Confronting climate change aboard a floating classroom

The King County Water Taxi functioned as a floating classroom recently for a firsthand lesson on how King County is confronting climate change.

Captain with studentsOn an unusually hot day on the waterfront, in the midday hours when our vessels are docked, the Marine Division hosted 13 high-schoolers from the Woodland Park Zoo’s Seattle Youth Climate Action Network (Seattle Youth CAN). They boarded the Sally Fox for our new “Floating Classroom” program, designed to engage students of all ages in environmental and climate change education, and introduce them to internship and job opportunities in both King County and our region’s maritime industry. Continue reading Confronting climate change aboard a floating classroom

Record number of bidders for Fleet Administration spring auction

King County Fleet Administration held its version of a spring garage sale last month, but customers weren’t shopping for gently-worn sweaters or  antique dishware. Instead, bids were taken on scores of tractors, autos, vans, pickups, trucks and heavy machinery.

cars and heavy equipment

Fleet Administration holds two auto and heavy equipment auctions each year, one in spring and one in fall. Both are on Saturdays, and both are open to the general public as well as to nonprofits and government agencies and employees. Here’s an inside glimpse at what you might see there:

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