It is true, or at least the internet says so. More and more squirrels are…

Password: Margaret’s Way


In case you missed the announcement of our bouncing baby mountain, welcome to Cougar-Squak. What?!? Can this be real? Baby mountain?!? Yes. You know how we know it’s real? Third party validation. In the form of the one and only Seattle Times. Tan Vinh gave one of Cougar-Squak’s trails a nice write up. Mentioned that…