Partnership for Rural King County (PRKC) is a grassroots consortium of neighborhood residents, community associations, non-profits, outdoor user groups and educational agencies dedicated to preservation of rural communities and surrounding lands in
eastern King County.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
PRKC works within the Snoqualmie
Valley and surrounding area in eastern King County to ensure the
long-term sustainability of working forestland, farmland, outdoor recreation
and biodiversity of our special region.
PRKC Assertions are statements which we believe to be true and which guide
PRKC Priorities. They are:
Rural life is
compatible with healthy ecosystems and supports healthy living in
neighboring metropolitan areas;
Local working forests
are a critical part of ensuring long-term forest health, maintaining our
rural view corridors, ensuring adequate wildlife habitat and protecting
Our communities are
enriched immeasurably by the presence and availability of local farms
and farm products;
and natural beauty are highly valued in the Pacific Northwest by
residents and tourists;
Demand on our natural
areas, forest and farm land will continue to increase with population
Land prices and
development pressures will continue to grow at exponential rates;
partnerships are paramount to realizing our goals;
The “value” of any
individual property, whether the measure is economic, biodiversity,
habitat, etc, both contributes to and is dependent on, the collective
health of the region;
health of the region requires long-range community planning and effort
(i.e. several generations from vision to completion).
PRKC Priorities identify
our areas of focus and effort. They include:
forest lands through encouragement of Sustainable Forestry
promoting Local Farms, Farm Products and Services
enhancing local Outdoor Recreation
community initiative and commitment to Environmental Stewardship
PRKC is not a land trust or a conservancy. PRKC works with established organizations and public programs to realize protection goals.
The People Behind PRKC
PRKC is made possible by
the support, dedication and hard work of our Board Members and
Community Volunteers. They
work together and bring a wealth of professional experience and creative
approaches to everything we do. This team provides expertise in
Forestry, Groundwater, Communications, Sustainable Development, Public
Policy, Planning, GIS, Land Use Law, Ecology, Education and Project
Management. Click here to learn more
about our Board Members.
Volunteers check our
firstname.lastname@example.org on a weekly basis.
Our mailing address is PO Box 1018, Fall City, WA 98024.