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Sign up with Terri Griffith, 206-553-6643

City of Kent’s Green River Natural Resources Area Native Plant Nursery Work Parties

January 12 and February 9, 8 a.m.-Noon each day

Sign up with Matt Knox, City of Kent, 253-437-2051, mknox@ci.kent.wa.us

Black River Riparian Forest Planting in Renton

March 30, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Sign up with Debbie, King Conservation District, 206-764-3410 ext.119, debbie.meisinger@kingcd.org

Watershed Steward Volunteer Training

WSU Cooperative Extension King County’s Land/Water Stewardship Program announces its 2002 Watershed Steward Volunteer Training.  Selected individuals will receive 70+ hours of training about watershed resources, with an emphasis on practical stewardship.  Topics covered include watershed geology, hydrology, forest resources, wetlands, wildlife, interactions between people and watersheds, and much more.  In return for training, stewards agree to provide a minimum of 70 hours of volunteer outreach to residents of King County.

The training will be held in the Seattle area every Friday from April 5 through May 31, 2002.  Field trips will be held on two Saturdays.  Classroom and field sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please contact Paul Racette at 206-205-3171 to receive an application form.  Outside the Seattle calling area, dial toll-free 1-800-325-6165 and ask for extension 5-3171 or visit http://www.metrokc.gov/WSU-CE/land&water.htm (an application can also be downloaded from the web).  Application deadline is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2002.

Grants Available, Funds Awarded

King County's Natural Resource Stewardship Network is hosting a free grant writing workshop on January 16 at the Garfield Community Center in Seattle.  Ken Pritchard will share the secrets of King County's environmental grants and Sarah Griffith of Washington State Department of Natural Resources will tell all in regard to her Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.  The workshop will also provide tips on how to write a more successful grant application no matter what the funding source.  For details, contact Linda Vane, 206-296-8042, linda.vane@metrokc.gov.   

In 2001, King County's Conservation Futures Tax program allocated $1.7 million dollars to protect lands in WRIA 9.  A focus of this program is to protect resources lands that provide important habitat for fish and wildlife.  These lands include:

Big Spring Creek near Enumclaw,

the Kanaskat Reach adjacent to the Green River near Black Diamond,

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