King Conservation District publishes a monthly newsletter with information about resource conservation projects and events throughout our service area.

2024

July 2024 Newsletter - Streamside Tour – Green River Public Hearing Notice: Rates & Charges Hearing Volunteer: KCD Native Plant Nursery Lakeshore Residents, We … Continued
KCD Farm Planners’ Almanac – 2024 Summer Solstice - 2024 Summer Solstice Edition Welcome to the 2024 Summer Solstice Edition of the Farm Planners’ Almanac! Tour Highlights Cover Crop … Continued
June 2024 Newsletter - 2023 KCD Annual Report KCD 2024 Regional Food System Grant Program Now Accepting Applications Board of Supervisors Updates KCD Board … Continued
May 2024 Newsletter - Where the Water Begins Workshops KCD Wants to Hear from YOU! Rates and Charges Renewal Online Listening Sessions KCD Election … Continued
KCD April 2024 Newsletter Tile April 2024 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale Huge Success! Cultivating Cover Crops at Steel Wheel Farm KCD Election Zoning Rates and Charges Renewal Online … Continued
KCD Farm Planners' Almanac - 2024 Spring Equinox KCD Farm Planners’ Almanac – 2024 Spring Equinox - 2024 Spring Equinox Edition Welcome to the 2024 Spring Equinox Edition of the Farm Planners’ Almanac! Spring Is Here, Time … Continued
KCD March 2024 Newsletter March 2024 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale Pick-Up Days This Week! Board Election Results KCD Election Zoning Rates and Charges Renewal NW Envirothon High … Continued
KCD Newsletter - February 2024 February 2024 Newsletter - 2024 Board Election Native Plant Sale Store Is Closed – Pick-Up Days Are In March Get to Know Farm Conservation … Continued
KCD Newsletter - January 2024 January 2024 Newsletter - 2024 Board Election Candidates Announced Native Plant Sets Records Again Regional Food System Program Evaluation Report Education Offerings Volunteer at … Continued

 

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2022

  • December 2022 Newsletter - KCD Seeks Board of Supervisor Candidates KCD Native Plant Sale Early Sales Record Continues KCD Staff Field Day Returns Soil … Continued
  • November 2022 Newsletter - Orca Recovery Day 2022 Recap: Braving the Smoke at Langlois Creek KCD Native Plant Sale Store Opens November 15 Kenmore … Continued
  • October 2022 Newsletter - Volunteer: Orca Recovery Day 2022 Café Juanita owner/chef creates new fish refuge Shore Friendly Workshops and Beach Walks WaterWorks Grant … Continued
  • September 2022 Newsletter - Orca Recovery Day – October 15, 2022 KCD Advisory Committee Seeks Strong Voices Cover Crop Distributed to 40 Community Gardens … Continued
  • August 2022 Newsletter - KCD 2021 Annual Report Highlights Our Work and Impact KCD Presents Annual Report to King County Council Summer of KCD … Continued
  • July 2022 Newsletter - Summer of KCD Events Delridge Area Residents Collaborate to Restore Longfellow Creek Maple Valley Small Forest Highlights Many Benefits Vashon … Continued
  • June 2022 Newsletter - Summer of KCD Events Where The Water Begins Events Highlight Shore Friendly Living KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Program Awards $761,000 to … Continued
  • May 2022 Newsletter - Summer of KCD Events Earth Day Spring Break Shore Friendly King County The Importance of Urban Tree Canopy Soil Nutrient … Continued
  • April 2022 Newsletter - 2022 Native Plant Sale Puts 67,000 Plants Into Our Community Member Jurisdiction Grant Program Awards $638k in 2021 Northwest Regional … Continued
  • KCD Farm Planners’ Almanac – 2022 Spring Equinox - 2022 Spring Equinox Edition Welcome to the 2022 Spring Equinox Edition of the Farm Planners’ Almanac! Major Update to Soil … Continued
  • March 2022 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale Pick-Up Details Board of Supervisors Elections Update NW Envirothon Competition Slated for March 24 Managing Wildfire Risk … Continued
  • February 2022 Newsletter - Final Days to Cast Your Vote Native Plant Sale Almost Sold Out Plant Sale Pick-up Days Details 2022 KCD Seattle … Continued
  • January 2022 Newsletter - Four Candidates Running for Seat #2 Native Plant Sale Almost Sold Out Registration Now Open- NW Envirothon Competition Soil Nutrient … Continued

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2017

  • December 2017 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale Regional Food System Program Awards $524,595 in Grants Board of Supervisors Position Open Seattle Backyard Stewardship … Continued
  • November 2017 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale • Seattle Community Partnership Grants 2018 KCD Election Year of the Pollinator Vashon Island Firewise Community … Continued
  • October 2017 Newsletter - Alpental Firewise Community Emily Webster New KCD Farm Services Manager Emily Carlson Returns as Operations Project Coordinator Crispin Peters to … Continued
  • September 2017 Newsletter - Discovery Farms KCD Program of Work Agricultural Drainage Program WSU Cultivating Success Deadhorse Canyon Stewardship Project KCD Communications Position Open … Continued
  • August 2017 Newsletter - Issaquah Creek Restoration Marine Shorelines Workshops Refugee Community Garden Kent Hillside Garden K-12 Stormwater Curriculum King County Fair Fire Danger … Continued
  • July 2017 Newsletter - Snoqualmie Fish • Farm • Flood Agreement Hügelkultur Map Emmett Wild Employee of the Year Hillside Garden De-Paving King County … Continued
  • June 2017 Newsletter - Hügelmeisters Meet in Renton KCD Planning Team Provides Conservation Services Visit KCD Booth at Vashon Sheepdog Classic Agricultural Drainage Projects … Continued
  • May 2017 Newsletter - North Creek Forest Ribbon Cutting Planting Hillside Paradise Garden “On the Grow” Truck Farm Vashon Sheepdog Classic CitySoil Farm Join … Continued
  • April 2017 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale a Great Success 2017 Regional Food System Grant Program Announced Grant Orientation Workshop • Dates Set for … Continued
  • March 2017 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale and Community Fair Annual Meeting Honors Conservation Leaders Army Veteran Brett Anderson Joins KCD Forestry Team … Continued
  • February 2017 Newsletter - KCD Annual Meeting Native Plant Sale and Community Fair Dick Ryon Continues on KCD Board Landscaping with Native Plants Workshop … Continued
  • January 2017 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale Expanded Services for Rural Landowners KCD Annual Meeting Landscaping with Native Plants Envirothon Teams Forming Planting … Continued

2016

  • December 2016 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale McAleer Creek Restoration Projects Welcome Nancy Tosta – KCD Board Associate Landscaping with Native Plants Workshops … Continued
  • November 2016 Newsletter - Bea Covington new KCD Executive Director Burr Mosby Appointed to Board of Supervisors 2017 Native Plant Sale KCD Urban Forestry … Continued
  • October 2016 Newsletter - Agricultural Drainage Project Returns More Farmland to Production Elk Run Farm Grows to Feed the Hungry Hugelkultur Beds Build Soil … Continued
  • September 2016 Newsletter - KCD Presents 2017 Program of Work to King County Council Normandy Park Habitat Restoration Open House Urban Stream and Wetland … Continued
  • August 2016 Newsletter - Food System Metrics Project King County Fair Report Snoqualmie Valley Watershed Improvement District Mobile Soils App Grant Snoqualmie Watershed Forum … Continued
  • July 2016 Newsletter - Rural Forest Health Management Program WSU Extension Forestry King County Fair Marine Shorelines Workshop Composting Workshop Innovations in Horsekeeping Workshop … Continued
  • June 2016 Newsletter - Bellevue City Hall Green Roof Native Pollinator Workshops KCD Survey Alayne Blickle Pollinator Article Vashon Sheepdog Classic King County Agriculture … Continued
  • May 2016 Newsletter - Regional Food System Grant Pre-Proposals KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program Update Local Infrastructure Food Team Farm King County Rep. Noel … Continued
  • April 2016 Newsletter - Regional Food System Grant Program Local Food System Infrastructure Mapping Tool KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grants King County Local Food Initiative … Continued
  • March 2016 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale and Community Fair Food System Grant Program RFP Meeting with State Legislators Employment Opportunities Urban Forestry … Continued
  • February 2016 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale KCD Awards More than $1.8 Million in Grants Max Prinsen Re-Elected Manure Nutrient Management Training Lane and … Continued
  • January 2016 Newsletter - KCD Program Celebration Native Plant Sale Board of Supervisors Candidate Filing Native Plants Conservation Conversation Volunteer with KCD Outreach Team … Continued

2015

  • December 2015 Newsletter - KCD Regional Food System Grant Awards Mary Embleton New KCD Regional Food System Program Manager 2016 Native Plant Sale Conservation … Continued
  • November 2015 Newsletter - Resource Conservation Celebrated at KCD Annual Meeting Larry Phillips Honored for Decades of Service KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Awards $373,000 in … Continued
  • October 2015 Newsletter - KCD Annual Meeting Land and Water Stewardship Series Ag Drainage Program Returns 115 Acres to Full Production Volunteers Restore Licorice … Continued
  • September 2015 Newsletter - KCD Agricultural Drainage Program Restores Land that was “Too Wet to Farm” Seahurst Park Restoration Honored KCD Stream Steward Training … Continued
  • August 2015 Newsletter - KCD Urban Forest Health Management Program Regional Food System Presentation Workshop KCD Regional Food System Program Manager Position Open KCD … Continued
  • July 2015 Newsletter - KCD Regional Food System Grant Program Launched Early Action Projects Meet Us at the Market King County Farmers Show their … Continued
  • June 2015 Newsletter - Regional Food System Grant Program Announced Meet KCD Staff at Farmers Markets Welcome Katie Pencke Volunteer for KCD Work Groups … Continued
  • May 2015 Newsletter - 2015 Green Globe Awards Regional Food System Program Governor Inslee Signs Conservation District Legislation Urban Aquatic Enhancement Program 2015 Northwest … Continued
  • April 2015 Newsletter - Jim Haack Elected to Board of Supervisors KCD Regional Food System Program Announced King County Local Food Initiative Report Telling … Continued
  • March 2015 Newsletter - KCD Election 2015 Native Plant Sale KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grants Program Yesler Swamp Habitat Restoration Revitalizing Agriculture in the Snoqualmie … Continued
  • February 2015 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale KCD Election Agricultural Drainage Program Wetland Plant Cooperative Volunteer Opportunities Landowner Incentive Program Land and Water … Continued
  • January 2015 Newsletter - Director’s Message KCD Native Plant Sale Marlla Mhoon: Planting a Backyard Paradise KCD Election Make the Most of Manure KCD … Continued

2014

  • December 2014 Newsletter - King County Council Approves KCD Work Plan and Budget 2015 Native Plant Sale Barbara and Ed Bickford Honored as Washington … Continued
  • November 2014 Newsletter - King County Council Hearing 2015 Native Plant Sale Pre-Ordering Begins KCD Annual Stewardship Awards Meet Amy Holmes – KCD Resource … Continued
  • October 2014 Newsletter - KCD’s 65th Annual Meeting USDA Local Food Grant Meet New Staff Members Fenster Nature Park Tour Thanks to the WCC … Continued
  • September 2014 Newsletter - King Conservation District 65th Annual Meeting Seahurst Park Restoration Mapes Creek Daylighting Fall Workshops and Tours KCD Soil Testing Service … Continued
  • August 2014 Newsletter - 2015 KCD Work Plan Submitted to King County WSU Extension Forestry Programs Duwamish River Festival A River Reborn Construction Begins … Continued
  • July 2014 Newsletter - King County Local Food Economy Initiative KCD Public Meetings Farms and Food Roundtable Report KCD Supervisors Jason Salvo and Dick … Continued
  • June 2014 Newsletter - Marine Shoreline Workshops Washington State Envirothon Report Farm Tours Thornton Creek Restoration Port of Seattle Rain Gardens KCD Manure Spreader … Continued
  • May 2014 Newsletter - Climate Change and Horse Keeping Conference Report 2014 Farm Guide Puget Sound Fresh Allan Savory TED Talk Controlling Invasives on … Continued
  • April 2014 Newsletter - Climate Change and Horse Keeping Conference Election Results KCD Awards $2.3 Million in Grants Apply for KCD-Seattle Community Partnership Grants … Continued
  • March 2014 Newsletter - KCD Election “Rock Awards” Native Plant Sale Report State of the County Horses and Climate Change Conference Soil Testing Manure … Continued
  • February 2014 Newsletter - Native Plant Sale and Community Fair KCD Annual Meeting Conservation Task Force Report Soil Testing Young Farmer’s Day Camp USDA … Continued
  • January 2014 Newsletter - KCD Election Native Plant Sale Envirothon Team and Volunteer Recruitment Landowner Incentive Program Funding Parr Creek Volunteer Event Kurt Timmermeister … Continued

2013

  • December 2013 Newsletter - KCD Native Plant Sale 2013 Annual Report Preparing for 2014 Election Envirothon Teams KCD Marine Shoreline Workshops Parr Creek Project … Continued
  • November 2013 Newsletter - Announcing 2014 Plant Sale Task Force Report Boise Creek Stream Monitoring Land and Water Stewardship Workshops Boise Creek Restoration Event … Continued
  • October 2013 Newsletter - Seattle Urban Tour Task Force Update Stream Steward Training Land and Water Workshops Lou Beck Awarded LID Certificate Mary Olson … Continued
  • September 2013 Newsletter - Rick and Kim Brighton Awarded Farm of Merit Task Force Update Pasture Workshop Mary Olson Farm Tour Boise Creek Project … Continued
  • August 2013 Newsletter - Boise Creek Goats Farm Tour Task Force Update; Pasture Workshop Impact of KCD Grants King County Current Use Taxation Sofia … Continued
  • July 2013 Newsletter - Farm Tours and Workshops Task Force Update Soil Testing Landowner Funds Available Knotweed Control Auburn Farmers Market Volunteer Events Puget … Continued
  • June 2013 Newsletter - Conservation Task Force Farm Tours and Workshops Quartermaster Harbor Cleanup Soil Testing Envirothon Report Kirkland Stormwater Grant Seattle Community Grant … Continued
  • May 2013 Newsletter - Puget Sound Conservation Districts Caucus Deirdre Grace Joins KCD Staff Puget Sound Starts Here KCD Aquatic Area Enhancement Service Manure … Continued
  • April 2013 Newsletter - Stewardship Workshops Native Plant Sale Report Puget Sound Starts Here Certified Wildlife Habitat Washington Association of Conservation Districts Legislative Days … Continued
  • March 2013 Newsletter - Landowner Incentive Program Plant Sale Reminder Manure Spreader Rental Fish Barrier Removal Program Land and Water Stewardship Workshops Seattle Tilth … Continued
  • February 2013 Newsletter - Landowner Incentive Program Native Plant Sale and Community Fair Envirothon Teams Forming Jacobus Saperstein Erin Ericson and Lou Beck Awarded … Continued
  • January 2013 Newsletter - Landowner Incentive Program Native Plant Sale KCD Election Volunteer Opportunities Welcome Rachel Konrady and Karen Hills View the Newsletter
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