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

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

Volunteer Spotlight – Huntington Park

Residents from Huntington Park West volunteer at the KCD Native Plant Nursery every fall and earn native plants to restore their native greenbelt. Since 2013, the Huntington Park volunteers have donated over 85 hours to help maintain the stock of native plants for restoration projects at the KCD Nursery. Following recommendations made by KCD staff, … Continued

Lake Alice Chipper Day

On a beautiful Saturday morning, Lake Alice community members were geared up and ready to go. The community had organized a chipper day to reduce fuels on their properties. Stacks of fire-prone understory brush and downed tree limbs located near homes had been cleared out and piled up on the roadside; Devoted Tree Solutions provided … Continued

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