Orca Day Success on Vashon Island

Last Saturday, conservation districts across Puget Sound held events to educate, motivate, and bring people together on projects to help our struggling orca population. We didn’t know what to expect on a wet and cool November day and were absolutely thrilled with the turnout! Over 35 volunteers, mostly from off-island, and most of whom had … Continued

KCD Regional Food System Program 2018 Grant Awards

KCD’s Board of Supervisors awarded $755,631 in 2018 KCD Regional Food System Grants to the following organizations. Applicant Organization Project Title Grant Request City of Seattle, Office of Sustainability and Environment Increasing Fresh Bucks Business Capacity and Customer Access in King County $25,000 PCC Farmland Trust Working Farmland Partnership Pilot Project $99,810 Living Well Kent … Continued

Mirrormont: A Model Fire Adapted Community

Photo Credit: Wayne Elson The Mirrormont Community, nestled in the trees of Tiger Mountain’s southwestern foothills, completed a community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) in 2015 with help from WA DNR and King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks. As part of implementing this community plan, KCD’s Rural Forest Health Management program provided planning and … Continued

KCD WCC Crews Help Restore Healthy Streams and Habitat

KCD’s restoration Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews hit the ground running last month. These hearty crewmembers will play a crucial role in restoring and protecting healthy streamside habitat over their year of service. Their hard work clearing noxious weeds and planting resilient natives helps improve habitat and the health of our watersheds. If you’re interested … Continued

Seattle Community Partnership Grants 2018

King Conservation District’s Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program funds projects that incorporate both natural resource improvement and environmental equity goals. The program advances the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Initiative and KCD’s natural resource priorities by funding projects that build community awareness about environmental issues, manage stormwater with green infrastructure, protect and restore water bodies, … Continued

Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day

The Southern Resident Killer Whales that call Puget Sound home are critically endangered. In the past few months alone, two of our local orcas died from a combination of malnutrition, polluted waters, and stress from local boat traffic. The local population is down to only 74 orcas. We must act now if we’re going to … Continued

KCD Office is Moving

King Conservation District is moving! Beginning September 1, our new address will be: 800 SW 39th St, Suite 150 Renton, WA  98057 PLEASE NOTE:  KCD’s office will be closed and all staff on leave beginning at noon, Wednesday, August 29, reopening at noon, Wednesday, September 5th.

KCD Cover Crop Seed Giveaway

Fall seeding of cover crop is a great way to ensure that the hard work of developing healthy soil continues during the winter months. KCD is offering FREE cover crop seed (crimson clover and yellow field peas) to King County backyard gardeners who have submitted samples for soil nutrient testing. Cover crops help minimize soil … Continued

KCD at 2018 Northwest Flower & Garden Festival

See you at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival KCD Staff will be at the 2018 Northwest Flower and Garden Festival, February 7 to 11. We’ll be sharing information and DIY projects that encourage native pollinators in your landscape design. Stop by our booth for information on all of KCD’s programs and services, drop off soil … Continued

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