Ask Kristen what she did over the weekend and you’ll almost always hear a story of adventure deep in the backcountry via mountain biking, trail running or ski touring. It’s what fuels her passion for protecting these outdoor spaces and what inspires her work in natural resource conservation.
Kristen McCune joined King Conservation District in 2014 as an AmeriCorps member through the Washington Conservation Corps after moving from Lake Tahoe where she taught visitors about the area’s natural history and unique ecological characteristics. Prior to this Kristen received her Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo in Environmental & Natural Resource Management.
At KCD her work has focused on education of youth and adults in a variety of natural resource topics, from marine shoreline processes to managing livestock manure. She now spends the majority of her time working with the Shorelines team to deliver education programming to homeowners living on streams, lakes and wetlands.
Kristen will be sharing information about stream restoration and native plants at a few upcoming webinars and workshops. Join her and other KCD staff to learn how you can manage your stream to remove invasive weeds, encourage native trees and shrubs, and improve your property’s aesthetic for yourself and wildlife.
Online Webinar: Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property: Monday, August 12th | 6:00-7:00pm
Online Webinar: Beautify & Care for Your Streamside Property: Friday, September 13th | 3:00-4:00pm
Our Land Our Water: Stream Stewardship Workshop + Tour: Saturday, September 28th | Renton | 9am-1pm
Program Manager, Engagement
Mark joined KCD in the spring of 2018 as Outreach Coordinator. A transplant from Montana, Mark brings with him a decade of experience in conservation and land-use issues. After graduating from the University of Montana, Mark spent several years teaching natural history in and around Glacier National Park. He also completed two terms of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer with the Montana Conservation Corps. Most recently, Mark channeled his passion for the outdoors working to engage communities on wildlife and conservation issues while working for the Montana Wildlife Federation. When not developing KCD’s outreach program, Mark can be found hiking in the mountains with his wife Tia and their dog River.