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Learn about funding opportunities to create parks and open spaces in your community at King County workshops

Summary

King County hosts meetings in Lake City, Kent and White Center to share information about available grant funding opportunities for creating parks and open spaces in communities.

Story

King County hosts three workshops this fall to share information about grant opportunities for creating parks and open spaces, especially in communities that have historically been under-served with open space investments. 

Each meeting will feature presentations about three funding sources: King County Conservation Futures, King County Parks Levy, and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. 

The meeting agenda will include time to share ideas about open space needs in communities and brainstorm how communities, eligible nonprofits and cities can collaborate to apply for grants. Please find the workshop announcement to share with your community at kingcounty.gov/cft

Workshop schedule
Lake City Workshop: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Seattle Mennonite Church Back Auditorium, 3120 NE 125th St., Seattle. Interpreters and translated materials are available upon request by Oct. 24.

Kent Workshop: Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Kent Commons Community Center, Mount Rainier Room, 220 Fourth Ave. S, Kent. Interpreters and translated materials are available upon request by Nov. 5.

White Center Workshop: Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. at TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space Multipurpose Room at Dick Thurnau Park, 605 SW 108th St., Seattle. Interpreters and translated materials are available upon request by Nov. 18.

Local vendors will provide free food, children are welcome, and there is free parking available at all sites. For interpretation and translation requests, contact Ana Unpingco at aunpingco@kingcounty.gov; or 206-263-4192. For questions about the grants, please contact Ingrid Lundin at ingrid.lundin@kingcounty.gov.

RELEVANT LINKS
King County Conservation Futures 
King County Parks Levy 
Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Doug Williams, 206-477-4543

About the King County Water and Land Resources Division
The Water and Land Resources Division works to protect the health and integrity of King County’s natural resources. Employees work to reduce flood risks, monitor water quality and restore wildlife habitat; manage, and reduce the harmful impacts from stormwater, noxious weeds and hazardous waste; create sustainable forestry and agriculture; and protect open space to support all of these efforts.