Renton is a beautiful City located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier. The Cedar River runs through the heart of downtown and offers an abundance of natural beauty and a run of federally endangered chinook salmon. The spectacular beauty of the Puget Sound region is a significant reason that Renton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Preserving the integrity of the environment is important, so that residents will continue to enjoy the regions' natural beauty.
The City of Renton has a recycling program and offers many tips on ways to reduce waste. Renton is fortunate to have a plentiful supply of high quality water, most of which is supplied by the Cedar Valley Aquifer. However, water is a finite resource, making water conservation important. To improve air quality in the region all cities along the I-5 corridor, including Renton, do not allow outdoor burning.