Streamside Tour of Renton/May Creek Area Restoration Project

Just upstream of Lake Washington, a community situated along May Creek is interested in managing invasive weeds and protecting fish and wildlife habitat. In 2018, Barbee Mill Homeowners Association’s Maria Moss attended KCD’s Beautify and Care for your Streamside Property workshop to learn how to properly manage the stream. Moss brought back information on how … Continued

Kirkland Twilight Tour shows off KCD/Lake Washington Christian Church shoreline restoration partnership

As if on cue, a bald eagle soared overhead during a recent Twilight Tour at Lake Washington Christian Church, where community members, Earth Corps and King Conservation District (KCD) have worked over the past 10 years to transform a blackberry infestation into a wildlife sanctuary. Presented by KCD Resource Planner Ashley Allan, and church members … Continued

Beautify and Care for Your Streamside Property

KCD supports homeowners interested in stewarding their stream, lake or wetland property. The following slides and resources are available for anyone interested in learning more about managing invasive weeds, selecting native plants, and restoring their property for water quality and wildlife habitat. Beautify and Care for Your Streamside Property Webinar slides (Acrobat PDF) For more … Continued

Work Continues on the Heiser Farm

Bryan and Susan Heiser, owners of Trinity Ranch in Enumclaw, specialize in boarding, retirement, recovery and rehabilitation for horses. The Heisers have worked with KCD to help conserve natural resources on their property since Jay Mirro worked with them to develop a Farm Conservation Plan in 2012. The Heisers have utilized conservation practices including manure … Continued

Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day

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

Meet Shoreline & Riparian Habitat Program Assistant Ashley Allan

In December 2017, KCD welcomed Washington native Ashley Allan as the Shoreline and Riparian Habitat Program Assistant. She grew up in Kent and attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, where she earned a BS in Environmental Science with an emphasis in marine ecology. She has a background in stream restoration and environmental education through her previous work … Continued

Freshwater Mussels!

Did you know that there are freshwater mussels in King County streams and rivers? You can find an identification card about Freshwater Mussels in KCD’s Stream Stewards binders. For more information about freshwater mussels, visit the following external links: King County Environment: Animals, Plants and Habitat, Freshwater Mussels in King County, Washington Freshwater Mussels Pacific … Continued

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