2019 WA State Envirothon

Students from across Washington state gathered last week at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation for the 2019 WA State Envirothon competition. Eight teams of 5 participated in this 2-day event after winning their regional competitions earlier in the year. Hosted through a partnership of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Conservation Districts, this competition is a program … Continued

KCD Native Plant Sale DIY Success Stories – Jeanne Hannah

Blog Post by Anne-Gi Chan For almost four decades, Jeanne Hannah has been working tirelessly to create and maintain a streamside wildlife sanctuary at her home on Cottage Lake Creek in Woodinville. Jeanne’s garden, which has won prizes and praise on garden tours in past years, is an example of how Pacific Northwest native plants … Continued

2018-19 WCC Crews

Crew Lead: Haly Rylko   Crew Lead: Matthew Evinger Matthew removes weeds and makes water cleaner for salmon and plants trees where the weeds would have been. A joy for Matthew is to be able to be in the wild every day which most of us are not able to do, but Matthew encourages you … Continued

King County small and mid-sized farms could benefit with direct marketing support, according to report

King County farmers who sell direct to consumers, restaurants, and institutions could benefit by receiving support for direct marketing resources, according to a new report published last week by the University of Washington Center for Public Health Nutrition (CPHN). The study was sponsored by King Conservation District (KCD), a natural resources assistance agency authorized by … Continued

KCD Grants Support Local Farmers Markets

KCD’s Member Jurisdiction Grant Program provides grants to 35 cities in King County to support community-driven conservation and access to healthy, local food. Many cities have utilized the funds to attract more shoppers to their farmers markets. The City of Auburn has developed their International Farmers Market, which also serves residents of smaller cities adjacent … Continued

Beautify and Care for Your Streamside Property

KCD supports homeowners interested in stewarding their stream, lake or wetland property. The following slides and resources are available for anyone interested in learning more about managing invasive weeds, selecting native plants, and restoring their property for water quality and wildlife habitat. Beautify and Care for Your Streamside Property Webinar slides (Acrobat PDF) For more … Continued

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