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

KCD Community Agriculture Conservation Resource Guide

Schools, individuals, non-profits, and places of worship, can all expand access to healthy food and teach important natural resource stewardship in the urban landscape. Along with providing a much-needed source of healthy, locally-grown food, urban gardens provide a wide range of benefits including soil, air, and water quality improvement; stormwater management; increased aesthetics; education and … Continued

Mercer Island Students Help Enhance Pine Creek

Students from the City of Mercer Island VOICE Program volunteered their time to support a KCD Urban Shoreline project in Sammamish. The students carefully laid out cardboard and mulch around young native plants along Pine Lake Creek to suppress the tall grasses and help retain moisture. They learned about the many functions of native plant … 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 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

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