Conservation Futures (CFT)
Applications for CFT funding are due on March 4, 2020. Please see the CFT application process page for details.
Workshop 1: Lake City
Thursday, November 7, 2019 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Seattle Mennonite Church Back Auditorium
Request interpretation/ translation by October 24
Workshop 2: Kent
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Kent Commons Community Center Mount Rainier Room
525 Fourth Avenue N Kent, WA 98032 (updated address as of 11/18/2019)
Request interpretation/ translation by November 5
Workshop 3: White Center
Thursday, December 5, 2019 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
TAF Bethaday Community Learning Space Multipurpose Room at Dick Thurnau Park
Request interpretation/ translation by November 18
Workshop 4: Crossroads, Bellevue
Monday, December 9, 2019 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Crossroads Community Center Community Room
Request interpretation/translation by November 20
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 underserved 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.
News & announcements
October 10, 2019
Fall 2019: King County's Parks and Open Spaces Grant Workshops
Jun. 27, 2019
External article, Seattle Times
King County seeks to preserve 5,000 acres for parks, open space by the end of 2020