Conservation Futures (CFT)
The 2022 application period opens on January 3, 2022, with applications for 2023 Conservation Futures funding due Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Please visit the Application process page.
Conservation Futures tax levy (CFT) can help buy open spaces in cities and in rural King County, such as:
- Urban greenspaces
- Passive recreation parks
- Natural areas
- Community gardens
- Farms (urban and rural)
CFT funding is provided to governmental agencies and eligible nature conservancy or historic preservation nonprofits. Community groups or individuals can partner on projects with local agencies and eligible nonprofits.
In communities that have historically been under-served with open space investments, CFT funding may be able to pay for 100% of acquisition costs for some projects.
Since 1982, CFT funding has helped protect more than 100,000 acres of land in King County as open space. Read more about CFT’s history, here. Read more about the future of CFT as King County and partners implement the Land Conservation Initiative.
News & announcements
The Conservation Futures Advisory Committee will meet on February 10, 2022 and February 15, 2022. Each meeting will be held from 6:00-8:00 pm, by teleconference. Please contact Ingrid Lundin for meeting access information, and see the Committee Information page for the agenda.
June 27, 2019
External Article, Seattle Times
King County seeks to preserve 5,000 acres for parks, open space by the end of 2020