The Snoqualmie Valley has hosted a thriving agricultural sector for over 175 years, yet no where in that time has
King Conservation District (KCD) held its first educational event of the season in mid-May. Ten farmers, landowners, and food system
Heavy rainfall in 2019 and 2021 caused more than just water from Griffin Creek to surge over the banks and fan out across farmer Todd McKittrick’s fields.
Sand, gravel, and rock swept across 15 acres of McKittrick’s fertile land along Griffin Creek, rendering the acreage unusable for farming. The torrent also left adult coho salmon returning to the creek’s spawning grounds stranded in a field amidst the debris and grass, with many of the fish dying before they could complete their journey. Continue readingFirst Griffin Creek flooded. Now farms and fish can return following completion of innovative King County project.