Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) crews are an essential part of KCD’s work enhancing riparian shorelines across King County – they’re also a lot of fun! There’s still time to join, If you’re interested, or know someone who might be you have until October 10 to apply for an October start date!
This WCC crew is sponsored by the Department of Ecology and serves its service term with King Conservation District. This restoration crew is still accepting applications – it’s not too late to join us in October! ecology.wa.gov/wcc.
The KCD restoration crew focuses on restoring rural shorelines, urban shorelines, and urban forests throughout the service term. Winter tasks include preparing and planting at new restoration sites, and summer tasks include maintaining new and old sites through invasive plant control, erosion control, and herbivory protection. And members get to experience a variety of other project types during the year, in addition to assisting at the KCD plant nursery.
Know someone ages 18-25, or folks with military service, ready to launch their career and serve their community? Send them our way! Please reach out to Justin LeMay (360) 280-1086 jusl461@ECY.WA.GOV or head to https://apps.ecology.wa.gov/wcc/ to apply.
*Photos submitted by KCD Crew Supervisor Justin LeMay.
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.