Guest Post: Frog Egg Masses, Tadpoles and Potting Natives at KCD’s Wetland Plant Nursery

Guest Post By: Heidi Rose Watters A few wiggly tadpoles around the abundant egg masses delighted at our work party with the King Conservation District. The flooded beds at their Wetland Plant Nursery Cooperative are always popular for investigation in between bursts of potting, mixing soil, watering and snacking. Bags and bags of adorable bare … Continued

2019 Regional Food System Grant Proposals

King Conservation District is accepting Pre-Proposals to fund programs that advance our local food economy. Deadline for Pre-Proposals is April 23, 2019. The purpose of the Regional Food System Grant Program is to bridge the gap between producers and consumers, and to serve as a catalyst in making local food production both environmentally and economically … Continued

2019 KCD Native Plant Sale Sets New Record

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2019 KCD Native Plant Sale. This year, we sold almost 70,000 native plants to improve habitat and beautify yards, farms, and gardens across King County. Nearly 1000 of your friends and neighbors came out to take charge of their landscapes and make them more resilient, require less … Continued

Financial Help for Forest Landowners

KCD is here to help you steward your wooded property through cost-sharing qualified projects that enhance the value and health of your forested property. This 1-hour webinar will clarify how our cost-sharing program works, who qualifies, and how to apply. You’ll come away from it knowing if our cost-share program is a good fit for … Continued

Work Continues on the Heiser Farm

Bryan and Susan Heiser, owners of Trinity Ranch in Enumclaw, specialize in boarding, retirement, recovery and rehabilitation for horses. The Heisers have worked with KCD to help conserve natural resources on their property since Jay Mirro worked with them to develop a Farm Conservation Plan in 2012. The Heisers have utilized conservation practices including manure … Continued

2019 NW Regional Envirothon

On Wednesday, March 27th, 35 students from King and Snohomish counties competed in the annual Northwest Regional Envirothon. Hosted through a partnership of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Conservation Districts, this competition is part of the Washington State Envirothon, a program that engages high school aged youth in natural resource sciences. Teams of five compete … Continued

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