Expedia Day of Caring at City Soil Farm

KCD and King County Wastewater Treatment Division hosted 27 volunteers from Expedia for a work party at City Soil Farm in Renton on Friday, September 6, 2019. Volunteers learned about this unique mixed fruit and vegetable production farm that utilizes reclaimed water and Loop® Biosolids from the wastewater treatment facilities. The garden includes UW experimental … Continued

Renton Day of Service at the KCD Nursery

An eager and motivated 16 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints volunteered their time to care for and maintain the KCD Native Plant Nursery on Saturday, September 7th for the annual City of Renton Day of Caring. The team helped by securing wayward trees with twine and sweeping the walkways … Continued

Orca Recovery Day 2019

Our orcas are endangered but it’s not too late! There is plenty we can do to save them. Orca Recovery Day is your opportunity to join with your local conservation district and other partner organizations and work to recover our critically endangered orca whales. To see all events happening across the region for Orca Recovery … Continued

Assessing Wildlife Damage in Your Forest

Deer, and to a lesser degree elk, are commonly seen in King County, especially in areas with tree cover and suitable forage, or food sources. Unfortunately, landscaping, gardens, young tree and shrub seedlings are common targets for deer and elk and their presence can impact landscaping and restoration efforts by damaging or killing desirable vegetation. … Continued

Asian Counseling and Referral Service – Seattle Community Farm

KCD is supporting ACRS with a $75,000 King Conservation District-Seattle Community Partnership grant to revitalize Seattle Community Farm. In 2018, ACRS assumed management of the farm which was previously managed by Lettuce Link since 2009. ACRS committed to continue working with farm partners to maintain production of fresh vegetables to be distributed to local food … Continued

Fencing Considerations for Horses

Alayne Blickle, creator and director of Horses For Clean Water, highlights some of the options available for installing fencing for horses, from perimeter fencing for security to temporary fencing for rotational grazing, and all of the options in between. If you are interested in finding out if cost-share assistance for fencing projects is available to … Continued

It’s Wildfire Season

Some people think wildfire is only a concern for Central and Eastern Washington and not the wetter western half of the state. Wildfires however have historically burned on the west side and do happen regularly during our dry summers and early falls when conditions are right. Climate change models and climate researchers are also predicting … Continued

Growing Grain in King County

On August 8, Carnation Farms started harvesting their Talisman Barley with guidance from WSU Bread Lab. The grain harvest is part of the larger Carnation Farms Grain Trust project funded through a KCD Regional Food Systems grant. The project will ultimately put 20 acres of underutilized farmland into grain production as well as provide educational … Continued

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