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

Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator 425-282-1931 matt.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 acquired on the ground … 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

2019 WA State Envirothon

Students from across Washington state gathered last week at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation for the 2019 WA State Envirothon competition. Eight teams of 5 participated in this 2-day event after winning their regional competitions earlier in the year. Hosted through a partnership of King, Snohomish, and Pierce Conservation Districts, this competition is a program … Continued

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

2018-19 WCC Crews

Crew Lead: Haly Rylko   Crew Lead: Matthew Evinger Matthew removes weeds and makes water cleaner for salmon and plants trees where the weeds would have been. A joy for Matthew is to be able to be in the wild every day which most of us are not able to do, but Matthew encourages you … 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

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