KCD Welcomes New Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator

As Western Washington braces for a tough year of wildfires, King Conservation District is pleased to announce the expansion of our capacity around Wildfire Resilience and Preparedness planning. Matt Axe joins King Conservation District as the new full time Wildfire and Forest Resiliency Coordinator. Matt served 10 years in the U.S. Army before returning to … Continued

2018-19 WCC Crews

Crew Lead: Haly Rylko   Crew Lead: Matthew Evinger Matthew removes weeds and makes water cleaner for salmon and plants trees where the weeds would have been. A joy for Matthew is to be able to be in the wild every day which most of us are not able to do, but Matthew encourages you … Continued

KCD WCC Crews Help Restore Healthy Streams and Habitat

KCD’s restoration Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews hit the ground running last month. These hearty crewmembers will play a crucial role in restoring and protecting healthy streamside habitat over their year of service. Their hard work clearing noxious weeds and planting resilient natives helps improve habitat and the health of our watersheds. If you’re interested … Continued

Director Bea Covington is the Northwest Area District Manager of the Year

The Executive Director of King Conservation District, Bea Covington, has been awarded the Northwest Area District Manager of the Year award by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Ms. Covington distinguished herself through her leadership and willingness to commit King Conservation District resources to further the work of the Puget Sound Conservation District Caucus. Bea orchestrated … Continued

Meet KCD’s Community Agriculture Coordinator Melissa Tatro

KCD is pleased to announce that Melissa Tatro is stepping into a new role as Community Agriculture Coordinator. Melissa joined KCD in 2014 as Outreach Coordinator to expand engagement activities. She helped build many partnerships and now brings that same commitment and energy to develop urban community gardens of all shapes and sizes. One of Melissa’s … 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

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