KCD helps build better communities through the following program areas.
Member Jurisdiction Grant Program
The Member Jurisdiction Grant Program funds projects in partnership with 33 cities (excluding Seattle) that are members of King Conservation District. Activities eligible for funding through this program include the direct improvement of natural resource conditions, education and outreach, pilot and demonstration projects and projects that build capacity.
Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program
A joint effort to support both KCD and City of Seattle priorities for natural resource improvement that is intended to fund multiple, small projects that directly improve natural resources through on-the-ground activities such as habitat restoration or urban agriculture and engage community. If your project is located within the boundaries of a member jurisdiction other than Seattle, please review the program materials for the Member Jurisdiction Grant Program.
Regional Food System Grant Program
Funds projects that demonstrate public benefit and a link to improving working lands in King County. It is designed to support projects that contribute to the economic viability of local farmers, encourage new farmers, expand acreage in food production, improve food access, and increase demand for King County farm products.
In 2015, KCD launched a new Community Agriculture program across King County. KCD offers expertise and resources to schools, individuals, non-profits, and churches, and is helping expand access to healthy food and teaching important lessons on soil health, water quality, habitat, and natural resource stewardship in the urban landscape.
KCD’s Urban Forest Health Program assists member jurisdictions (cities) in our service area with enhancing green infrastructure by stewarding street trees, urban backyards, and forested open spaces.
King County is offering a rebate of up to $300 for septic maintenance activities performed in the project focus areas of Northwest Vashon Island and Poverty Bay as a part of the Poverty Bay-Vashon Island Septic Maintenance Rebate Program.
Trees for Rail
Trees for Rail is a collaboration between Sound Transit, the City of Shoreline, and King Conservation District (KCD) to re-green the Lynnwood Link Light Rail corridor with native trees and shrubs as it passes through the City of Shoreline. The program offers free native trees and plants for qualifying City of Shoreline residents.
Shore Friendly King County – Marine Shoreline Services
Shore Friendly King County is a collaborative of restoration and conservation agencies and organizations working together to bring Shore Friendly tools and assistance to homeowners in King County.
AmeriCorps Individual Placement Opportunities
AmeriCorps is a national service program that places young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. KCD supports the AmeriCorps mission of serving local communities and training future leaders.
Additional information about programs and services highlighted by KUOW’s Spotlight segments.