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 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

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

KCD Welcomes Changes to Board Elections

King Conservation District is excited by increased interest in special purpose districts and applauds the recent recommendations from the King County Council’s Government Accountability and Oversight Committee. We believe that the more participation and input we have in our work, the better we are able to serve our community. KCD holds an election for one … Continued

Guest Post: Frog Egg Masses, Tadpoles and Potting Natives at KCD’s Wetland Plant Nursery

Guest Post By: Heidi Rose Watters A few wiggly tadpoles around the abundant egg masses delighted at our work party with the King Conservation District. The flooded beds at their Wetland Plant Nursery Cooperative are always popular for investigation in between bursts of potting, mixing soil, watering and snacking. Bags and bags of adorable bare … Continued

2019 NW Regional Envirothon

On Wednesday, March 27th, 35 students from King and Snohomish counties competed in the annual Northwest Regional Envirothon. Hosted through a partnership of King, Snohomish, Skagit and Whatcom Conservation Districts, this competition is part of the Washington State Envirothon, a program that engages high school aged youth in natural resource sciences. Teams of five compete … Continued

Northwest Flower and Garden Show — Better Ground Garden

For the past several years, King Conservation District has provided educational information for attendees of the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. This year, with the help of Snohomish Conservation District and the Better Ground coalition of Puget Sound conservation districts we took on the work to design, build and showcase a 1,000 square foot ‘Better … Continued

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