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Applications for CFT funding are due on March 4, 2020. Please see the CFT application process page for details.

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
  • Trails
  • Community gardens
  • Farms (urban and rural)
  • Forests

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.

Cougar Mountain - Squak hike

News & announcements

Mar. 28 through Apr. 25, 2020
Conservation Futures project review meetings will be held via telecommunication. Please contact Ingrid Lundin for information about how to access the meetings.

Mar. 4, 2020
CFT Applications due by 4 p.m.

Jun. 27, 2019
External article, Seattle Times
King County seeks to preserve 5,000 acres for parks, open space by the end of 2020

Jun. 27, 2019
Executive Constantine triples down on open space protection, takes action ensure greenspace access for all King County residents

Jun. 20, 2019
Executive Constantine’s plan will ensure all King County residents have access to open spaces

Contact Us

Ingrid Lundin

Conservation Futures Coordinator

Email: Ingrid.Lundin@kingcounty.gov

Phone: 206-477-4578