Protect Our Waterways, Bring Your Own Bags, Plant Trees on Green Redmond Day, and more

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City News

Your weekly update from the City of Redmond.

Adopt A Drain

Adopt a Redmond Storm Drain

The City is excited to launch Adopt-a-Drain, a new program which invites community members to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of debris. Free flowing drains reduce flooding and keep pollution from entering Redmond’s rivers, lakes, and streams. Adopt a drain yourself, as a family, or with neighbors and friends! 

Reusable Bags

Plastic Bag Ban Begins

A statewide ban on single-use plastic bags went into effect on October 1. Every year Washingtonians use two billion single-use plastic bags that become a major pollution source in Washington’s waterways, roadways, and environment, and create big problems in the recycling system. The ban also seeks to encourage the use of reusable bags whenever possible.  

Learn more details about the ban

Plant Trees on Green Redmond Day

Plant Trees on Green Redmond Day 

Volunteer with Green Redmond on Saturday, October 30, to celebrate Green Redmond Day, the biggest planting celebration of the year. Planting events will take place at Smith Woods and Farrel-McWhirter Park. Register today and leave your legacy by planting a tree. 

Paper Shredding Event

Need to Shred?  

The City of Redmond is holding a shredding event on October 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Bella Bottega parking lot located at 8867 161st Ave NE. Please bring personal documents only (no junk mail, catalogs, etc.). This event is for households and not intended for businesses.  

Learn more about what and how much to bring

Redmond Pool Access


Access to Redmond Pool

The Redmond Pool is undergoing exterior ADA improvements October 11 – 26 (dependent on weather). The pool and parking lots will remain open for the duration of the project, however access to the front door will be limited and patrons may need to use the side patio door to enter the building.

Learn more about the pool


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