68 projects aimed at protecting and improving regional water quality will be launched in the new year, thanks to funding through King County’s WaterWorks Grant Program.
The King County Council recently passed an ordinance approving the funding. The projects include a variety of approaches, including restoring stream and riverbanks, installing rain gardens, educating students and teachers, training youth in water quality job skills, monitoring water quality, and research.
Here are some photos of previous projects:
Some organizations were previously awarded WaterWorks funding. One example is the United Indians of All Tribes who are getting a second grant, Labateyah Native Water Steward Interns 2, focused on introducing native youth and other youth of color to careers in the environmental field. They won a Green Globe award in 2021.
For a list of the projects awarded funding for 2022-23, please visit the news release.