Boeing Staff Support KCD Native Plant Nursery

Thank you to the finance team from Boeing for volunteering at the KCD Native Plant Nursery. Boeing staff walked over from their Renton offices to the Nursery to help weed over 1000 potted plants on a sunny June afternoon. Trees and shrubs from the Nursery will be used on habitat restoration projects across King County … Continued

KCD’s Kristen McCune Awarded State Employee of the Year

At a statewide conservation districts annual conference in Leavenworth, WA, Kristen McCune was presented with the 2019 Employee of the Year award by the Washington Association of District Employees (WADE). Each year, one employee from the pool of nominated Washington conservation district staff is selected to receive this honor for their impact to conservation work … Continued

KCD Welcomes New Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator

As Western Washington braces for a tough year of wildfires, King Conservation District is pleased to announce the expansion of our capacity around Wildfire Resilience and Preparedness planning. Matt Axe joins King Conservation District as the new full time Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator. Matt served 10 years in the U.S. Army before returning to … Continued

Seattle Environmental Equity Projects Now Being Accepted!

The King Conservation District (KCD) – Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program is requesting applications from organizations and community groups committed to improving Seattle’s natural resources. Organizations and groups are encouraged to apply for projects that benefit communities that have been disproportionately impacted by environmental injustice and systemic racism and that enhance natural resources through direct … Continued

Matt Axe

Program Coordinator Wildfire and Forest Resiliency O: 425-282-1931 C: 425-773-5060 matthew.axe@kingcd.org Matt Axe joins King Conservation District as the new Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator. Matt served 10 years in the U.S. Army before returning to school at Green River College where he began pursuing a career in forest management. At Green River College Matt … Continued

Where the Water Begins Presenter Spotlight: Elliott Menasche

Weaving humor, tough love, and native plant expertise, Elliott Menasche, a forester and natural resource planner, will be presenting about utilizing native plants for slope stabilization and shoreline protection in King Conservation District’s upcoming Where the Water Begins workshops. Where the Water Begins is a workshop designed to provide marine beach and bluff homeowners with … Continued

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