Councilmember Upthegrove announced grant funding to complete preservation and restoration projects along the Duwamish River.
King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced today that the city of Tukwila will receive a $335,000 grant to preserve and restore habitat along the Duwamish River corridor.
The city will use the money to complete preservation and restoration projects of different habitats along the Duwamish River, including riverbanks, uplands and tidally influenced shoreline.
The grant is funded through King County’s Conservation Futures program, dedicated to purchasing open space lands and conservation easements across the county.
In contrast to previous years, some organizations and cities applying for King County Conservation Futures funding this year were not required to provide local matching funds. Due to a policy change sponsored by Upthegrove, King County now can waive the matching fund requirement for projects that provide open spaces in the most underserved areas of King County.
“By no longer requiring matching funds in low-income communities, King County is ensuring that low-income and underserved areas across the county — including Tukwila — are more likely to get funding for new parks and open spaces,” Councilmember Upthegrove said.
For a full list of funded projects, visit this link.