KCD offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Monthly volunteer events in the KCD Native Plant Nursery and at other locations provide chances to learn about growing native plants and restoring streams and wetlands. See the Volunteer Events listed below and click on the the event links to sign up.

KCD Native Plant Nursery

Native plants grown from locally collected seed are the corner stone of conservation and ecological restoration. Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include plant division and transplantation or maintenance of nursery stock by watering and weeding.

Where: King Conservation District Nursery in Renton
When: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

There are no upcoming Events at this time.


Group Habitat Restoration Events

Experience stream and wetland restoration first hand and help KCD implement successful restoration projects! Each season provides a different type of volunteer opportunity including: removing invasive plants, planting and installing native plants, spreading mulch and installing tree protectors. These projects are great for groups. Snacks, tools, on-site supervision and environmental education provided.

Contact volunteer@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909 to schedule a date and location that works for your group.


Stream Steward Volunteers

KCD Stream Stewards test water quality parameters in Boise Creek and Newaukum Creek sub-basins of southeast King County.

Become a Better Ground Ambassador

Help KCD promote Better Water, Better Soil, and Better Communities by becoming a Better Ground Ambassador. Would you have fun attending events like the King County Fair, the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival and farmers markets? Are you interested in learning about environmental topics? Do you enjoy taking with people? Help KCD spread the word about our programs and services by volunteering as a Better Ground Ambassador. Gain valuable outreach experience and increase your awareness of environmental topics. Upcoming orientations:

There are no upcoming Events at this time.


For more information, please contact mark.dostal@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1955.


Frequently Asked Questions

What Volunteer Events are coming up?

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone! Youth under 18 years of age need to complete a youth waiver:

Download KCD Project Site Youth Waiver

Youth under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I get service learning or community service credit for school?


What do I need for the day of the event?

Please bring water, sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Don’t forget to bring raingear as we work rain or shine!

Can my youth group or company schedule a private volunteer event?

Yes! Groups of 10 or more can request a private event on weekdays or weekends.


Please contact volunteer@kingcd.org or call 425-282-1909 at least two days prior to a scheduled event to register, receive driving directions, and obtain more information.

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