Conservation Futures Citizens Committee recommendations include purchase of wooded property in LFP with Lyons Creek tributary

Friday, July 22, 2016

On Tuesday, the Conservation Futures Citizens Committee presented recommendations to the King County Council, Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee for allocation of program funding for Conservation Futures Tax and Parks Levy open space projects for 2017.

The committee’s recommendations include significant conservation investments in King County, including projects in Lake City, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, and Bothell.

Recommendations by the committee include additional funding for the Wayne Golf Course in Bothell, the acquisition of a 5.6 acre wooded property in Lake Forest Park that contains a tributary to Lyons Creek, and the acquisition of a woodland trail in Kirkland between Juanita Heights Park and Juanita Beach Park on Lake Washington.

“I’m very excited about the Conservation Futures Citizens Committee’s recommendations,” said Rod Dembowski, Chair of the Transportation, Economy and Environment Committee, “I commend the work of the committee.”     

The committee received over $22 million in requests for CFT funds, there is an estimated $11.6 million 2017 CFT funds available for distribution to projects.

The King County Council will take action on the recommendations during the budget process in the fall.



1 comments:

Mary Fleck August 14, 2016 at 3:17 PM  

Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation has been working to retain 5 Acre Woods which contains a lovely stream. This land is "surplus" land owned by Seattle Public Utilities. Seattle Green Spaces Coalition is a watchdog organization whose mission is to re-purpose surplus property. Way to go LFP!!

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