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

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

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

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

City of Sammamish: Stormwater Outreach 2018-19

$25,303 Triangle Associates on behalf of City of Sammamish will adapt and provide classroom stormwater workshops and an interactive community event booth based on lessons learned from 2017 stormwater outreach. Outreach will align with regional messaging about watersheds, individual impacts on aquatic life and indicators of water quality. These education programs will promote positive behavior … Continued

City of Bellevue: Native Discovery Garden Enhancement Project

$25,000 Complete! Improve and diversify the Native Discovery Garden at the Bellevue Botanic Garden with the addition of native plant varieties and cultivars, to demonstrate how gardening with native plants, adapted to the climate and conditions of the Pacific Northwest, can be ecologically sound, beautiful, and easy to do. The Native Discovery Garden will reflect … Continued

City of Bellevue: Replacement of Waterwise Garden Interpretive Signs

$15,000 Three interpretive signs in the Waterwise Garden at the Bellevue Botanical Garden are in need of replacement. The garden demonstrates natural yard care and gardening practices that prevent pollution and build healthy soil. Visitors to the garden learn how to plant the right plants for site conditions, practice smart watering skills and think twice … Continued

University of Washington: Seahurst Park Benthic Invertebrate Monitoring

City of Burien – 2019 – $36,166 In partnership with the City of Burien, the UW School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences will conduct monitoring of invertebrates in beach sediments which will provide important information about the effectiveness of removing shoreline armoring and beach restoration at Seahurst Park. Quantifying the effectiveness of shoreline armoring removal … Continued

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