On November 10, conservation districts across Puget Sound held concurrent events to educate, motivate and bring people together on projects to help our struggling orca population. KCD hosted a volunteer planting event on Vashon Island. We didn’t know what to expect on a wet and cool November day and were absolutely thrilled with the turnout! … Continued
We are very pleased to announce the KCD Board of Directors approved the proposed 6 priorities for the 2018 Urban Forestry program – 5 working directly with 5 member jurisdictions (3 new) and 1 education initiative. With these partnerships, we have provided assistance to 30 of our 34 member jurisdictions! We are prepared to bring … Continued
King Conservation District’s Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program funds projects that incorporate both natural resource improvement and environmental equity goals. The program advances the City of Seattle’s Equity and Environment Initiative and KCD’s natural resource priorities by funding projects that build community awareness about environmental issues, manage stormwater with green infrastructure, protect and restore water bodies, … Continued
The Southern Resident Killer Whales that call Puget Sound home are critically endangered. In the past few months alone, two of our local orcas died from a combination of malnutrition, polluted waters, and stress from local boat traffic. The local population is down to only 74 orcas. We must act now if we’re going to … Continued
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers! In 2017, 863 volunteers donated a total of 2,395 hours of service to KCD projects including our Native Plant Nursery, Longfellow Creek Forest Restoration, Conservation Projects, Stream Stewards, and outreach events. Learn how you can get involved by visiting Volunteer Opportunities.
KCD’s new Community Agriculture Program recently launched an interactive online map. It is designed to encourage people to learn, explore, and get involved with local food access projects near them. The map was was developed with funding from the National Association of Conservation Districts. Learn about soil health, food security, conservation of natural resources and how to volunteer/connect … Continued
Our annual Native Plant Sale features 70 species of native trees and shrubs, with a focus on affordable bareroot and plug material. We have already sold out of several species! Ordering early ensures best selection. Visit the Native Plant Sale page on our website for details and online ordering. The Plant Pick-up day is Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 … Continued