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

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

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

City of Sammamish: Zackuse Creek Fish Passage and Stream Restoration Project

$280,000 Complete! City of Sammamish constructed a new fish-passable culvert under East Lake Sammamish Parkway located approximately 900 feet south of Louis Thompson Hill Road and restored approximately 400 linear feet of Zackuse Creek upstream of the culvert. Spawning areas for native kokanee salmon have reduced to a handful of tributaries to Lake Sammamish when … Continued

Des Moines Area Food Bank: On-the-Grow Learning Garden Truck, 2018-19

2018-2019 $31,000 With contributions from the cities of Des Moines, SeaTac and Normandy Park, On-the-Grow Learning Garden Truck engages, educates and equips our urban communities to eat and grow healthy food by promoting an urban agriculture model which uses sustainable methods to support food growers. This program addresses the inequity of food insecurity and lack … Continued

White River Valley Museum: Environmental Education at Mary Olson Farm, 2018-19

City of Auburn – 2018-2019 – $17,815 Mary Olson Farm is a 67-acre City of Auburn park operated by White River Valley Museum as an environmental learning center. This grant project includes: Completion of an interpretive pollinator garden Continuation of invasive species removal Purchase of supplies for environmental education programs Providing scholarships for lower income … Continued

Des Moines Farmers Market: Low Income Senior Healthy Eating Initiative

City of Des Moines 2017 $13,851 Complete! This was the third full market season that the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market offered tokens to low-income seniors to redeem for produce. They served 146 thankful seniors while achieving their goals of increasing access to healthy food, drawing consumers to the market, supporting local farmers, and building … Continued

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