News

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In light of the recent designation of the Green/Duwamish, we wanted to share this article on the Los Angeles River:


Grants

Green the Green: Grants for Stewardship and Native Plantings in the Green/Duwamish Watershed
Grant funding is available for projects to revegetate riparian areas in order to create shade, clean water and air, and provide fish and wildlife habitat along the Green/Duwamish River and its major tributaries. Funding is provided through the King County Flood Control District, Cooperative Watershed Management Grant Program. Grant Applications are due by 5 pm. on Friday, April 29.

The King County Waterworks grant application is due 5/25
The grant team is offering two pre-application workshops: 4/26 in Bellevue and 5/4 in Tukwila. For more information visit the WaterWorks grant page.

Flood Reduction Grant Opportunity
The King County Flood Control District announced the availability of $3.3 million in grant funding for projects that reduce the impact of flooding in King County. Eligible applicants include homeowner associations, non-profit organizations or associations, schools, special purpose districts, tribes, cities and towns within King County and County agencies. Individuals who need funding for a local flooding issue are encouraged to work with an eligible group to apply for a grant. Projects must provide a flood reduction benefit so that it directly addresses existing or potential flooding. The deadline for this 2016 grant opportunity is May 27.


Reports

USGS Study: Ecosystem restoration boosts local, regional, and national economies


Events

Join the 2016 Green River Cleanup; keeping the Green clean since 1985

OtterBecome an Otter Spotter!
Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the polluted Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand the zoo's knowledge about otter range and behavior. If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell the zoo about it!

King Conservation District Soil Discovery Field Day
4/28 at the Thomasson Family Farm near Enumclaw from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

WA Native Plant Society – Annual Spring Plant Sale
4/30 at the Bellevue Botanical Garden, 12001 Main St. Bellevue, WA 98005  from10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Plenty of parking, no entrance fee. These plants are carefully selected by naturalists and botanists in the WA Native Plant Society.

Where the Water Begins Save the Date
Join King Conservation District for one of three free workshop in June to learn about how to protect your shoreline, manage your vegetation to stabilize your property while maintaining a beautiful view of Puget Sound.