Notice: Regarding the scheduled King Conservation District 2016 Election
The King Conservation District Board of Supervisors herby inform the public that the incumbent has been re-elected to the currently open seat by the reason of being the only eligible person filing for the position by the filing deadline of January 19th, 2016. Therefore, pursuant to WAC 135-110-370, no poll site, absentee balloting or mail balloting will be performed, for further information, please contact Ava Souza at 425-282-1900.
King Conservation District Announces 1st Round of Regional Food System Grants
On November 9th the King Conservation District Board of Supervisors awarded nine KCD Regional Food System Grants totaling $663,878. Grant recipients included Nelli Farms, Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment, Northwest Agriculture Business Center, Highline College, SnoValley Tilth, King County Agriculture Program, Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, Washington State University, and HumanLinks Foundation/21 Acres. See the KCD Regional Food System Grant Program page for additional information.
Resource Conservation Highlighted at KCD Annual Meeting
On October 27th the King Conservation District celebrated the environmental contributions of individuals, organizations and public agencies at our Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet. In her keynote address Councilmember Kathy Lambert highlighted King County’s efforts to support local landowners, including the Agricultural Drainage Assistance Program. Larry Phillips, King County Council Chair, was honored with the KCD Leadership Award for his life-long dedication to resource conservation. Other award recipients included Cynthia Krass, KCD Conservation Leader Award; Randy Sandin, Best Partner; City of Kirkland, Local Government Award; Sara Tomt, Service Award; The Soin Family, Wildlife Stewards of the Year; Susan & Bryan Heiser, Conservation Landowners of the Year; Brenda Sullivan, Volunteer of the Year; and Microsoft, Volunteer Organization of the Year. See KCD’s Facebook page for photos and more details on this year's KCD Annual Meeting and the award recipients.
New Video Highlights Agricultural Drainage Program
At the KCD annual meeting King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert presented the premier screening of a new video about the about the Agricultural Drainage Program. Funded with support from the King County Flood Control District, the program enables participating farmers to return improve field drainage and return land to full production. Watch the video via the link below
KCD Introduces New Urban Forest Program
The King Conservation District’s new Urban Forest Health Management Program will invest up to $150,000 annually for the next five years to help communities steward street trees, urban backyards, and forested open spaces. For details click here.
We are currently seeking candidates for the following positions:
Farm Drainage Project Coordinator.
View job descriptions here.