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
Board of Supervisors Pass Resolution for 2016 Election
The King Conservation District Board of Supervisors passed a Resolution on November 9, 2015 to establish the requirements for the 2016 election for the open seat #1 on the King Conservation District (KCD) Board. The method of election balloting will be exclusively by remote electronic voting online. The voting period for the 2016 election will be from Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 12:01am through Tuesday, March 8, 2016, until 11:59 pm. For voters without access to the internet a voting station will be available at the KCD Office, 1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130 in Renton, Washington, through the voting period. This computer station will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm (PST) Monday through Friday from February 23, through March 7th and the last day of the election period Tuesday, March 8th,2016 from 8:30 am to 7:00pm (PST),. The elected candidate filing deadline for the 2016 KCD election is January 19, 2016, 5:00 pm (PST): Because this is exclusively a remote electronic election, no absentee ballots will be issued. For more information about filing as a candidate, click here.
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:
AmeriCorps Urban and Rural Forestry Program Coordinator
View job description here.