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

Streamside Tour of Renton/May Creek Area Restoration Project

Just upstream of Lake Washington, a community situated along May Creek is interested in managing invasive weeds and protecting fish and wildlife habitat. In 2018, Barbee Mill Homeowners Association’s Maria Moss attended KCD’s Beautify and Care for your Streamside Property workshop to learn how to properly manage the stream. Moss brought back information on how … Continued

Forest Education Opportunities

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Learn how to write your own Forest Stewardship Plan by taking a course that teaches landowners about forest health and management topics. The course includes: Eight evening class sessions taught by the state’s recognized experts A Saturday field trip A large notebook of reference materials and how-to guides A copy of … Continued

Yesler Swamp Project

In 2015, Seattle Parks Foundation received a KCD-Seattle Community Partnership grant award for $31,940 to restore six acres of wetlands along Lake Washington in 2016 by to plant native plants and to hire a wetland scientist-in-training to coordinate work, volunteers, and construction of a viewing platform for environmental education and community access. On August 1, … Continued

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market Celebrates Seniors

At a recent Board of Supervisors meeting, a $13,000 Member Jurisdiction Grant was awarded to Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Low Income Senior Healthy Eating Initiative. KCD has funded this program since 2014 with five grants totaling $75,600. Their unique Low Income Senior Healthy Eating Program helps King County low-income senior participants purchase fresh fruits, … Continued

KCD Recruiting AmeriCorps Members for 2019-20

KCD is recruiting AmeriCorps members through Washington Service Corps to serve as an Education Specialist and and Outreach/Community Ag Coordinator If you are interested in either of these positions, please read the position descriptions and send a resume, cover letter, and any questions directly to Nikki Wolf. New this year – living stipends have increased … Continued

Presenter Spotlight: Kristen McCune

Ask Kristen what she did over the weekend and you’ll almost always hear a story of adventure deep in the backcountry via mountain biking, trail running or ski touring. It’s what fuels her passion for protecting these outdoor spaces and what inspires her work in natural resource conservation. Kristen McCune joined King Conservation District in … Continued

Where the Water Begins Materials

The following are resources covered and mentioned in the Where The Water Begins workshops. Supplemental materials are also included. Some links are to external sites or downloads. Where the Water Begins – Biographies Where the Land Meets Water – KCD Vegetation Management – Elliott Menasche Living Near the Edge of Puget Sound Technical Reports Puget … Continued

Zachary Bergen

Program Coordinator Riparian Habitat Stewardship O: 425-282-1907 C: 425-529-3091 Zachary Bergen serves as KCD’s Riparian Habitat Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) Coordinator. CREP works with producers who own properties identified by the State as high-priority conservation areas and uses funds to address those concerns. In exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and … Continued

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