Five Valley organizations that help children, neighborhoods, farmers and the earth won grants from King County.
Fall City Community Association, Transition Snoqualmie Valley, SnoValley Tilth, the Carnation Duvall Citizens Corps and the Sno-Valley Indoor Playground were among groups to get nearly $18,000 total in Community Service Area Grants in Councilwoman Kathy Lambert's District 3.
Grants go to projects throughout unincorporated King County that “offer unincorporated area residents in the Community Service Areas an opportunity to participate and be more connected in their communities," says Lambert.
"These organizations do an amazing job connecting with citizens and sponsoring programs in their communities," she said. "I know the funds received will be well used.”
Grants require a community match of at least one-fourth of the total project and cannot total more than $5000 to any one organization.
Details are as follows:
• Fall City Community Association: $3,600 for trimming, health evaluation and repair of the ornamental flowering cherry trees in Fall City and teaching sessions to train local residents how to properly trim and $920 for rental of portable sanitary toilet to accommodate the many hikers, bikers, riders and river users who travel through Fall City.
• Carnation Duvall Citizen Corps: $4,000 to fund street address signs for rural homeowners with unmarked access points.
• Sno-Valley Indoor Playground: $1,000 for the acquisition of age appropriate toys for children aged birth – five.
• SnoValley Tilth: $3,500 to support the Snoqualmie Valley Farm Tour.
• Transition Snoqualmie Valley: $3,900 to support the Fall City Learning Garden and Pea Patch on the grounds of the Fall City Masonic Lodge.
"The countycouncil is the local government in the unincorporated areas of King County,” said Lambert, “and I am pleased that we are able to support our citizens in such a positive and practical way that will improve their daily lives.”
There will be additional grants available next year. Organizations in the unincorporated areas of King County are encouraged to plan ahead to apply. Applications will be available in late fall.