KUOW Spotlight – Mt. Adams Institute for Veterans

KCD partners with the Mt. Adams Institute to sponsor veterans through their VetWorks Environmental Program. This program offers military veterans an eleven-month career development internship in the natural resources management, public lands, and environment sector. KCD placements have gained working knowledge in farm-services, forestry, and riparian restoration among other things. This valuable training offers Mt. … Continued

Delridge Wetlands Restoration and Stewardship Project

The Delridge Wetlands Restoration & Stewardship Project is a recipient of a 2018 KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grant, which 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 … Continued

KUOW Spotlight – 2019 Native Bareroot Plant Sale

Every year, over 60,000 plants are sold at the King Conservation District (KCD) annual Native Bareroot Plant Sale. On your own, buying gorgeous plants at a discount might not seem revolutionary, but over the years your individual purchases add up to a collective action of hundreds-of-thousands of native plantings. Together, these native plants benefit our … Continued

KUOW Spotlight – Regional Food System Grant Program

King Conservation District’s Regional Food System Program links producers with consumers and serves as a catalyst for making local food production environmentally and economically sustainable. The program funds projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for King County … Continued

Mirrormont: A Model Fire-Adapted Community

Photo Credit: Wayne Elson The Mirrormont Community, nestled in the trees of Tiger Mountain’s southwestern foothills, completed a community wildfire protection plan (CWPP) in 2015 with help from Washington State Department of Natural Resources (WA DNR) and King County’s Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP). As part of implementing this community plan, KCD’s Rural … Continued

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