In mid-March of 2018, KCD’s Jarret Griesemer coordinated the installation of a wildfire risk reduction project with the Trilogy at Redmond Ridge community. Members of Trilogy’s Forest Stewardship Committee, alongside Olson Outdoor Improvements crew, helped remove dead brush from a stretch of forest close behind a row of homes along the edge of the community. This is the first of several projects planned with communities in King County that will lower the amount wildfire fuels within forests surrounding homes. These projects help to increase the likelihood that homes will survive a wildfire, should one occur.
Liz works as a Project Coordinator on the Engagement Team and is a strong advocate for KCD programs and services. In 2014, she joined KCD as an Educational Outreach Assistant on the Boise Creek Community Project to educate landowners in the Boise Creek Watershed area of southeast King County. She wears many hats at KCD and enjoys helping each team showcase their best and brightest projects and accomplishments. Outside of work, Liz, her husband and son own a 10-acre farm in Enumclaw and have horses, goats, sheep and poultry, and grow hay. Currently, she also spends a great deal of her time volunteering as the market manager for Enumclaw Plateau Farmers’ Market.