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KING CONSERVATION DISTRICT INVITES LETTERS OF INTENT FOR $650,000 OF REGIONAL FOOD SYSTEM GRANTS

The King Conservation District has launched a Regional Food System Grant Program based on King County’s Local Food Initiative, the Puget Sound Regional Council and other food policy action plans. In developing this program, KCD staff engaged with a wide range of local food system advisors and practioners. Drawing on this community input, KCD is implementing a grant program that will contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage more new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for local farm products. Click here for grant documents.

The results are in! King Conservation District is pleased to announce that Jim Haack is KCD’s newest elected Board Supervisor

His election for a three-year term on the Board will be certified in May by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Jim is the President of Momentum Design-Build and owns a small cattle ranch in King County. He has served on the KCD Advisory Committee since March, 2014 and has contributed significantly to our organization’s direction and goals. See Jim’s candidate statement to learn more about his background and interests. We look forward to his guidance as Supervisor!

Marine Shoreline & Bluff Landowner Workshops

Join us June 6th on Vashon Island or June 20th in Seattle to learn about natural and effective ways of managing your marine property. For more information and registration please click here.

Employment Opportunity

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Resource Planner. View job description.

Metro King County Council Approves KCD Program of Work & Budget

On Monday, November 17th, the Metropolitan King County Council voted 8-0 to authorize the King Conservation District’s 2015 program of work and budget. The Council’s action crowned more than 18 months of roundtable discussions among the full-range of the District’s constituents. Read more here.

King Conservation District’s Proposed 2015 Work Plan Available

Following 18 months of intensive community involvement, on July 31st the King Conservation District submitted its 2015 Program of Work to King County. The Metropolitan King County Council will vote on the proposal later this fall. The submittal documents, including letters of support and focus area fact sheets, are available
click here.

Rates & Charges Information

The King County Council passed an ordinance authorizing the King Conservation District to institute a new system of rates & charges. For details click here.

KCD Report of Accomplishments

Read about the 2013 - 2014 accomplishments of the King Conservation District.

View the entire Washington State Conservation Commission’s Annual Report here

Now available! The KCD/King County Conservation Panel & Task force Common Set of Recommendations Final Report

For a full report on the task force click here.

Event Summary: Climate Change and Horse Keeping Conference

On April 25, 2014, the King Conservation District hosted a ground breaking conference on Climate Change and Horse Keeping. The conference was videotaped and is available for viewing. Learn more

Rose Foundation Awards Grant for Bothell Stream Restoration Project

The King Conservation District has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the Rose Foundation to help enhance an urban stream running through the North Creek Business Park and community sports fields.

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