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KCD Plant Sale Update

King Conservation District is adhering to Washington State and King County guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols and best practices to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community.
PRE-ORDERED (online orders) plants can be picked up as scheduled at the Tukwila Community Center this Saturday, March 14th with extended hours from 9am-5pm.

Orders will be fulfilled via curbside pickup and we are encouraging people to stay in their vehicles to limit individual contact. Staff will be on-site to help guide people through this process.
King Conservation District is committed to public health; we will distribute pre-orders in a manner that honors the CDC’s recommendation for 6 feet of social distancing.
Thank you for your commitment to creating habitat with beautiful, resilient native plants!

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KCD Plant Sale More Info for PreOrders

KCD will be fulfilling all preorders at the Tukwila Community Center on Saturday from 9-5. PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no walk-up sale and no Community Fair.

Early Pickups

KCD is making early pickups available to some customers. All orders will be ready by Saturday and all customers can opt to come then.

Early pickups will be based on order number as we pack orders in numerical order. Please see below and check your order number to see if you can come early. If you come before your order is packed you will have to come back when it is ready. If you are not sure what your order number is plan on coming on Saturday.

Order numbers start at 20000. Please reference the last 3 digits of your order number. For example, order 20098 can come on Thursday if you would like. 

Order numbers 002-150 can come on Thursday from noon-5.

Order numbers 002-650 can come on Friday from 9-5.

Everyone with a preorder can come on Saturday from 9-5.

If you have multiple orders, you can only pickup order numbers that have been prepped for that day. If you have multiple orders, you will need to wait until they have all been prepped or they will not be ready when you arrive.

In accordance with public health recommendation, KCD has developed a protocol for ensuring social distancing of 6 feet or more.  We are asking that customers stay in their vehicles.  All orders will be fulfilled curbside at the Tukwila Community Center. Customers will not be allowed inside the gym. We will have staff to direct you through getting your order when you arrive onsite.

*If you have been in contact with Leann Krainick from Scarecrow’s Pride about picking up her soil amendments. Scarecrow’s Pride will be on site at the Tukwila Community Center on Saturday, March 14th.

KCD Soil Testing Temporarily Suspended

KCD is suspending the intake of soil samples for the time being due to public safety concerns presented by the COVID-19 virus. We will announce when soil samples may once again be brought or mailed in. All samples that have been submitted have been processed as of March 6.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Orca Recovery Show Garden wins Gold Medal at NW Flower & Garden Show

At the Orca Recovery Garden, viewers had the chance to see ideas ranging from creating pollinator-friendly habitat to developing healthier soil and cleaner water. There were elements applicable to home and garden, farm and wooded properties – highlighting approachable conservation efforts in each setting. The Garden won a Gold medal, the Garden Comm Award, and the American Horticultural Society's Environmental Award. 

A huge thank you to our design partner NW Bloom and contributors Big Trees Inc., Pacific Topsoils, Marenakos Rock Center, Mutual Materials, UW Recreation Waterfront Activities Center, Wetlands and Woodlands Wholesale, Cascade Cuts, T&L Nursery, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and the Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands.

The Seattle Times even did a write up of the show garden!
Seattle Times: How this garden, with native plants and canoe planters, can help save salmon, orcas 

Learn more about the garden, native planting list, and helpful resources

KCD Soil Testing and Health Video

KCD presented on soil testing and soil health at the NW Flower and Garden Show this last week. If you missed the talk, or were looking to learn more about soil health, we have a helpful video up on youtube. 

Remember, KCD Soil Testing has been suspended until further notice. 

Read more

KCD Site Visits Update

King Conservation District is adhering to Washington State and King County guidelines regarding COVID-19 protocols and best practices to ensure the health and safety of our staff and community.

To that end, staff will be assessing their site visits and reaching out to cooperators with any changes. If you are a partner or cooperator with a scheduled site visit in March, your KCD staff contact will reach out to you personally to assess your particular situation

We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of the month.

King Conservation District is committed to public health; we are honoring the CDC’s recommendation for 6 feet of social distancing and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you for your work with KCD. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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Get Involved

KCD events will be subject to change during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please check our website for up-to-date information about KCD events and services.

UPDATE: KCD Native Plant Sale
March 14, Tukwila

UPDATE: If you have purchased PRE-ORDERED plants online, you can pick up your plants at the Tukwila Community Center on Saturday, March 14th with extended hours from 9am-5pm. Pre-order customers will also receive emails with updates about the Plant Sale.

There will be no Walk-Up Sale.
The Community Fair is cancelled.

KCD Native Plant Nursery
April 11, Renton

Spend a morning outside helping to maintain trees, shrubs, groundcovers, and aquatic plants for projects across King County. Volunteers earn native plants that can be used to landscape their properties or donate to their favorite organization. 

See More KCD Events

At King Conservation District, we’re all about Better Ground. Better Ground means taking important stewardship actions at home and in our communities to create healthy soil and water, to provide healthy food, and to conserve land, water, forests, wildlife and related natural resources. And you don’t have to go at it alone. You have a partner, your local conservation district.

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