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The King Conservation District

The King Conservation District (King CD) is a natural resources assistance agency authorized by Washington State and guided by the Washington State Conservation Commission. Our mission is to promote the sustainable use of natural resources through responsible stewardship. A five-member Board of Supervisors is responsible for all District programs and activities.

Since 1949, the King CD has been helping the people of King County manage their natural resources. We educate landowners, schools, scientists, consultants and agencies in how to recognize problem situations and how to avoid creating them. We also provide technical assistance in solving their problems.

We promote conservation through demonstration projects, educational events, providing technical assistance and, in some cases, providing or pointing the way to funds which may be available for projects. The King CD has no regulatory or enforcement authority. We only work with those who choose to work with us.

All landowners within the District boundaries are entitled to free information and technical assistance for water quality protection, wildlife habitat enhancement, farm management plans, soil and slope stability information, native plant products, manure exchange information, volunteer opportunities, stream restoration/enhancement assistance and many other natural resource topics.

The King CD works hand-in-hand with the local office of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS provides technical assistance to the King CD, conducts training sessions for King CD personnel and develops the practices and standards which the King CD uses to develop and implement its projects.

The King CD is funded primarily by a per-parcel assessment fee. Most cities and all of unincorporated King County are members of the King Conservation District. The District receives some funding from the Washington State Conservation Commission. We also receive grants from other state, federal and local sources such as the Urban Resources Partnership, Department of Ecology, the Conservation Commission Research Grant and King County Block Grants. Although the District is authorized by the state legislature, it is not a state agency and does not receive an ongoing operating budget from the state's General Fund, as most state agencies do.

The King Conservation District office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call, fax, write or stop by our office at:

1107 SW Grady Way, Suite 130
Renton, WA 98057

Phone (425) 282-1900
Fax: (425) 282-1898

E-mail:King Conservation District