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Conservation district to take Carnation comments on tax, priorities

The King Conservation District will hold a series of six public comment sessions in May and June, including an upcoming Carnation session, to gather citizen input on conservation priorities and programs that would be funded by the reauthorization of the district's special assessment.

The Carnation public comment session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Ave.

The conservation district provides conservation information and technical assistance programs to all landowners within the district's boundaries, which include most of King County, on a voluntary, non-regulatory basis.

The district provides grants for conservation projects and programs, and initiates community outreach activities including workshops, education programs, site visits, farm plans, and consultation on land, water, and wildlife management.

The district is funded by a $10 per parcel/per year assessment within the district's boundaries and expires on December 31st, 2009. The assessment provides approximately $6 million annually

Learn more about the district at www.kingcd.org.

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