King County wants feedback on plans for Renton’s Cemetery Pond

The county will host an online open house from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

King County will host an online open house Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to share information and gather feedback from the community about a wetland restoration project at Cemetery Pond in Renton.

King County is in the early stage of restoring a critical wetland in Renton known as Cemetery Pond and is interested in community input.

Cemetery Pond is at the headwaters of May Creek, near Southeast 128th Avenue and 165th Avenue Southeast in Renton. According to county officials, endangered chinook salmon begin their lives and return to spawn in May Creek, and Cemetery Pond protects water quality by filtering and trapping the sediments and pollutants in stormwater.

At the online meeting, project team members were expected to share progress on restoration work and ask for community feedback on future amenities at Cemetery Pond, such as walking paths, benches and wildlife viewing platforms.

The community has been working closely with King County and the Community Alliance to Reach out and Engage on removing invasive weeds at the wetland. To receive announcements about community work parties and project updates, join the email list at pond.

For details on how to join the meeting, view the latest project design, or to submit comments, visit