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Environmental grants and awards

King County, Washington

To offer a suggestion or report an error on the grant pages, please contact Ken Pritchard, grants administrator.

Wild Places in City Spaces Grants: the Urban Reforestation and Habitat Restoration Fund


Wild Places in City Spaces
The urban reforestation and habitat restoration grant fund

Wild Places in City Spaces provides grants up to $12,000 to volunteer organizations, community groups and government agencies for projects reforesting urban areas and restoring habitat within the Urban Growth Area of King County and incorporated cities.

Examples of projects that can be funded
Removing invasive species and planting native plants in wooded area near another natural area; stream and upland restoration including stewardship training that includes field activities; placement of woody debris and invasive plant removal. See past examples.

Grant amount and deadline
There is no minimum request and the maximum request is $12,000. The deadline is Feb. 29, 2012.

Proposals must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have on-the-ground benefits.
  • Provide public access (with appropriate restrictions to protect sensitive resources).
  • Address or promote a reforestation or restoration benefit that is scientifically demonstrable, such as increase the diversity of urban forest stands, or improve wildlife habitats.


  • Awards typically do not exceed an 18-month period.
  • A compelling public benefit is required for those projects located on private land.
Apply for a grant

For more information about Wild Places in City Spaces grants, please contact Ken Pritchard, Grant Exchange coordinator, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks.