In 2023, King Conservation District received seven project proposals. After much deliberation using our prioritization tool, the Urban Forestry Working Group decided to support five urban forestry projects worth $161,000 in technical assistance and management support. In addition, five projects from previous years will continue to be supported in 2024.
The Urban Forest Working Group approved a third year of funding to support the Special Project Coordinator position serving the cities of Burien and Tukwila. This position trains volunteers in the Green Burien program and organizes the Tukwila Tree Giveaway among other tasks and responsibilities.
Shoreline – CommuniTrees support
In the second year of the City of Shoreline’s successful backyard tree programming, KCD will provide technical assistance in the form of workshops and in-person consultation for people interested in planting trees in their yards.
Seattle – Wolf Creek Ravine Forest Management Plan
Together with Seattle Parks, Department of Neighborhood services, and neighbors of the park, Haven Ecology is writing a forest management plan for the Wolf Creek Ravine Area in the Queen Anne neighborhood. This will be followed up with a geotechnical report to determine the feasibility of the plan recommendations with the eventual goal of implementing an invasive removal, slope stabilization, and planting project.