The King Conservation District & Horses for Clean Water will host two free events in August. The first is a workshop on "Shopping for Horse Property" at the Maple Valley Library on August 27th, and the second is a farm tour at Boise Creek Boer Goats near Enumclaw on August 29th. Visit the website for details: www.kingcd.org/news-summer-farm-tours-2013.htm.
Free Pasture Management Workshop, September 13th in Enumclaw
King County Creates New Current Use Taxation Web Portal
Landowners in King County are eligible for four current use taxation programs that offer incentives to voluntarily preserve open space, farmland or forestlands.
The Public Benefit Rating System and the Timber Land program are administered by the Department of Natural Resources & Parks, while the Forestland and the Farm and Agricultural Land Programs are administered by the Department of Assessments. King County’s new Current Use Taxation webpage provides brief descriptions, contact information and applications for all four programs.
Take Advantage of Hands-On Learning Opportunities at KCD Volunteer Events
King Conservation District staff coordinate an ongoing series of volunteer events in our Native Plant Nursery, at Longfellow Creek in Seattle, and elsewhere in King County.
The events provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn about native plant propagation and habitat restoration. See the website for the full schedule of upcoming volunteer events: www.kingcd.org/volunteer/index.php.