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King Conservation District Grant Program
Grant Awards through July, 2016

The King Conservation District awards grants for projects that directly enhance natural resources, provide education and outreach to increase public awareness, build capacity for natural resource improvement projects, and implement pilot or demonstration projects.

In the first half of 2016 KCD awarded just under $281,000 in grants to ten public agencies and nonprofit organizations across King County. Below is a list of the funded organizations with brief descriptions of their projects.

City of Auburn – International Farmers Market Marketing & SNAP Implementation  $20,000
Continue working in partnership with multiple organizations to raise awareness about the market and healthy food by increased access to food for citizens utilizing SNAP benefits and by providing informational sessions related to food, health, and cooking. For more information contact Amanda Valdez, 253-266-2726, avaldez@auburnwa.gov

City of Clyde Hill – 2016 Arbor Day Celebration  $2,404
Educate children on the value and proper care of trees through poem and poster contests and tree planting. For more information contact Courtney Benjamin, 425-453-7800, courtney@clydehill.org

City of Renton - 2016 Farmers Market - Marketing and Promotion $10,500
Continue and further expand marketing efforts that will focus on social media, holding new activities in Market West, and hosting renowned speakers and chefs. In addition, they will conduct a rapid market assessment to learn how they can improve. For more information contact Carrie Olson, 425-430-7214, clolson@Rentonwa.gov

City of Sammamish - 2016-17 Stormwater Outreach  $27,305
Adapt previously developed classroom stormwater workshops and interactive community event booth activities based on lessons learned from the 2015 program to evaluate the adoption of targeted behaviors by participants. For more information contact Lisa Werre, 425-295-0573, lwerre@sammamish.us

City of Woodinville – Tree Games/Arbor Day Celebration  $1,097
Growing the event to include youth educational activities, tree demonstration workshops, and native tree saplings distribution to further the city's commitment to a tree canopy cover of 40% citywide. Activities will focus on proper tree care and ecosystems. For more information contact Amanda Almgren, 425-877-2285, AmandaA@ci.woodinville.wa.us

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle – City of Burien Spill Kit  $10,155
Increase businesses' awareness and understanding of how to responsibly address onsite spills and prevent stormwater pollution by providing a free spill kit containing either universal or oil-only sorbent materials capable of cleaning seven gallons of liquid. For more information contact Stephen Reilly, 206-767-0432, stephen@ecoss.org

Environmental Coalition of South Seattle – City of Sammamish Spill Kit  $6,543
Increase businesses' awareness and understanding of how to responsibly address onsite spills and prevent stormwater pollution by providing a free spill kit containing either universal or oil-only sorbent materials capable of cleaning seven gallons of liquid. For more information contact Stephen Reilly, 206-767-0432, stephen@ecoss.org

King County Agriculture Program Keeping Farmers Farming  $180,000
Provides support to several components of the King County Agriculture Program, including assistance to farmers market managers, farm pad development, promoting local food, and working on water rights. For more information contact Steve Evans, 206-477-4687, steve.evans@kingcounty.gov

Seattle Tilth – McAuliffe Park Food System & Conservation Programming   $13,903
Develop and provide programming at historic 13 acre homestead site in partnership with the City of Kirkland. Activities include engaging community members in utilizing the new learning garden and restoring 1.82 acres of forested area. For more information contact Colin Groark, (206) 633-0451 ext. 120, colingroark@seattletilth.org

Weed Warriors – Newcastle Earth Day 2016  $9,000
Community-wide educational event focusing on the creation of backyard wildlife through the use of native plants, controlling invasive species, and natural alternatives to pesticides and herbicides and engaging the community in restoring a public area. For more information contact Grace Stiller, 425-228-7927, gracestiller@comcast.net